April 2012 | Survival Guide for Young Lawyers: Making Lemonade
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This first issue serving as a Survival Guide for Young Lawyers will be followed by our August issue that will take a look at additional advice and perspectives on the plight of the newly minted attorney.

FEATURES

Standing Out From the Pack in Networking, Interviews and Beyond

By Grover E. Cleveland

Arm yourself with advocates who will vouch for your support in order to do their jobs. Read on for other creative tips to differentiate yourself.

Understanding the Job Search Process

By Kathleen Brady

Rather than charting a different course in the middle of your job search, evaluate your career options and map out your strategy. The choices you make now may take you in a direction you don't want to go.

Tips for the New Law Graduate

By Wendy L. Werner

What are you doing to increase your chances of landing a job? Here are immediate strategies to apply as you work to launch the career you want.

50 Web Resources for the Suddenly Solo Lawyer

By Jim Calloway and Allison C. Shields

(Reprinted from Law Practice Today’s July 2009 Suddenly Solo issue)

Two experts share over 50 essential resources and links to help solos start up or refine their practice.

MARKETING

Amaze Your Clients: Finding Reasons to Engage Them That Are Not Matter Related

By Anne Parys

Give an in-person visit or a phone call off the clock to your clients. After such an investment, you may very well see a bump in assignments.

Marketing Partnerships with Non Legal Firms

By Mary Enemark

Practical tips to establish and refine lasting referral relationships.

MANAGEMENT

4-Step Approach for Managing Client Expectations

By Chuck Roberts

Follow this communication process to train your clients on what you will actually deliver.

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FINANCE

Financial Fraud: Trouble from Honest Mistakes and Dishonest Conduct

By Edward Poll

Law firms are at great risk of fraudulent activity by its lawyers and law firm staff.

TECHNOLOGY

Company Counsel Under Siege: Build a Technology War Chest in 4 Easy Steps

By Keith H. Mullen

Mandates to control and reduce the company's legal spend plague in-house counsel and pressure is ever-increasing. Technology certainly can yield efficiencies but an organized strategy is needed to tie it all together.

Have Attorneys Read the iCloud Terms and Conditions?

By Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek

Basic legal advice is to always read the terms of service, right? You'll want to be sure to do so with Apple's iCloud.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

Lisa Gilford

Interview by Andi Groomes

Lisa Gilford is co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Products Liability Group. She was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of California's "Top Women Litigators" for 2010 and 2011.

Law Practice Management Diversity and Inclusion Workshop


LPM BOOK SPOTLIGHT
Job Quest for Lawyers: The Essential Guide to Finding and Landing the Job You Want The Lawyer's Essential Guide to Writing: Proven Tools and Techniques
 The 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
PODCAST

The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology54th Edition: Ethics and Technology – The Rules Are Changing

By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson

LAW PRACTICE MAGAZINE

Law Practice Magazine, March/April 2012 IssueLaw Practice is the leading magazine on the business of practicing law. Published six times per year, it offers insightful advice and practical tips on marketing, management, technology and finance.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

ISSUE EDITOR

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

BOARD OF EDITORS

Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, LCL, Inc.,

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals

George E. Leloudis, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Thomas W. Shumate IV, Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert, PLLC

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC

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