Tag Archives: business of law

Office policies — not all in the employee handbook

Most employers won’t deliberately trick you, but there are hundreds of tiny office policies that aren’t in the employee handbook. Office policies Whether you are naming a document or requesting a check for a filing fee, your office has policies … Continue reading

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Lawyers, math, and the business of law

As a headhunter and career counselor for lawyers for more than a quarter of a century, I am always surprised to hear law students’ and lawyers’ disregard for math and the business of law. Ignore the business side at your peril. … Continue reading

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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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Employers’ & clerks’ end of summer concerns

The end of summer brings a host of concerns for employers and clerks. Not surprisingly, some of the employers’ and clerks’ end of summer concerns are similar, covering issues related to work product and how or whether professional relationships developed. … Continue reading

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Finding feedback: an ongoing challenge

Finding feedback can be challenging because it comes in a variety of settings and from some unexpected sources.  It may be formal, informal, unheralded, unscheduled, and delivered by anyone from the most senior attorney to the most junior clerical assistant. … Continue reading

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Three Bs to energize your job search

Unless your loved one included a job offer with the flowers and chocolate, February 15 will be a good time to energize your job search. Begin with these Three B’s. Begin a Job Search By Ditching Your Baggage Ruth Hayden, … 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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Working Smart: Lessons for lawyers from IT consultants

10 things I wish I’d known before becoming an IT consultant | TechRepublic Thanks to TechRepublic for showing once again that a lesson IT for one is a lesson for all. Lawyers are not unique in their need to pay attention to … 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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