Category: Law Practice Management

How to Nail Your Elevator Speech

by the Editors of Attorney at Work Question: I need help with my “elevator speech.” When I begin to tell people about my practice, I tend to get flustered and embarrassed. Do you have any advice that would help me

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How to Suck at Networking

by Ruth Carter If you’re a law firm owner or partner, you know the drill — when you’re not working in your business, you should be working on your business. For most of us, that includes a lot of networking

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Lawyers, Give Thanks: You Have It Better Than You Think!

Roy Ginsberg

By Roy S. Ginsburg Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to take a step back and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. For busy lawyers, taking the time to do this doesn’t come naturally. So I’m going to

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How to Network Without Feeling Slimy

Stephanie Francis Ward

Podcast from Legal Talk Network Lawyers are often told how important professional networking is. But many find it so uncomfortable they feel physically dirty. Why is professional networking so distressing to so many? And how can you overcome it and

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4 Things I wish I knew Before Starting a Law Firm

Over the course of my career, I have also had the honor of hiring, training, supervising (and unfortunately terminating) scores of young lawyers.

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The Nuts & Bolts of a Contingency Fee Agreement

by Richard Gama Your Fee Agreement should be a comprehensive and unambiguous memorialization of your promises to your new client and your new client’s promises to you. If it’s not, it can lead to costly and uncomfortable disputes between you

Posted in Ethics, Law Practice Management, Practice Management

Six Questions to Ask (Or Think About) at the First Meeting with a New Client

by Richard Gama “What does my new client think of me?” Most people have a certain image of what an attorney looks like, and while you can’t control things like your age, gender, or race, you can control how you

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What advice would you give to a new lawyer in their first year of practice?

The transition from law student to full-fledged attorney isn’t exactly a piece of cake. In fact, it can sometimes feel like you have no idea what you’re doing – what happened to all of the knowledge gained during those three

Posted in Career Development, Law Practice Management, Law Student, Networking

A Roundtable Discussion: What Young Lawyers Need to Do Now

By Nicholas Gaffney For young lawyers, today is the best of times. The legal industry is more exciting and dynamic than ever, with technology bringing about rapid change in the practice of law as well as new opportunities. In other

Posted in Career Development, future of law, Law Practice Management, Networking

Choosing Your Specialty: Areas of Law for the Successful Solo Practitioner

Podcast from Legal Talk Network

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A Guide to E-Discovery Technology and Collection

By Nate Latessa I’m sure you’ve heard it before—data is growing at an unbelievable pace. The amount of data existing today will double by 2020. A few years ago a terabyte (TB) sounded like an unfathomable amount of data. Recently,

Posted in Discovery, Law Practice Management, Practice Management, Solo Practice

Things You Didn’t Learn In Law School: Choosing The Right Technology

By Nicole Black These days, technology is a large part of the back end of a law office. Technology helps streamline your law practice and can often simplify your law firm’s processes, saving you both time and money. But that’s

Posted in Career Development, Law Practice Management, Technology, Uncategorized