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It’s that time again. As the year comes to a close many firms are beginning the associate review process. Even if your firm does not have a formal review process I recommend that you write a self-evaluation that outlines your achievements and specifies your goals for the coming year. Because I have worked in law firms for over 25 years I have seen a variety of review processes, and whether or not a self-evaluation is part of your firm’s process I want to share a few tips I have learned through the years.
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By Deborah C. Scaringi
As leaders slowly pave ways to restart the economy, lawyers and law firms are looking for the safest route to getting back to work supporting clients who are trying to do the same. At the center of these discussions, an important quandary is brewing: How do we go back to conducting productive business without seeming callous to the harsh realities many people are experiencing?
By Jaimie B. Field
Most attorneys are expecting social media to be a panacea to bring in new clients during this incredibly unusual time in our history. As marketing and business development professionals and coaches, we know we have to teach our attorneys that, like any other marketing and business development tactic, there is no magic bullet. But that by using social media, it will help them create attention and assist in building relationships.
By Melanie Trudeau
With over 1.7 billion websites on the Internet, you might say we have a content clutter issue. Adding to the pile should be done strategically, with creativity and careful consideration of how to write digital content. This article provides a step-by-step guide for attorneys and legal professionals to follow when writing blogs, articles, legal alerts, white papers and other online content.
By Larry Bodine
Many lawyers focus on business development only when they have downtime or when a matter concludes. And, when they do have time, they go to the same old networking events, write for the same old publications, and give the same old speeches. What is the solution?