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How To Delegate And Manage Staff For New Lawyers

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If you’re a new associate at a law firm, more than likely you’ll also have staff. A paralegal or a legal assistant. There might be runners and clerks. As a lawyer, you’re above them in the hierarchy of things, even ...

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How To Build A Life of Excellence (Part 3)

Build A Life of Excellence

At the beginning of this series I introduced five core questions that can steer you towards high performance and self-management: What Are My Strengths? How Do I Work? What Are My Values? Where Do I Belong? What Can I Contribute? Learning your answers to these question ...

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How To Build A Life of Excellence (Part 2)

Build A Life of Excellence

Part 1 in this series introduced five core questions that can steer you towards high performance and self-management: What Are My Strengths? How Do I Work? What Are My Values? Where Do I Belong? What Can I Contribute? Learning your answers to these question will ...

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Mow Your Law Firm’s Lawn

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Over the weekend I cut the grass. It was mundane. I’ve got an old lawnmower. The self-propulsion is shot. Our yard is around 3/4 of an acre, and on a hill, so mowing the lawn takes some time and is ...

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Annual Planning For Lawyers – Reference Guide

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I was walking around a shopping center in early November and there were already holiday Christmas decorations hung up everywhere. Thanksgiving seems like it has almost been completely subsumed by the winter holiday season. Which is unsurprising really. Thanksgiving is, well, about giving ...

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Client Service Is Not A “Frill”

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Law students and new lawyers are often concerned about what it takes to stand out and be successful as a lawyer. Law schools place a heavy emphasis on the technical aspects of being a lawyer. Critical thinking, analysis, drafting, etc. ...

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Are You A Hunter Or A Farmer?

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In David Maister’s book, Managing the Professional Firm, he makes an observation that most professional firms fall into two categories: Farmers and Hunters. Farmers: …like [farm] communities, these firms deliberate about what crops to sow, arrive at a (gutsy) decision, ...

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