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4 Essential Tasks New GCs Should Immediately Conquer

The beginning days, weeks and months as a new general counsel or chief legal officer are vital to success. First impressions and chaos control count, …

4 Ways GCs Can Plan For When Employees Say Bad Things

Law360, New York (October 10, 2017, 10:25 AM EDT) -- The Las Vegas mass shooting that resulted in at least 58 deaths and hundreds of injuries on Oct. …

Top Three Niche Practice Areas for Tech-Savvy Lawyers

Are you a lawyer that knows the difference between a motherboard and a mother goose? Can you write a page of simple HTML while chewing gum at the …

Chewing Gum

10 Microsoft Outlook Features Lawyers Should Use

If you’re one of the many lawyers relying on MS Outlook for email, calendaring, and maybe more – you need to utilize these features.<b>1. Schedule</b> …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Solo Lawyers: Tips for Working on Your Summer Vacation

'Working vacation' is an oxymoron, especially for solo attorneys. So why do we plunge head first into the ritual? It's like starting a journey, …

Can You Bill Your Clients for Software?

There's rarely much debate over whether attorneys are justified in passing through case related expenses and other case related costs to their …

Software

The Best Side Hustles for Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Nearly one in three American workers earn income through independent work and the “gig economy,” according to a study by the McKinsey Global …

When What You Don’t Know Can End Your Legal Career Before It Starts

Every year around this time, graduating law students are preparing to take the bar exam; and completing the Character & Fitness questionnaires with …

Helping Small Firms Grow and Become More Successful

Russell C. Ford of Ford-Murray Law<i>Immigration lawyer Russell C. Ford contacted me a few months ago with very positive feedback on my book, which he</i> …

May/June 2017

Ex-Fed. Health Care Prosecutor Laura Cordova Discusses Whistleblower Suits, Their Future Under Trump | Corporate Counsel

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GCs Should Audit, Review HR Departments To Avoid Crises Like Uber's, Tesla's | Corporate Counsel

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news …

Preparing Lawyers to be Practice-Ready in a Tech-Driven World

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news …

Secure Messaging for Lawyers

After you have thought through your threat model and secured your accounts and devices, you are ready to delve into communicating privately and …

10 Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Business

<i>This article originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>As lawyers and venture capitalists involved with start-ups, we have seen plenty of legal mistakes …

Setting the tone

JD Supra Privacy Policy<p>Updated: May 25, 2018:<p>JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of …

What is the ROI for Law Firm Leadership Development?

What's the cost of doing nothing? Mark Beese shows us how we now might have an answer....<br>By: JD Supra Perspectives

Legal Skills Prof Blog

The answer may be yes. From the <i>ABA Journal online</i>:<p>Law firm partners are reaping “soaring” profits amid flat demand for law firm services, creating …

Why Hyperbole Will Destroy Your Case and Understatement Will Save It

Hyperbole and overstatement do more harm than good. Hyperbole is exaggeration. Overstatement is an attempt to convince your audience by bludgeoning …

Handling Conflicts With Your Colleagues

Workplace conflicts among colleagues are not only common, they are necessary. Despite most people’s desire to avoid or minimize them, conflicts are …

Go Rural, Young Lawyer!

I met with a lawyer a couple of weeks ago in a small town about two hours outside of the Twin Cities. Our conversation turned to operating a law firm …

Essential Soft Skills Lawyers Need to Succeed

Let's face it: law practice is a business. Sure, we may aspire to help the homeless, free the tempest-tossed, and breathe life into the standard of …

LinkedIn engagement on the rise for lawyers

The amount of engagement on LinkedIn is on the rise. More comments and likes on posts, more requests to connect and more messages exchanged between …

7 Scary Slip-ups Lawyers Need to Avoid

<b>Not realizing you are running a business.</b> You may have studied the law, but you are running a business. And to be successful, client development …

Small Business

Create a Business Plan for Your Law Firm

Business planning should be a must for all law practices. New law practices need to lay out their plans for launching their firms: where they will …

How To Know If Your Startup Needs A Lawyer

I recently did an “Ask Me Anything” event here in Hong Kong with startups and portfolio companies at the invitation of Cocoon Ignite Ventures. We asked those attending to provide questions in advance. There was a strong theme in the responses. Here are some samples. Do startups need lawyers? Why do …

Summary: Large New York City law firms are still lacking the presence of women and minorities in their law firms, especially in management committees. Very little progress is being made by the large New York City law firms to include women and minorities in their numbers. A New York City Bar Association conducted a confidential […]

<b>Summary</b><i>: Large New York City law firms are still lacking the presence of women and minorities in their law firms, especially in management committees.</i><p>…

New York City

Awful Law Firm Websites: The “Small-Firm Trifecta"

Nothing says “Small, mediocre law firm” like a website home page full of obvious stock photos and free clip art.<p><b>And in my opinion, the worst of the</b> …

Signal is a Free, Secure, Easy-to-Use Client Communication Tool

Lawyers need a way to communicate securely with clients, if not about everything, then about especially sensitive matters. It’s just too easy for a …

First Look: Contactually Client Relationship Management Software

Contactually is CRM (contact/client/customer relationship management) software well-suited to building and maintaining a network of legal clients and …