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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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The Wrong Way to Raise Rates

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

As the new year begins, you may be looking to increase fees for your legal services. All too often, lawyers who charge by the hour include the higher rates in […]

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How to Lateral Without a Book of Business

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Many attorneys are laboring under the misconception that without a $750,000 book of business, they don’t have the option to move laterally to another firm. Fortunately, there is no absolute bar […]

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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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