Articles By Valerie A. Fontaine (2000-2009)

Articles By Valerie A. Fontaine (2000-2009)

 

"Business Skills for New Lawyers:  What Nobody Taught You in Law School", Big News for Smaller Firms, the magazine of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California, June/July 2009, Vol. 15, Issue 2

"Team Play:  Creating a Network of Mentors", Law Firm Survival Guide 2009, published in Big Meeting Magazine, State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Section, January 2009

"Coming to a Firm Near You:  Change", The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, January 26, 2009

"Expanding Legal Skills Can Help Attorneys Survive a Downturn", The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, January 5, 2009

"Hot Topics", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, November 25, 2008

"What to Do in a Down Market?", The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 29 no. 4, August 2008

"One Size Doesn't Fit All", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal,May 20, 2008

"Profits Per Partner Ranking:  A True Measure of Success?", The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 29 no. 2, April 2008

"Partying With a Purpose", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, Nov. 20, 2007

"New Faces:  Changing Demographics in the Legal Profession", Diversity Business Magazine, Fall 2007

"Same Desk, Different Firm", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, May 30, 2007

"Outsourcing and Offshoring", The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 27, no. 6, Dec. 2006

"What's in a Title?", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, Nov. 21, 2006

"Don't Take it Personally:  Job Seekers Must Be Prepared to Meet Rejection With Elan", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal, May 23, 2006

"Merger Mania and Megafirms", The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 27, no. 1, Feb. 2006

A monthly career column by Valerie A. Fontaine, appeared in The Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Daily Journal from 1999-2005

“Transformation:  From Profession to Business”, The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 26, no. 5, Oct. 2005

"Be Proactive to Make Sure You Start Off on Right Foot", The New Lawyer, Supplement to The Los Angeles Daily Journal andThe San Francisco Daily Journal, Feb. 24, 2005

“Time is Money”, Leadership Exchange, Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, Vol. 2, Issue 7, Oct. 2004

“Performance Reviews:  Four Steps to Transform the Process From Ordeal to Opportunity”, The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 25, no. 5, Oct. 2004

"Dangerous Interview Questions", The Bottom Line, State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section, Vol. 25, no. 2, April 2004

"Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession", www.cleonline.com , October 2000-October 2003

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