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Jurors seem distracted? Try these attention-getting strategies
Engaging jurors has become more difficult than ever due to technology-related distractions. The author of a new book on winning the jury's attention shares his top tactics.
Reach the jury with 'chunking' >>

5 smart billing practices to keep good clients
By making a few tweaks to your billing process, you can reduce your risk of losing business over dollars and cents.
Don't let price increases be a surprise >>

Draft clearer contracts to ensure the results you seek
What do most lawyers fail to consider when drafting contracts? Get advice applicable to any lawyer who deals with contracts, regardless of his or her field.
Use language that is concise and precise >>

8 tips to increase your firm's diversity
Understanding and valuing diversity are the fundamental first steps toward achieving a diverse workplace.
Get buy-in from senior staff for successful change >>

Electronic discovery: The 4 W's of preservation
A panel of experts shares best practices for the effective preservation of electronically stored information.
Employ a team approach >>

Try these tech tools to boost your small firm's productivity
A handful of popular technology offerings can help lawyers enhance performance, marketing and revenue generation.
Experiment with a 'personal voice assistant' >>

Crisis communications: What to say when media come knocking
The basis of any plan must be an understanding of how to advance your interests in the goals of the litigation.
Never say 'no comment' >>

Expert advice to better manage internal investigations
Learn ways to tackle the difficult ethical challenges they present.
Avoid potential pitfalls >>

So, you're a new partner—Now what?
New partners have a new set of expectations to meet. Be clear about your responsibilities.
Make marketing and networking a greater focus >>

How women can establish a successful ADR practice
Have a strategic plan in place to generate business and build a brand, not just as a woman, but as an expert in alternative dispute resolution.
Target markets with growth potential >>

The law office's guide to Google Apps
Although it's similar to the Microsoft Office Suite, this program offers some distinctive features, such as branding capabilities.
Create forms and collect data online, too >>

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Rutherford, N.J. - June 20

Deputy Assistant Director for Enforcement Litigation
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington, D.C. - June 20

Tax Associate
Wood LLP
San Francisco - June 15

Intellectual Property Attorney
Varnum LLP
Grand Rapids, Mich. - June 15

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Eye on Ethics

Screen nonlawyer employees for conflicts of interest: Part 2

Our experts examine how different state bar ethics opinions, rules of professional conduct and case law address both the appropriateness and effectiveness of screening for nonlawyers.

Ensure the nonlawyer's conduct is compatible with the lawyer's professional obligations >>

Technology Translators

(Re)introducing the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center

The center’s tools can help lawyers strike the appropriate balance between technical sophistication and prudent business.

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Center for CLE

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.

Monday, July 16
"Negotiating Executive Separation Agreements"
featuring Laurel Bellows, principal, Bellows Law Group, and incoming ABA president


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