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The write advice: Improve your communication skills (access required)

Good writing is essential in order to achieve success in the legal profession. With every memo, pleading, letter or e-mail, your firm or company’s reputation is on the line. One typo-prone attorney in Philadelphia recently found out how much writing ...

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?Ketchupgate' lawyer does not relish new-found fame (access required)

I happened to be trolling the Internet recently when I came across a little item; I cannot quite decide whether it is comedy or tragedy. It involves a lawyer in London, his secretary and the small matter of 4 pounds. ...

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New poll tracks how much time is wasted on the job (access required)

How much time do you waste during the work day? Human Resources professionals, who track such things, expect employees to spend 0.94 hours of an eight-hour workday on tasks unrelated to their jobs, even though they are in the office. ...

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Paralegal pay covered in recent surveys (access required)

Paralegals, like lawyers, know that it pays to specialize. Paralegals who are experts in a particular field will reap the reward for their expertise. Recent salary surveys confirm this common-sense observation. Corporate paralegals lead the pack, according to a salary ...

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Marketing your practice with paralegals (access required)

Once thought of as being outside the conservative field of law, marketing of legal services is now an accepted – and necessary – practice. One often-overlooked asset is the paralegal. Rounding out the full service team, paralegals’ added value can ...

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Before Lawsuits Rain On You, Consider Buying An Umbrella (access required)

Millions of lawsuits are filed each year in the United States against individuals in all walks of life as the result of automobile accidents, incidents involving personal watercraft, home-based business liability, nonprofit directors’ and officers’ liability and employer’s liability for ...

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Financial Planning For The Self-Employed (access required)

Given today’s economic landscape, job security is not what it used to be. Fewer firms are offering pension plans, many are cutting back on medical benefits and others are outsourcing at least a percentage of their work. As a result, ...

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For The Firm: Marketing On A Shoestring (access required)

Today’s competitive business arena has forced all lawyers to market in some form or fashion. The problem is that as lawyers we were never taught the basics of business planning and implementation, a large part of which is marketing you ...

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Law Grad Becomes Mayor Of Her Hometown (access required)

For most law students, studying for the bar exam is enough work. But Kimberly Parke, a 23-year-old native of Bowling Green, is not your average student. A 2002 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Parke recently earned a ...

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Re-Tooling The Small Law Firm (access required)

Practice management is a challenge for any law firm. However, managing workflow case documents, court calendars, phone calls, e-mails, client contact information, invoices, time sheets, and so on, has grown easier for larger firms as they commit more resources to ...

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