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Jay Harrington Jay Harrington is co-founder of Harrington Communications, where he leads the Brand Strategy, Content Creation and Client Service teams. He is author of the book "One of a Kind: A Proven Path to a Profitable Practice," as well as the e-book "How to Start Fast as a Law Firm Associate." Previously, Jay was a commercial litigator and corporate bankruptcy attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Foley & Lardner. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He writes regularly for Attorney at Work. Follow him on Twitter @harringj75.

Microsoft Office Quick Tips

Video: Customizing the Status Bar in Microsoft Office

By | Oct.18.17 | No Comments

Making any Microsoft Office application easier to use often involves tweaking the interface to suit your work style. Here's one of the quickest, easiest and most powerful tweaks you can make: tricking out each application's …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Don’t Be Just Any Old Lawyer!

By | Oct.17.17 | No Comments

Not long ago, I was asked to make a presentation at a state bar's Law Practice Management Committee luncheon. Topic? Getting clients, of course. When we opened things up for questions, a gentleman in the …Continue reading »


Competing on Price?

What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  

By | Oct.16.17 | No Comments

Last month, Apple unveiled its new iPhone X to much fanfare. Perhaps what created the most fanfare was its price. It starts at $999 — hundreds more than the older iPhone 7 and the brand-new …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Create Holiday Marketing That Shines

By | Oct.13.17 | No Comments

Yes, it’s already mid-October. No, you’re not the only one asking, “How did that happen?” The holidays are right around the corner, and they seem to come earlier each year. One question I often get …Continue reading »


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

Three Basic Tips to Improve Your Law Firm Management

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Let’s face it: You went to law school so you could serve your clients and your community, not so you could order toner for the office printer and print your invoices. But, what is your …Continue reading »


On Balance

Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Self-employed lawyers rely heavily on their ability to propel their businesses forward — more so than lawyers employed by others or members of large firms. Fail to keep the engines going and your practice will …Continue reading »


Google My Law Firm

Three Reasons Google Is Your New Home Page

By | Oct.11.17 | No Comments

Basically, Google is the internet these days. Nobody says, “Go search this on the internet.” They say, “Google it.” Google's goal is to deliver to the searcher — you, me and your potential client — …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

What to Write? Ways to Find Ideas for Your Law Firm Blog

By | Oct.10.17 | No Comments

Figuring out what to write about on my blogs is a challenge I face every week, especially with our firm's patent blog. (I practice intellectual property, but not patent law.) I worry that my posts won’t …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

10 Hacks for Beating Procrastination

By | Oct.09.17 | No Comments

Ninety-five percent of us procrastinate. That's what professor Piers Steel reported in his book "The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done." So, the question isn't whether we procrastinate. …Continue reading »


INSPIRATION

Blasting Barriers at Clio Cloud Conference 2017

By | Oct.06.17 | 1 Comment

Last week in New Orleans, I had the privilege of attending my first Clio Cloud Conference. Though I could talk about the presenters and programs all day, the overall theme that stuck was far more …Continue reading »