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HIRING

How to detect a lie, especially when it comes from a job applicant

Lots of lying goes on in job interviews. Some management professionals estimate that as many as 70% of job applications carry some…


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RISK MANAGEMENT

4 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

How to investigate an employment-related complaint from a staffer

Got a complaint from an employee? Investigate it. If that complaint turns into a legal claim, part of the allegation of wrongdoing may well be that the…


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INSIGHT

The Tax Man Emaileth

By Doug Striker  bio
You know that old saying, “The only guarantees in life are death and taxes?” To that pithy, depressing phrase…


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HIRING

Just how truthful is that applicant’s resume? Here’s how to find out

There’s always tough competition for a good job. And sometimes, to beat out the competition, people do more than…


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CONFLICT CHECKING

Nine traps to avoid when checking for conflicts

Before a law firm accepts any new file, it must first ensure that no conflict of interest exists. Yet, despite having stringent conflict-checking procedures…


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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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INSIGHT

17 quick tips for law firm leaders

By Robert Denney  bio
Here are some quick pointers to keep in mind, whether you’ve been a firm leader for decades or are new…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

How to maintain a well-rested staff and reduce the risk of costly mistakes

It’s time for a wake-up call: Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of U.S. employees say they work while tired, with nearly one-third (31 percent) saying they do so very often, according to a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps.
The costs of working tired—both for professionals and the businesses they…


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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment in the workplace: how your practice’s policy can make a difference

Employees are more likely to report sexual harassment they witness at work when there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, according to a new study conducted by…


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