April 22, 2017 Legal Industry News

Reality Show Lessons for Law Students & New Lawyers

Reality television is the guilty pleasure of a lot of people…including law students. Watching others fan the flames over someone else’s dirty laundry inspires some law students to ask questions that reading, Palsgraf and Frigaliment, simply don’t. Entertainment aside, there are some important lessons from reality television that law students—and lawyers—can take away. 1. You...

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April 21, 2017 Legal Industry News

Handling Criticism

Criticism is part of a lawyer’s job. No matter how hard we try to produce a perfect product, we will always find a reason for it to fall short of “perfect.” Lawyers are trained to be critical, and thus, tend to be very critical with themselves and other lawyers. Whether you are hearing constructive feedback...

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April 17, 2017 Legal Industry News

Developing Great Client Relationships

What’s the secret to developing great client relationships? There isn’t one, single formula—every attorney, client, firm, and company will respond differently to different approaches. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many providers and consumers of legal services and learned that although there isn’t a single formula, there are a few key ingredients: understanding...

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April 13, 2017 Legal Industry News

How to Hire and Retain the Best

A law firm is as good as its lawyers. The ability for a team to not only recruit the very best, but also to retain top talent, is more critical than most realize. After a new lawyer is hired, the cost of training, recovering from accidents, and lost business resulting from new employee errors is...

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April 11, 2017 Legal Industry News

Three Steps to Improve Your Brand

There has been a lot of talk about personal branding—building it, raising its visibility, taking it to the bank, etc. There was a time where a lawyer’s brand was only experienced in person, or in hard copy. Today, your personal brand can be traced via your digital footprint. It is therefore, better to be proactive...

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April 7, 2017 Legal Industry News

Why Employers Need Recruiters

A legal recruiter has a unique relationship with law firms (because while they may be able to place attorneys in firms, they can also help other firms poach talented attorneys away). This may make working with a legal recruiter seems like playing with a double-edged sword—but I am here to assure you that it certainly...

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April 6, 2017 Legal Industry News

Networking More Efficiently

I have written a lot about networking. That’s because lawyers should (and they do) network a lot. The legal profession is one that counts on building relationships with clients, the community, and legal system as a whole—and all this talk about networking can make it sound like a full-time job. For some, networking is a...

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