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How the billable hour hurts women
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Stealth Lawyer: Shonali Bhowmik, Indie Rock Musician
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Stealth Lawyer: Reverend Luther Zeigler, Minister
Publishing Alone Isn’t Enough, Law Firms Should Have an Integrated Strategy for Their Blogs
Law Firms’ Social Media Strategies Must Line Up with the Rest of Their Client Development Efforts
Blogging Can Lead to Clients Knowing Who You Are Before They Even Meet You
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
Skype is a Powerful Client Communication Tool for Lawyers—David Haenel
Stealth Lawyer: Keisha DePaz, Greeting Cards Maker
How Lawyers Should Respond to Negative and Positive Reviews On Yelp
If Marketing Isn’t the Goal of Your Law Blog, How Does It Bring in Work?
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
This Year's AmLaw 100: "Fundamental Recovery" for Some
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
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Clark v. Superior Court, 196 Cal. App. 4th 37 (2011)
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An update of news from Ellyn Law LLP, a business litigation and arbitration boutique in Toronto, Canada and a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.
Among the news posts are the addition of a new...more
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Arizona Personal Asset Protection Attorneys
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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arizona Businesses
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"Navigating the Perfect Storm: Recruiting, Training and Retaining Lawyers in the Coming Decade (Ark Press, 2010)
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