Category Archives: office management

10 Tips for Moving a Small Practice

(Based on a comment posted to a lawyerist.lab post. 10 tips for moving a small practice help you focus on big picture issues and  tiny details.  Start your list and get to work. Harness school connections 1.   Contact your … Continue reading

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2nd Week of Work: 4 ways to sync with support staff

If this is your first grown-up job, almost every support staff person knows more than you. You may know more about some abstract points of law, but they know: Where the courthouses are and how to submit documents on time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy

If what its authors say is true, that “….smaller firms are the largest and fastest growing section of the legal community,” then Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy (Linda Calvert Hanson, … Continue reading

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Legal Project Management :: Lawyer Marketing Legal Marketing Blog: Another Reason Partners Should Learn About Legal Project Management

Thank you, Tom Kane, for an excellent post. Take one more step:  legal project management is not just for partners. It is one of many best business practices that all lawyers must learn if they expect to function effectively. Whether … Continue reading

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Managers & Staff: Ask for what you want

A cheeky TechRepublic blog post, Is Your Boss an Idiot? reminded me again that communication — or lack there of — is one of the great pitfalls of going to work. More important, though, is that telepathy is neither a … Continue reading

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How to make an employee’s job more challenging, meaningful or rewarding

LinkedIn question: What can we do to make the job more interesting, more challenging, more rewarding and / or more meaningful for employees? ANSWER: Ask them. You may find out that some may not really care. They may be at … Continue reading

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Hire the Right Law Clerk: 4 steps (from lawyerist)

If you work in a large law firm with recruiting infrastructure, two assumptions driving the recruiting process are that students know who you are (large firm) and why they want to work for you (training and money? money and training?). … Continue reading

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For managers: Questions to expect from your new law clerk

Questions to expect from your new law clerk — a Lawyerist blog post Managing is not for the faint of heart.

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Outsourcing HR Functions: a LinkedIn Best Answer

  Barbara Archampong wrote: My Question: What impact will outsourcing HR functions have on an organizations’ performance? Your Answer: It depends. If the outsourcing HR firm is highly competent and professional, takes the time to learn about the organization and … Continue reading

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Leadership: sometimes the opposite of dithering

If you have to force a decision, should it be made? (Props to Judy B. Margolis, MA, for posing this question on Linkedin). Look at your staff. Some are hard-chargers who will go off any cliff with or without a … Continue reading

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