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YOUR CAREER

Should you ‘Friend’ your co-workers on social media?

Do you “like” the idea of office friendships crossing over into social media? More than seven in 10 professionals (71 percent) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said…


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TELECOMMUTING

How your firm’s telecommuting policies affect your recruiting strategy

If you’re rethinking your firm’s telecommuting policies, hold on. There is a trend among some larger companies of bringing remote workers back into corporate offices, but candidates still…


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MANAGING STAFF

When co-workers can’t get along

Julie A. Aarup, office administrator at the Missouri firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, had a problem that many…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

Four bad financial habits that may increase your policy premiums and your malpractice risk

Ineffective billing and collections practices affect more than the bottom line. They ultimately may determine what the firm has to…


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COMPLIANCE

Psychology to use when presenting a staff complaint to a partner

Any complaint from a staffer about a boss is unpleasant to address. But when the alleged culprit is a partner, the situation can get…


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READER TIPS

Orientation program sends new hires in the right direction

Staff orientation ensures a good start on the job. No matter what the work, the employer/employee relationship is made or broken in the first 90 days, says the director of administration at a 37-attorney office in California. It’s during those first three months that people conclude either…


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INSIGHT

What to do when an opioid crisis hits your law firm

By Lynne Curry  bio
The first time you saw “Bill” appear to nod off during a staff meeting, you pulled him aside after the meeting. When you asked if he was…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

To-Dos: Your September office checklist

Now that the summer is over and you’re facing the final quarter, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Here are some important tasks you…


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MOTIVATING STAFF

90-day goals for success and job satisfaction

A manager’s success turns on “what other people are able to accomplish.” And to a great extent, accomplishments depend…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

Six easy ways to open the door to a malpractice claim

Answering a malpractice claim is a wretched experience that worsens as it goes along, because once a client files a malpractice claim…


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