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Law Practice Magazine Archives

FEATURES


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



THANKS TO OUR ISSUE TEAM

Team Leaders: Mary Vandenack & Heidi Barcus

  

DEPARTMENTS


Editor’s Note 

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


Perspectives

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



FRONTLINES


Highlights

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


Ethics 

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



TECHNOLOGY


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



BUSINESS


Managing 

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


Marketing 

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


Finance 

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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