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The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Compliance Attorney Tom Fox

Tom is a prolific writer of both print and blogs including The FCPA Blog and FCPA Compliance & Ethics. Although he came to blogging through an unusual life event, he has learned much and gained much from the experience. He...more

How One Simple Question Leads to 3 Months of Solid Writing Ideas for Attorney Bloggers

One quick exercise with great results for any professional or legal blogger hard pressed for new writing ideas....more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & IP Attorney Kevin Noonan

Kevin Noonan is one of the top intellectual property and patents writers on JD Supra. He is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and an experienced biotechnology patent lawyer. He helped found...more

The Write Stuff: Tips for Writing for New Business with Attorney Gerald Nowotny

Gerry has a great amount of insight into business development through content (and he should know, given his tremendous business success via writing). If you are facing a case of writer’s block, consider these ideas for...more

Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

If you’re like many lawyers and feel burnt out or bored, it might be time to take inventory of your career. But taking the time to think about career issues can be daunting—you know you need to make some changes, but where to...more

How to Deal with Feedback

The single greatest truth in any client feedback effort is simple: If you are not prepared to act on the feedback, don’t ask for it. In every client feedback program—whether we are conducting the interviews ourselves...more

Million Dollar Martini: How to Shake Up Your Network and Mix Up Big Deals

You’ve taken the traditional marketing routes: ads in the local paper, perhaps a quick spot on the radio or a basic web page. But, how do you mix in that extra ingredient that will put your company on top? What can push your...more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Attorney Linn F. Freedman

The latest in our series of Q&A discussions on successful writing in the business realm with recipients of JD Supra's 2016 Readers' Choice award....more

A GC’s Guide to Winning (and Keeping) Business

In my career, I have had the opportunity to be general counsel for a bank holding company, a large state medical center and a state bar association. Each entity was different in terms of its leadership and operating...more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Attorney Garret Murai

The first in a series of Q&A discussions on successful writing in the business realm, with recipients of JD Supra's 2016 Readers' Choice award....more

How to Be a Happier Lawyer

Most lawyers reach a point when they wonder: Am I spending more time stressed and miserable than I am challenged and fulfilled? We’ve been trained to win at all costs, but even when we succeed, we still remember what we did...more

Secret Wisdom from the “Stars” of the Legal Profession

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend the Connecticut Bar Association’s awards dinner — titled, “Celebrate with the Stars”. It was a lovely event filled with accolades for some of the state’s best and brightest in the...more

Game On: A Fresh Take on Business Development Training

We play and watch games throughout our lives. Own a frequent flyer card? You qualify as a player. Buy an occasional lottery ticket? Play recreational sports or video games? Yep, you’re a player. Games are everywhere in our...more

How to Write for New Business: 3 Do's and Don'ts for Lawyers

Last week, one of our more business-development-savvy clients invited me to be a guest speaker on their monthly client development call. They'd asked us to share our perspective on ways to improve content and how better to...more

[Webinar] Small Firm Attorneys Share the Secrets of Their Content Marketing Success - April 19th

Join us for the first in a series of webinars designed to help small firms and solo attorneys grow their practices with content marketing. Tune in to hear directly from solo attorney Gerald Nowotny on: - How to...more

How to Ask for Work

“Teach me how to close…I need help with ‘the ask’.” This a common request from many of my new coaching clients. Many come to me with reasonably healthy lists of good quality contacts. They seem very well connected, go to...more

Don’t Bore the Jury!

Much to the chagrin of trial attorneys, jurors don’t always give their full attention to the trial. It’s trial counsel’s job to keep things interesting. Depending on the case, this can be a tall order. Here are some tips for...more

A New “Wildy Effective” Book on Compliance from Kristy Grant-Hart

As the compliance profession grows, so to the need for valuable writing and scholarship, particularly from authors whothemselves have specific compliance experience and offer practical solutions. Kristy Grant-Hart recently...more

Do You Treat Analytics Like Finance or Accounting? The Difference Matters and Here’s Why...

Most of us are at risk of letting our analytics reviews be backwards-facing exercises when our sole purpose is merely to measure past performance. “How did we do?” is a fine question to start with, but it’s no wonder that we...more

A Strategic Pause: How Lauri Shanahan Successfully Transitioned to Full Time Board Service

Lauri Shanahan, who went from being the chief legal and administrative officer of a multinational corporation (Gap Inc.), to sitting on the board of directors of three companies, insists that a key to her success has been to...more

The Crucial Difference in Real Deadlines and Perceived Ones

In a recent client feedback interview, a deputy general counsel told a common story. He had all but forgotten the Thursday deadline for a filing in a litigation matter of medium importance. His regular outside litigation...more

Q&A With WilmerHale's Rachael Kent

Rachael D. Kent is a partner and vice chairwoman of the international arbitration practice group at WilmerHale, based in Washington, D.C. Kent has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in a variety of...more

Court Reporting – What’s it Really all About?

Why is court reporting such an underrated profession? I think one of the main reasons is that the general public is both uninformed and misled. Here are just a few mistaken beliefs of the court reporting world....more

How'd You Get That Job? Olga Mack (@OlgaVMack), Head of Legal at ClearSlide

The latest in our occasional series in which inhouse attorneys respond to the question: how did you get that job? Here, Olga V. Mack - startup lawyer, prolific writer, mentor - weaves lessons about mentor-mentee relationships...more

The Good Versus Money Dichotomy: Why Lawyers Serving on and Advising For-Profit Boards Benefits the Lawyers, Companies, and...

Sometime between entering law school and taking the bar exam, many attorneys decide that to affect change and help serve the interests of justice they must join a non-profit organization or provide pro bono services. In...more

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