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Litigators: Send These 5 Letters to Your Clients

92419672It’s crucial that attorneys maintain regular and open communication with their clients.  When it comes to litigation, communications often come in the form of status report letters. Here are 5 letters that litigators send to their clients and what to include in them.

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6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

ThinkstockPhotos-148349636Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more effectively.

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How to Delegate Better

ThinkstockPhotos-499742164Have you ever delegated work to a contract or associate attorney and been disappointed with the result? It may be that you need to improve your delegating skills. Here are some tips to help you get the results you want.

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10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

467003973Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance from your support staff.

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Find a Mentor!

New to practicing law? Attorney Micha Star Liberty says it is hugely important that you find at least one mentor. Here’s why…

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Interviewing a Prospective Client: Know What to Ask

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A prospective client is coming to you for an initial interview. Your mission is to get some basic information, so that you can figure out what legal issues are involved. Do you know what to ask and the best way to do it?

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You’re a Lawyer, Not a _______! 5 reasons Not to Work Another Job While Starting Your Law Practice

162308562The following is a guest blog post by Benjamin ScottBen is a solo estate planning attorney, a graduate of Concord Law School, a former high school physics teacher, and a father of three. 

There are advantages of working another job while starting a solo law practice, but after a year of trying this experiment, I see the mistakes of trying to work two jobs.

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job: 5 Reasons to Keep Another Job While Starting Your Law Practice

147277838The following is a guest blog post by Benjamin Scott. Ben is a solo estate planning attorney, a graduate of Concord Law School, a former high school physics teacher, and a father of three.

When starting a law practice there are no guarantees of success, and going solo is a huge risk. Keeping another job while starting a part-time practice can allow you to lay the foundation for a thriving law practice while maintaining the security of a steady paycheck and benefits.

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All Law Practice is Local

court_121386965When you get a new case, you’ll be focused on legal theories and general procedural rules, but don’t forget that the practice of law is local and knowing about the court’s local rules and required forms is critical to your case going smoothly.