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How Can Attorneys Reduce No-Shows?

Empty Chair The new client no-show is a triple-whammy of lost income, lost future referrals and lost marketing dollars. This week we cover tips on how to improve communication with potential and current clients to keep your appointment book humming along.... Read More
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Managing Information Overload: What to do When the Information Age Has You Overwhelmed

Several weeks ago a friend, the executive director of an organization, confessed that his office is a disaster. Professional journals pile up, phone messages are unanswered. Projects remain half completed. The in-box has become a storage box. Every... Read More
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Stay on Top of Your Workload: Manage Your Cases Like Projects

When I ask attorneys if they are staying on top of their workload, the usual answer is “no.” Lawyers tend to work in a crisis management mode, proceeding from due date to due date. The calendar of filing deadlines drives the practice and rush... Read More
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Tips for e-mail sanity

There is a growing movement of good people out there called “Life Hackers.” Life hacks are tips and ideas to improve efficiency and get things off your mind, they generally have a technology slant. Some of the best commentary and... Read More
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Blackberry Thumb | Brain Numb

In 1999 I unpacked my very first Blackberry wireless e-mail device and was elated. I could now receive e-mail anywhere, instantly. Better than that I could easily respond to messages and completely conceal the fact that I was not dutifully sitting... Read More
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Trying to Balance Work and Family

In a recent issue of the ABA Journal e-Report, lawyers provided their children’s comments on their parents’ jobs. One lawyer described a day when her child care person was sick and she took her young daughter to court, leaving her with... Read More
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Coaching For Lawyers

Executive coaching, a professional development tool that combines strategic consulting and problem-solving counseling to help professionals set and reach their business and/or personal goals, has in the past decade found much support in the... Read More
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