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Practice Safe Law

You’re starting to mature into your practice, I can see that. You’re discovering new documents in new places and you’re developing new feelings toward judges, juries, and jurisdictions. I see that you’ve also started to notice clients. Hey, I don’t blame you! Clients are the yin to the attorney’s yang, the Jack to your Diane, […]

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Friday 5: Tips for Job Seekers

For most of us, job searches are grueling, but an eye-catching cover letter and solid interview skills can make all the difference in helping you land that dream job. Whether you’re a new law school graduate lining up your first job or a mid-career attorney contemplating a change, these tips will help you connect with […]

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5 Keys to Getting Paid for the Work You Do

Few of us became lawyers without incurring substantial debt and forgoing opportunities to earn a living during those years of studying. Further, most of us entered the profession with the expectation of earning at least an above-average income. Providing pro bono, low bono, and other charity services is noble and should be encouraged. That said, you cannot […]

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Networking 101: Finding Your Crowd

Professional socializing is an integral part of a successful attorney’s career. Yet we attorneys are like moths to the flame as we focus our career on the clock and not on our colleagues. There are often good articles encouraging us to network and extolling the virtues of networking, but there are fewer articles about the […]

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Professional Fashion Advice

The Sartorial Lawyer — Part 2: Tips for Women

Spring is finally here, and with it comes the annual challenge of dressing appropriately in warmer weather. Part 1 of our series focused on wardrobe tips for men, so today we’ll focus on women’s fashion. If you have your own advice (or horror stories), share them in the comments! 1) Scarves, scarves, scarves Most women do […]

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Professional Fashion Advice

The Sartorial Lawyer — Part 1: Tips for Men

Spring is here! Fashionably speaking, it is time to put away the heavy winter coats, woolen gloves, and scarves. But how exactly does one dress for spring? And, more importantly, how do attorneys dress for spring? As the stores fill up with varying shades of mauve, periwinkle, and pastels, what should you wear? Have no […]

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Retooling your Practice for the Future – Join the conversation

The old economy is not coming back, neither is yesterday. A wise man once advised, “Give up all hope of a more perfect past.” It’s not about more protections, rebuilding the lawyer monopoly or crushing the non-lawyer legal service uprising. Let’s change the conversation. It is about creating a business model for law firms that […]

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Three Remarkable Benefits of Mentoring

Gain new perspective and become a better lawyer by mentoring. Everyone knows a new attorney needs mentors. The mentee gets invaluable benefits from a successful mentor-mentee relationship. The harder benefits to calculate are the mentor’s, though we often hear the familiar drumbeat of an opportunity to “give back” and the rewards of “staying connected” (all […]

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A Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Health and Fitness in 2014: Part 2

Get 5 more tips for staying healthy and in shape in 2014. This is part 2 of Allison Peryea’s life-changing series on improving your health and fitness in 2014. Read Part 1 and share your tips for staying healthy in the comments.  Try the buddy system. I firmly believe in fitness classes. I have tried kickboxing, […]

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