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Avoiding Common Errors In Compensating Law Firm Associates

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Many lawyers practicing now came up through the ranks in a time when the norm was to compensate associates with a third of the revenues they brought in through billable […]

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New ABA Ethics Opinion Further Strengthens Rainmakers

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

A new opinion from the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility outlines recommended behaviors for firms and attorneys when lawyers decide to move on from their firms.  Published […]

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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’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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law firm invoice

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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year to date performance

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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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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vacation time

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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scaling a law firm

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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lawyer productivity

Three Time Management Tips For Lawyers

Monday, June 19th, 2017

As a business coach to lawyers and law firms, I hear lots of explanations why someone didn’t get as much as done as they had planned.  The most common reason […]

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