Legal Business

How to maintain a chipper attitude while doing boring work.

Working on a Tedious Project? Smile through the Slog

No matter how wonderful a client, or a supervisor, or a subject area, or whomever we are working for, or whatever we are working on, inevitably a project crosses our desks that devolves into a…

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Maximize the chance that someone will take your call.

The Art of the Cold Call

Who knew how often lawyers and support staff would have to make cold calls? No one told me about any of this in law school, but before I was even out I was desperately dialing…

Layoffs, downsizing, rightsizing, firings: Protect yourself no matter what, or who, your law firm cuts.

Where Will Your Job Be in Five Years? Two? Six Months?

Welcome to your layoff: The news that K&L Gates has dumped possibly hundreds of support staffers (as reported by Above the Law), or, in law firm parlance, made “adjustments for the good of the firm and its…

Getting more clients with group coupons and daily deals

Don’t Diss Groupon

As much as it might be easy for any number of lawyers to dismiss sites like Groupon or other “deal of the day” opportunities as déclassé, these sites—and the offers they contain­—pose some grand potential…

Sportswear as legal educator

Career Tip from a Tee Shirt

Seen on a tee-shirt in Key West: A good lawyer knows the law, but a great lawyer knows the judge! The tee shirt is right, and that’s a point that wasn’t sufficiently conveyed to me…

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