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YOUR CAREER

What do your online, in-person and on-paper personas say about you?

A potential employer takes just a moment or two to size up a potential candidate, leaving job seekers little wiggle room when…


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YOUR CAREER

Life of the ‘office’ party: Managers’ most embarrassing holiday party gaffes revealed

Falling into a pool, sleeping under a table, fighting with the boss and screaming like a werewolf – scenes from a rough weekend or a…


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INSIGHT

How to avoid taking on second-hand stress

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
I’ve been working with the legal profession for nearly 40 years and I can assure you it is one of the most stressful work environments ever…


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MANAGING STAFF

How a mentor program can improve your associate retention rates

It is the money that gets the first-year associates in the door. But it is the work that keeps them there. Many associates are gone by the third year, and most of them go because the…


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YOUR CAREER

How to ask the partners for an evaluation

To assure continuing success at the job, the new administrator should make sure an evaluation is scheduled within the…


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PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

3 dozen ways to handle difficult discussions

Clear communication is vital in any office, particularly in a law office, where there is a climate of power differential and hierarchy. However, many employees…


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YOUR CAREER

Pop Quiz: Can you find the errors in these 8 sentences?

Proofing a document entails far more than looking for spelling errors and typos. Here are some sentences to proof. See how many errors you can find…


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TIME MANAGEMENT

Here are four good ways to get your work done and enjoy a long weekend

Many managers will agree that the most difficult part of their job is finding time to get all the work done. And, while everyone loves…


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YOUR TO-DO LIST

TO-DOs: Your November office checklist

There’s a lot happening this month—everything from a presidential election to Thanksgiving to Love Your Lawyer Day (yes, really). Here are at least 10 things you should…


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INSIGHT

Five scary actions that haunt your reputation

By Stacey Hanke  bio
Have you ever been so frustrated by someone’s bad habits that the very thought of communicating with them scares you…


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