Career Development

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Just Say “No”

There is an epidemic spreading among my lawyer colleagues and clients. One that has reached all areas of practice and even in-house counsel. It’s consistently saying “yes” to all speaking engagements, writing engagements, local bar appointments, and new client matters. It’s never doing an honest assessment of whether you are at capacity or on the …

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Ditch The Rules

While there are no rules that govern opening your own business or how you work, I frequently find myself explaining the way I do things because it is different than what other solo practitioners and small business owners have done in the past. The law firm opening follows a typical route: find an office, put …

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