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Law Practice Magazine Archives


Building a Book of Business

A roundtable of successful rainmakers share their stories.
By Susan Letterman White

Five Steps to Building the Practice You Really Want

An action plan for building your book of business and finding your passion for law. 
By Janice P. Brown

Culture Matters

Recognizing the good, the bad and the ill-fitting.
By Anne Collier

Making the Leap to Solo Practice

Lessons learned while transitioning from BigLaw to solo practice.
By Jeffrey S. Saltz

10 Tips for Moving Client Work to a New Firm

A practical guide to forewarn lawyers of potential pitfalls.
By Michael Downey

Choosing a Practice Area

Weighing the multiple factors that can affect your choice of specialization.
By Karen R. Britton and Joseph K. Christian


Team Leaders: Mary Vandenack & Heidi Barcus



Editor’s Note 

Culture Shock
It's time for firm culture to take a front seat. 
By John D. Bowers


Moving Ahead by Getting Involved
Joining a professional bar association can help you sharpen your skills and make valuable connections.
By Bob Young



ABA Lead Law 2015: The Inaugural Leadership Conference for the Legal Profession
Learn how to be a leader at LP's Fall Meeting.
By Tom Bolt

Simple Steps

Simple Steps for Managing Email
Avoid clutter with these tips to keep your inbox clear.
By Allison C. Shields


Who's in the Box? Ethical Consideration in Researching Jurors
Avoid making these mistakes when picking a jury.
By Courtney Ward-Reichard

News & Events 

A Final Word
Farewell column froom the director of the Law Practice Division. 
By Pamela McDevitt


Product Watch 

A Dragon Worth Buying, If You Train It
This speech-recognition technology requires effort but yields significant payoff.
By Daniel J. Siegel

Hot Buttons 

How Lawyers Can Better Manage Their Technology
Has your practice become mechanically obsolete? When was the last time your firm reviewed its technology?
By Sharon D. Nelson & John W. Simek

Web 2.0 

Collaboration Tools, Part 1: Collaborative Writing
Programs for collaborative writing save time and headaches. 
By Tom Mighell



Mountains and Molehills: The Challenge of Law Firm Leadership
Break through the small dilemmas that are holding you back. 
By Thomas C. Grella

Career Steps 

The Most Difficult Person to Manage Is Yourself
Assess your areas for development--and start improving now. 
By Wendy L. Werner


Six Content Strategies for Using Twitter
A Twitter skeptic discovers the platform's value. 
By Greg Siskind


Signs That a Firm May Be Heading for the Rocks
Here are the warning signs that your firm could tank. 
By Robert Millard

Practice Management Advice 

Your Statement for Legal Services is Enclosed 
Descriptive billing statements can encourage clients to pay. 
By Jim Calloway

Taking the Lead 

Gender Science at the Leadership Table
Understanding gender differences as more women serve in leadership roles. 
By Karen MacKay


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