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Your Most Important Hire in 2021 Might Not Be a Lawyer

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

The changes that have started to develop this year will manifest themselves more clearly in 2021. This includes the reduced staffing levels we’ve seen as firms became focused on cutting […]

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What Firms Can Do to Help Staff With School-Aged Children

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

There is compelling anecdotal evidence that workers with school-aged children are having an especially hard time dealing with the present situation. When the pandemic began, it was the virus itself […]

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Strategies for Managing Your Remote Law Firm Workforce: Preparing for Disruptions

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

As we wrote about last week, COVID-19 probably isn’t going away in the next few months. Beyond adjusting your firm’s workflow to a fully or partially remote system, there are […]

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Strategies for Managing Your Remote Law Firm Workforce: Communication

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The shift to working remotely came suddenly for most without much lead-time for planning. Law firms adapted to the new normal thinking it would be a few months or maybe […]

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Should You Hire a Graduate of the Law School Class of 2020?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

California has joined the ranks of states temporarily allowing law school graduates to practice under the supervision of licensed attorneys without first passing the bar exam. This unprecedented situation gives […]

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The Dangers of Excessive Optimism

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

People who see themselves as successful are especially susceptible to overconfidence. Business owners often fall into this category, knowing how optimism has served them well as entrepreneurs. But in uncertain […]

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Increase Your Firm’s Cash Reserves

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

As we reach the mid-point of the calendar year, law firms should be evaluating key financial metrics. It’s a great time to begin tax planning for the full year and […]

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California SB-939 Signals Potentially Major Changes in Real Estate Leasing

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Businesses in California will have an opportunity to rehash traditionally long-term leases if Senate Bill 939 is passed. Applicable to commercial tenants who have experienced a decline in average monthly […]

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Time for Humility

This Is a Time for Humility

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

The decisions made by human beings are subject to numerous logical flaws and idiosyncrasies. Unfortunately, COVID-19 and our individual and collective responses to it require us to make prudent decisions despite […]

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Cash Flow in a Crisis

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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