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YourABA June 2013
Building your ladder to success
The author of the new book Building Your Ladder offers advice on the skills new partners need to thrive and tips to help associates of all levels succeed.
What makes a good partner? >>

How to improve communication in your firm

What can be done to address the need for effective communication when email is tying many of us to our desks? Follow these steps to get started.
Elements of a communication plan >>

General counsel share what’s on their minds and how law firms can help
A panel of powerhouse GCs weighs in at the ABA Section of Litigation’s 2013 Annual Conference.
Compliance issues are top of mind >>

Take implicit bias out of the hiring process
Try these tips to ensure that optimal hiring decisions are made consistently.
Use behavioral interviewing techniques >>

Handle mediation effectively
Our expert advice emphasizes the importance of preparation.
8 Tips to get what you want >>

Transcending the business challenges of diversity
Firms can address the challenges of conducting business in a global market by hiring a diverse international team of employees possessing deep cultural awareness.
Language skills alone are not enough >>

Building a niche practice
A four-step process will help you launch your business venture.
Match your interests and expertise with a segment of the market >>

Ensure that mathematical proof adds up
Although lawyers like to use statistics to their advantage, problems can arise if numbers are employed without careful thought.
People v. Collins illustrates potential problems >>

Elder law 101: The client might not be the one paying the legal fees
Lawyers who practice elder law face a challenging question that many other lawyers don’t always have to ask and answer: Who is the client?
The issues facing the elderly and those who represent them >>

Want to find a job in health law? Then ‘never say no’
In order to maximize your opportunities, especially early on, you can never say no.
Become an expert on a new health law and make a niche for yourself >>

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Stamford – May 13

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Chicago – May 13

Office of the People's Counsel
Washington, D.C. – May 20

Kaufman and Canoles, P.C.
Williamsburg – May 22

Browse all job postings
on the ABA Job Board



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Eye on Ethics

Duty to supervise nonlawyers: Ignorance is not bliss

What are your obligations to supervise your nonlawyer employees?

Without adequate supervision, employees can engage in conduct that creates “delicate” situations for their employers >>

Technology Translators

Security essentials:
2-factor authentication

One way to protect your firm from hackers is to use this type of authentication that has yet to receive wide attention.

Process requires 2 steps for login >>

Professional Development

Monday, June 17

The CLE Premier Speaker Series showcases a faculty of today's most prominent and influential legal practitioners. Each monthly program is available free of charge to ABA members.

“Ethical Tools to Defuse Incivility,” featuring Jayne Reardon, executive director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism


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