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Lawyer Civility: I Ain’t Got Time for That
A recent story of lawyers hating on lawyers dislodged a memory from my early days of practice and I thought I’d share it with you here. For the most part, the lawyers I engaged with, especially the more seasoned lawyers, were always pleasant and professional outside...
Legal Ethics: US and England Compared
The perception of attorneys in the US is dismal. The perception of the legal profession in the US is unfortunately unfavorable in general. A 2007 Gallup Poll looking at “unfavorable attitudes” showed that only advertising executives (58% highly unfavorable) and...
ALPS 411-May 2016 Blog Digest
  Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development By Kiffin Hope Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she...
Lawyer Civility: I Ain’t Got Time for That
A recent story of lawyers hating on lawyers dislodged a memory from my early days of practice and I thought I’d share it with you here. For the most part, the lawyers I engaged with, especially the more seasoned lawyers, were always pleasant and professional outside...
Legal Ethics: US and England Compared
The perception of attorneys in the US is dismal. The perception of the legal profession in the US is unfortunately unfavorable in general. A 2007 Gallup Poll looking at “unfavorable attitudes” showed that only advertising executives (58% highly unfavorable) and...
ALPS 411-May 2016 Blog Digest
  Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development By Kiffin Hope Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she...
Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development
Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she bring in clients?” Help has arrived — in the form of a new 30-page downloadable...
How Long Do We Need to Keep Our Closed Files?
As a risk manager, this question is the one question I’m asked more than any other and I get it. Although my wife is a physician, she had to deal with the same issue. We were paying to store her closed files for years after she left private practice and we both breathed...
A Lawyer at a Career Crossroads
Let’s begin this post with a quote on the notion of work from author Matthew Fox. “The problem is that our civilization has settled for such a narrow and restrictive definition of work that we are trying to pour human energy into a skinny little funnel that in turn...