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The Most Common Mistake Made By Managing Partners

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

For most of their careers, lawyers are encouraged to bill more hours, and they’re rewarded financially and otherwise for doing so. But as a managing partner, billing so many hours […]

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What Not to Do When You’re Not Busy Enough

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

When lawyers and other professionals are used to being busy, it can be especially challenging when they hit a slow patch. Two sub-optimal responses tend to repeat themselves. 1. Overcompensating […]

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What’s Surprising About Millennials in Large Law Firms

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

A recent survey conducted by Major, Lindsey, and Africa and the American Lawyer explores attitudes of millennials at large law firms. The unspoken premise of such surveys seems to be that generations […]

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Five Common Misconceptions About Selling Your Law Practice

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

If you are thinking of walking away from your practice and want to get paid for it, you are not alone.  More lawyers are looking to sell their practices.  This […]

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Sending Your Law Firm’s First Bill to a New Client

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The first invoice a law firm sends to a new client sets the tone for the attorney-client relationship. When handled strategically, the first bill sets the stage for a long […]

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Evaluating Your First 50 Days of 2018

Monday, February 19th, 2018

February 19th is the 50th day of 2018.  It’s an auspicious time to take stock of how your firm has started the new year.  Many of you may be thinking […]

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Law Firm Hiring: When Less Information Would Lead to Better Results

Monday, November 6th, 2017

When it comes to hiring mid-level associates, less is more.  The typical law firm scrutinizes a wide range of factors when evaluating potential hires, including the law school from which […]

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Dos and Don'ts for the fourth quarter

Law Firm Strategic Dos and Don’ts for the Fourth Quarter

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The fourth quarter is upon us and now is the time to work on business development and practice management initiatives that will help law firms finish the year strongly and […]

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What Managing Partners Should Think About on Vacation

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Law firm attorneys have an uneasy relationship with vacations.  This is part a reflection of the fact that Americans take far fewer vacation days than their counterparts in other advanced […]

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What Managing Partners Should Learn From McDonald’s

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Ray Kroc was the founder of McDonald’s Corporation.  He wasn’t, however, the originator of the system of making burgers quickly and uniformly.  That credit goes to the McDonald Brothers of […]

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