Category Archives: Getting Ahead

Social Media – Think Before You Click!

Should lawyers mix business with pleasure when it comes to social media? Previously, I would have answered that question with an emphatic “NO!” But now, I’m not so sure. Panelists at the NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) 2018 Fall Symposium in New York City have me wondering whether I should soften that stance.…
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Billable or Nonbillable—How Many Kinds of Time are There?

Law firm lawyers live by the billable hour, but there are many other types of hours—not all of them billable—expected of you by the firm. In addition to performing work for clients, partners (and aspiring partners) also must squeeze into their busy workdays other essential functions such as attorney training, mentoring and development, client development…
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Taking a Hiatus from Law Practice? Keep Your Options Open

You may, at some point, decide to take a break from law practice for any number of reasons such as to raise children, care for sick family members, pursue more education, try another business, teach, write, run for office, or travel the world. When you leave, you may hope you never return. But life happens…
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9 Rainmaking Tips for Turning a Drizzle into El Nino

OK, El Nino might be an exaggeration, but a lawyer can dream.  Rainmaking does not mean you have to go far outside your comfort zone; rather, you only need to be the best version of yourself. 1.    Be nice to everyone you meet.  You never know who is related to whom or knows someone who…
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