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Managing a Law Firm

Developing an Online Research Workflow: Second Step, Instapaper

How do you get all of your online research under control when there’s just so much to find, read and capture? In part two of his three-part series, Tom Mighell describes how he uses Instapaper to manage his online research workflow.

Tom Mighell - January 25, 2011
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Get Out of that Money Mess

Everyone knows you’re good at anything you put your mind to. And if you just had the time you could untangle your personal finances just like that. But it’s just too distracting to ponder that credit card debt, student loan and mortgage payment ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 20, 2011

Turn Trends to Your Advantage

Creating a successful, lucrative law practice requires keeping up with trends, and knowing which ones create opportunity. There are over 60 trends listed in the current “What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession” report, including ...

Bob Denney - January 18, 2011
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Question All Assumptions

It’s Friday again, which means it’s time to take five. Here are five items from the past week that strike us as particularly useful—or entertaining. From the Department of Very Cool. It’s a tiny credit-card reader called Square that plugs ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 14, 2011
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Make Meetings Count

“What’s going on in your day today, dear?” “Oh, nothing. Just a bunch of meetings.” Exactly. That’s how most of us feel about meetings. You get together and do nothing. I once knew a managing partner who routinely counted heads and multiplied ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - January 13, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: First Step, Google Reader

How do you get your online research under control when there's just so much to find, read and capture? Tom Mighell manages his online research with a system of quick steps that you can put to work in your practice, too. The process involves ...

Tom Mighell - January 11, 2011

Fire a Client

When you are a new lawyer, it seems any client should be welcomed with open arms. More mature lawyers know that’s not necessarily so. Which brings me to a friend of mine who used to practice law in Columbia, S.C., and his New Year’s ritual ...

Simon Chester - January 4, 2011

Being Kind

At Attorney at Work, we propose that 2011 is the year to explore kindness as a universal business principle. Acts of kindness not only bind clients and colleagues to you, they can be the key to improving employee (and practice) performance. ...

The Editors - December 29, 2010
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Control Yourself

Are you making yourself sick just trying to keep focused on the work at hand and not click over to Facebook to check on your “friends?” Struggling with the guilt you feel two hours after googling a single address, once you realize that you’ve ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 16, 2010

Who’s the Boss—You or the Beep?

Stop the insanity! Give yourself, your productivity and your jangled nerves a break and just turn off the new e-mail message pop-up. You will be surprised, even awed, by how much more work you will get done without pop-ups and beeps interrupting ...

Dan Pinnington - December 10, 2010
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