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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 - March 8, 2022
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Equipping the Rural Lawyer for Success

Maddie Martin | Compared with their counterparts in urban regions, rural attorneys often have less access to skill sets and tools to support their practice.

Maddy Martin - January 18, 2022
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Adding Rush Rates for Legal Services

Nothing But the Ruth! | What is the right word for a "drop-everything-and-fix-this" rate? Is it “urgent?” Is it “expedite?”

Ruth Carter - January 3, 2022
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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 - January 3, 2022
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IOLTA 101: Tips for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

Paul Garibian | Common mistakes and best practices for IOLTA management.

Paul Garibian - September 16, 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
Public Advocacy
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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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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