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Create Your Network Before You Need Them
This is a paraphrased title from a great blog post by Jeremiah Owyang called "Build Your Network Before You Need Them" and he says it best here: Those who ignore the party/conversation/network when they are content and decide to drop in when they need the network may...
Try Not To Fall Into The Comfort Trap
I suspect it would come as no surprise to learn that many of the files that come our way after a malpractice claim has been reported come up short in terms of thorough documentation. If we had found in those files what should have been there, a number of claims would...
As Legal Outsourcing Proliferates, Ethics Become More Important
The practice of law has experienced major changes over the last generation. A new associate once could anticipate spending his or her entire career with the same firm, making partner after a few years of dogged practice and then easing back to enjoy the benefits of...
Create Your Network Before You Need Them
This is a paraphrased title from a great blog post by Jeremiah Owyang called "Build Your Network Before You Need Them" and he says it best here: Those who ignore the party/conversation/network when they are content and decide to drop in when they need the network may...
Try Not To Fall Into The Comfort Trap
I suspect it would come as no surprise to learn that many of the files that come our way after a malpractice claim has been reported come up short in terms of thorough documentation. If we had found in those files what should have been there, a number of claims would...
As Legal Outsourcing Proliferates, Ethics Become More Important
The practice of law has experienced major changes over the last generation. A new associate once could anticipate spending his or her entire career with the same firm, making partner after a few years of dogged practice and then easing back to enjoy the benefits of...
Getting It Right with Client Selection
Years ago during a visit with a solo attorney, we were discussing the importance of effective client screening when I learned that this attorney’s approach was to look at the shoes potential new clients wore. He swore that you could tell a lot about a person by their...
Is It Risky to Agree To Do Pro Bono Work?
By way of asking this question, I am hoping to capture the attention of those who are hesitant to ever agree to do pro bono work based upon a belief that the answer is yes. Truth be told, the correct answer to this one is actually “it depends.” To understand why, start...
6 Ways To Overcome Fear of Failure
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone ~ Neale Donald Walsh We’ve all been there. We are so morbidly afraid to fail. So afraid, in fact, we find ourselves paralyzed and simply can’t take the next step forward. Not one. And when it comes to starting a solo practice...