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The Friday Five

Shoot for a Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018

By | Jan.19.18 | 0 Comments

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New Year’s resolutions, like eating healthy or spending more time engaging with friends and family, are quickly abandoned when you’re under constant scrutiny at work. (There’s nothing like a civilized “Hunger Games,” right?) But you do have some control. Here are five tangible, realistic ways to get some balance in your life. Read The Rest

Play to Win

Be the Hub, Not the Wheel

By | Jan.18.18 | 0 Comments

The best rainmakers are often great networkers. That doesn’t mean they are necessarily good schmoozers or enjoy working a room; in fact, many do not. It does mean they know and connect a lot of people.

Many lawyers think of networking as disingenuous or self-serving. But your personal efforts will be more rewarding and effective if you focus on the best reason for networking: to know the right people so you can help others.Read The Rest

Do's and Don'ts

Money Management Tips for New Associates

By | Jan.17.18 | 0 Comments

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Congratulations! You survived law school, passed the bar and got a job. By now you’re somewhat settled in. Some partners have learned your name, and you’ve received a few paychecks. So, what will you do with the steady earnings?

Since it is far easier to start your financial life on the right foot than be forced to adjust bad habits decades later, here’s a checklist covering what to do and what to avoid as a new attorney.Read The Rest


LMA Tech West Sneak Peek: Marketing, Professional Services and the Customer Journey

By | Jan.16.18 | 0 Comments

LMA Tech West

Legal technology is a $3 billion industry. Having established its roots in case and document management, it is increasingly infiltrating firm marketing departments. And that’s a good thing. Attorney at Work contributing editor Susan Kostal spoke with marketing technologist Scott Brinker, VP of Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot, about how technology is changing marketing and elevating its role in organizations. Brinker keynotes at the upcoming LMA Tech West conference. Read The Rest

Nothing But the Ruth!

When to Raise Your Rates

By | Jan.15.18 | 0 Comments

Nothing But the Ruth

How do you make more money? The two obvious ways are work more hours or charge more money. Toward the end of last year, I was debating whether I should raise my rates and, if so, by how much. I had not raised my rates for client work in…Read The Rest

PracticePanther Product Spotlight

The Top 10 Tools That Set PracticePanther Apart!

By | Jan.12.18 | 0 Comments

PracticePanther is one of the fastest growing case management / legal practice management software providers. Thousands of attorneys in more than 35 countries have switched to PracticePanther because of how much time and money it saves them. But wouldn’t it be nice to know what features they love? Which…Read The Rest

Friday Tech Tips

What’s an Active Workstation?

By | Jan.12.18 | 2 Comments


Remember the clickbait headline, “Sitting Is the New Smoking”? One of the latest iterations of the perennial office ergonomics conversation, it helped give rise to the notion of an “active workstation.” I wish the headline jibed with reality. It could be better rewritten as “Not Moving and Other Unhealthy Choices Are the New Smoking.”Read The Rest

Stop Second-Guessing

Three Research Approaches to Help You Make Better Decisions for Your Law Firm

By | Jan.11.18 | 0 Comments

To make the best decisions for the future of your law firm — whether setting marketing priorities, undergoing a new strategic initiative or developing a new mission statement — it’s essential to obtain the right insights and perspectives. That’s where these three research approaches come in: primary, secondary and internal research.Read The Rest