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YOUR CAREER

Wish you’d never said that? Here’s how to save the day and perhaps your job

When you’re working in a high-stress environment, it’s not uncommon for tempers to flare and words said that shouldn’t be. It’s unfortunate and…


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PURCHASING AND LEASING

Paying too much office rent? Try these 7 rent-cutters

Can the partners live with less space?
After payroll, office space is the firm’s second highest expense, in most cases eating up from…


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BLOG

9 ways your firm can avoid the downward spiral of debt

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
When it comes to debt, I believe that less is more. And it makes me shake my head when I hear about firms going into debt to finance their…


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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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INCREASING PROFITS

What’s overshadowing your partnerʼs big revenues?

Any firm can lose money to the very partners who are bringing in the most of it. That’s because…


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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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YOUR CAREER

To-Dos: Your July office checklist

According to best-selling author Regina Brett, “Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and…


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WORKING WITH LAWYERS

9 ways to stay neutral (and sane) when reporting to multiple lawyers

The job of managing a law office can be unpredictable, because you often don’t have the luxury of answering to just one boss. Instead, there are as many bosses as there are…


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MANAGING THE OFFICE

How in the world can anybody stop gossip?

Question: How can a manager effectively put the squelch on office gossip?
(Submitted by Timothy Burns, chief administrative officer, Glenwood Medical Associates, Glenwood Springs, CO)…


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YOUR CAREER

10 ways managers are improving their law firms

Ah, the woes of running a law office. You know them well: Reams of reports, scheduling squabbles, technology tangles, and so much more. It takes a lot of skill, patience, and strategy to make a…


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