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What Should You Do If One of Your Attorneys Is About to Go on Maternity Leave?

You have a team of attorneys that works well together, and a pile of client matters that need attention. However, one of your lawyers is about to take parental leave. While raising a family can be a joyous event, it can also interrupt the flow of a law firm or legal department’s daily work. Fortunately,… Read More »

Strong Client Relationships Build Better Practices

Lawyers are trained to be focused, pragmatic, rational professionals.  For many lawyers, then, the measure of success in client service is how well they produce focused, pragmatic, and rational results in their clients’ legal matters.  Yet the best legal practices recognize that providing outstanding legal services is only half the battle.  These law firms and… Read More »

How to Manage Time in Your Contract Attorney Career

Time is a major concern for most attorneys.  Law is a time-intensive practice, and it often feels like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get properly “caught up.”  For contract attorneys, this problem may be exacerbated by temporary assignments in which flexible hours lead to long work stretches followed by days or… Read More »

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Corporate Law Structure

In the face of new challenges like increased regulatory oversight and increased shareholder participation and engagement, corporate legal departments are facing tough questions about when, how, and why to restructure.  Although no one corporate legal structure is ideal for all departments, every legal department can benefit from focusing on a few key issues relating to… Read More »

Improve Productivity in 2014

“Work smarter, not harder.”  How many times have the attorneys and staff of legal departments heard this old saying?  In fact, productivity is about more than working “harder” – it’s also about knowing where to focus your attention for the best results.  By focusing attention where it is most productive, legal department employees automatically increase… Read More »

Generational Issues for Delivery of Service

Technological and social change has moved so quickly in the last several decades that the “generation gaps” loom larger than ever.  Today, legal departments must work with and provide services to members of at least three diverse generations.  Each generation approaches information and problem-solving differently, and flexibility in working with members of each generation is… Read More »

Top Apps for Lawyers: Become Efficient

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized the information world – including the corner of that world occupied by attorneys.  By adding specific programs or “apps” to your device, you can tailor its performance to your needs, increasing your efficiency and improving your ability to stay organized and complete projects whether you are in the office or… Read More »