January 2011 | Glass Ceiling or Hot Air?
FEATURES: GLASS CEILING OR HOT AIR?
Edited By John D. Bowers
We asked women members of the ABA Law Practice Management Section for advice on suggested approaches to surmount barriers women may face when it comes to career advancement. The response resounded, "Do not accept the glass ceiling!" Read on to find out what they prescribe.
By Nick Gaffney
The results of a recent national survey of women lawyers by the ABA Law Practice Management Section provide just another all too familiar confirmation of the legal profession's inability to address its gender inequity problem.
By Jamie J. Spannhake
This brief yet thoughtful synopsis reveals some of the powerful insights offered by this book's 2010 edition, designed to benefit women and men alike.
By Lisa Harris Jones
Following these six tips will not only help you become your own boss, but they will also help keep your practice operating to its full potential once you reach your goal of self employment.
By John D. Bowers
Yes, you guessed it: There isn't one tried and true career path that works consistently for a majority of women lawyers. Our survey did, however, uncover some very interesting statistics on personal time off as well as perspectives on career success and how to attain it.
By Avigayil Pearlman
Hiring a full-time employee to help with the administrative tasks of a practice is expensive, and may be eliminated altogether with the use of virtual assistance.
By Channing Migner and Rodney Dowell
Learn some of the things to look for when choosing to save time and money by taking advantage of the many outsourcing options available to your organization.
By Ed Poll
The upfront costs associated with technology may seem great at first glance, but a more comprehensive analysis may reveal that the ROI is worth the initial expenditure.
Best of ABA TECHSHOW
By Steven J. Best
Find out how the major document management system vendors can help your law office streamline your paperless efforts and workflow, and help you deliver efficient and high-quality legal services to your clients.
By Stephanie Kimbro
In this excerpt from Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, a trailblazing lawyer outlines preliminary steps for practicing online. Special from Law Practice magazine's January/February 2011 issue.
MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!
By Natasha Innocenti
This rainmaker suggests diving into your work and starting to establish yourself right away as some of the best advice for rainmaking.