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Category Archives: Law Office Management

Key Elements of Lawyers’ Professional and Personal Satisfaction Identified

George Washington Law Review has published “the first theory-guided empirical research seeking to identify the correlates and contributors to the well-being and life satisfaction of lawyers.” A New York Times blog boiled it down: “Lawyers With Lowest Pay Report More Happiness.” In short, a lot of lawyers were surveyed in a scientific way. The ones …

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Want to Build Business? Here’s How to Be a Better Networker

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Few would argue that networking always has been and likely always will be an important aspect of building and maintaining a successful law practice. Networking is how lawyers connect with prospective clients and referral sources, build trust and loyalty, and develop the types of individual relationships that can lead to new business. It’s also time-consuming …

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Three Steps to Leverage LinkedIn for Your Law Firm

I have yet to find an attorney who could not benefit from having their profile on LinkedIn. It’s the number one online network for white-collar professionals. Whether you want to connect with non-competing attorneys, non-legal professionals, or potential clients, the demographics on LinkedIn speak for themselves: The average age range of a LinkedIn user is …

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Leadership Development in Law Firms After the Great Recession

Law firm partnerships are curious entities when it comes to reconciling the attorney-owner perspective with exceptional leadership, management and business practices.  At the heart of reaching a successful balance of these two sides, which are often in conflict, are knowledgeable and skilled leaders. As the legal market has settled from the depths of the recession …

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This week – Register for ABA National Institute for New Partners – April 17 in Washington D.C.

If you are a new partner or are on the cusp of becoming a new partner, register today for the ABA’s National Institute on New Partners. View full brochure View keynote speaker information At this unique one-day Institute, you will: • Network with new partners throughout the country, comparing and contrasting their firm’s business and …

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