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Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Paralegal Over a Lawyer

Roy Ginsburg | Resist the knee-jerk reaction to hire another lawyer. Instead, assess whether a paralegal can fill the need. You’ll find that in most practice areas they can.

Roy S. Ginsburg - July 8, 2021
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Accidents Happen: What Precautionary Measures Do You Have in Place for Your Law Practice?

Nothing But the Ruth! | A recent accident made me review whether I’ve taken enough precautionary measures in case something like this happens again, but worse.

Ruth Carter - June 8, 2021
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Must-Have Apps for Running a Tech-Forward Law Firm

Catherine Tang is applying everything she learned about remote lawyering to her new solo practice, including these apps.

Catherine Tang - May 18, 2021
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Public Advocacy vs. Litigation: Basing Problem-Solving on the Client’s Goal

Megan Zavieh | Litigators want to litigate, but recent events in California show that sometimes we need a different approach.

Megan Zavieh - February 22, 2021
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Solo and Small Firm Hourly Rates: Winners and Losers, by State and Practice Area

Susan Kostal | The Legal Trends Report is a fount of information for solos and small firms when it comes to benchmarking data like lawyer hourly rates.

Susan Kostal - February 3, 2021
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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Style

Melanie Lippman | Getting dressed can feel overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to. Steps for creating your own personal style and wardrobe strategy.

Melanie Lippman - January 8, 2021
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The Year-End Wellness Checklist We All Need

Megan Zavieh | Along with the usual year-end checks on your firm's systems and best practices, here's a year-end wellness checklist befitting this unusual year.

Megan Zavieh - December 21, 2020
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Listen to Your Grandma: Steer Clear of Politics at Work

Megan Zavieh | While we have the right to speak our minds, consider the ethics and good business sense of doing it from a professional platform.

Megan Zavieh - November 24, 2020
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5 Takeaways From the First-Ever Lawyer + Mom + Owner Summit

Kelli Proia | Diverse voices, shared experiences. Takeaways from a new kind of conference focused on the unique challenges women lawyers and lawyer moms face as business owners.

Kelli Proia - November 6, 2020
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Five (More) Things to Consider When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 2

Megan Zavieh | Part 2 of this series on fee agreements addresses why to include terms of termination, liens on recovery, dispute resolution, client obligations, and potential changes in the law.

Megan Zavieh - October 26, 2020
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