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In Defense of the Business Card

Rather than making business cards obsolete, technology merely transformed how we use them. Good, old fashioned, business cards still are important. Never leave home without at least a couple in your wallet. In a business situation, the card allows you to appear prepared, professional, and ready for any opportunity that may come your way. In…
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The Benefits of Becoming a Bar Junkie

With so many demands on a lawyer’s time, anything additional must be well worth it. Active involvement in Bar Associations or other, similar professional organizations, definitely passes that test. To reap the benefits, just being admitted to the bar in your jurisdiction doesn’t do the trick; you must seek out and involve yourself in the…
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Go Google Yourself!

Lawyers should Google themselves for the same reasons law firms and corporations do. Self-Googling (or "ego-surfing," as it's sometimes called) is not narcissism; it’s a wise move to identify and shape your personal online reputation or "brand." Given that everyone from prospective employers to potential clients is likely to check you out online, you should…
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The Delicate Art of Declining a Job Offer

Declining a job offer can be anxiety producing. You might feel guilt or fear anticipating the prospective employer’s disappointment, frustration and—possibly—annoyance. Your refusal is the final chapter of the interviewing process with that prospective employer and you want your last impression to be as positive as your first obviously was with them. The legal marketplace…
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