Does this economic cloud have a silver lining? More time for business development!

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As the economy contracts, law firm clients have laid off more than 600,000 employees -- in January 2009 alone. Law firms are feeling the ripple effect. In just two days in February -- Black Thursday and Friday the 13th -- 1,100 legal professionals lost their jobs or received buyout offers. According to inudstry experts, thisis just the start.

As books of business continue to shrink, what is a fearful lawyer to do? Use the 'gift' of down time to focus on business development.

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© Janet Ellen Raasch, Web 2.0 Writing for Lawyers | Attorney Advertising

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