Category Archives: Getting Ahead

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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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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