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LP Magazine – A Business Development Coaching Clinic: Culture Beats Scheme

As National Football League coach Chip Kelly begins his first training camp with the San Francisco 49ers, my column in the July/August 2016 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, A Business Development Coaching Clinic: Culture Beats Scheme, seems quite timely. Much like many law firm BD coaching efforts, I…

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Small Firms Look to Attract Middle Class with Flat Rates

When I chatted with The Legal Intelligencer’s Lizzy McLellan about Small Firms Look to Attract Middle Class With Flat Rates (TLI, May 6, 2016), she asked me about a law firms’ initiative that touted (in a press release) an original and unique attempt to target the middle class through the…

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LPT: Client Retention–It’s All in the Listening

Perhaps it is sad to think that customer or client service has gotten so bad of late that highlighting those that do it well should not be necessary, but it is. So many companies send us off to automated web and voice mail systems, force us to chat with folks…

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DLW: ‘Established’ Delaware Firms Hold Steady Amid Out-of-State Interest

When I started HTMLawyers in 2001, my first significant client turned out to be a fast-growing law firm in Wilmington, Delaware. A colleague in American Bar Association circles, Heather Jefferson, had asked me what I was up to at an Annual Meeting. Her response was that she had the perfect…

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Law360: How to Manage the Millennial Lawyer

In today’s Law360, reporter Matthew Bultman writes on How to Manage the Millennial Lawyer. This is certainly one of the years’ hottest law firm management topics, and my interview with Matthew came on the heels of my panel participation in Bridging the Generational Divide: How Millennials Can Communicate with Baby…

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Bridging the Generational Divide: How Millennials Can Communicate with Baby Boomers and Succeed in the Workplace

What do Baby Boomers expect from millennials in the workplace? How can and should millennials act in the workplace while still preserving their values? This program focuses on how millennials can communicate with Baby Boomers and other generations in a way that is collaborative and allows junior lawyers to thrive.…

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LP Magazine – Do Lawyers Rule the Internet?

In the March/April 2016 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, my column asks the question: Do Lawyers Rule the Internet? Well, I would not ask the question if the answer did not lean toward “yes.” With the 30th anniversary of ABA TECHSHOW on the horizon (and this is the…

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LP Magazine — Struggling with Ethics Issues Surrounding Branded Networks

In the January/February 2016 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine, I was asked to put on my ethics attorney hat in authoring Struggling with Ethics Issues Surrounding Branded Networks. Issue Editor Nick Gaffney asked me to write this sidebar in a magazine dedicated to the theme of branded legal…

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LPT – Inaugural ABA Lead Law Offers Perspectives on Law Firm Leadership

In the December issue of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Today, I recap the inaugural ABA Lead Law program, a lawyer leadership conference presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division. I had the pleasure of being asked to serve as Vice Chair of the ABA Lead Law…

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LP Magazine – Content Marketing Is Outpacing the Ethics Rules

It was watching and reading news coverage from the aftermath of the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia earlier this year that my marketing column topic came to light. Usually the theme finds me, and in this case, with each press conference, e-mail, press release and newspaper article–it occurred to me…