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Cash Flow in a Crisis

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

In our last post, we advised firms against letting go of personnel as a first resort in this time of crisis. That was published before the Small Business Administration launched […]

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Should Law Firms Let Their Employees Go?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

The present situation is bringing a few harsh realities to light. One is that the biggest threat to law firm survival is running out of cash. And the biggest expense […]

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CA State Bar Innovation Task Force Takes a Pause

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

As we have previously reported (see posts here and here), a task force assembled by the State Bar of California has encountered significant pushback from the legal community. The Task Force on Access […]

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Large Firm Lawyers in an Unwanted Spotlight

Friday, March 13th, 2020

An argument put forth by Seyfarth Shaw in defending the U.S. Soccer Federation against allegations of pay discrimination has landed the athletic organization in hot water with sponsors and fans. […]

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The Mental Health Crisis Facing Lawyers

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Data from the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey (ALM) demonstrates concerning levels of mental health issues among legal professionals. With 74% of the over 3,800 respondents agreeing that their […]

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Why Personal Branding Is a Career Development Strategy

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

When you first start your legal career, you build your book of business by chasing down clients one-by-one through time-consuming networking efforts. Acquiring business on an individual basis is pretty […]

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How Lawyers Can Generate More Leads from Presentations

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Those in the legal profession tend to believe that lawyers shouldn’t need help when it comes to making public speeches. After all, most lawyers know a thing or two about […]

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How to Get More People to Read Your Law Firm’s E-Newsletter

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

There is a straightforward and massively overlooked way to improve the effectiveness of your e-newsletter and other electronic communications: sending messages to relevant sub-sections of your recipient list. Just as you […]

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The State Bar’s Innovation Task Force

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

The State Bar of California is currently considering recommendations issued last summer by its Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) that relate to non-lawyers having ownership in law […]

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Why Big Law Partners Struggle to Go Solo

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Am Law 200 partners and other large firm attorneys are surrounded by helpers. When a computer glitch occurs, someone from IT visits your office. The billing department takes care of […]

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