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The best just got better. Advising Older Clients (vol. 1) is the premiere resource for elder law attorneys - and it's now available as a revised 3rd edition!
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What’s Hot, What’s Not: National and Global Practice Trends 2014
This annual report looks at what’s going on in the legal profession in the United States and in other parts of the world. The author believes the outlook for the legal profession is much better than pessimistic pundits predict. Read why.
What’s Hot, What’s Not: Wisconsin Practice Trends 2014
Borrowing a page from Robert Denney’s global look at trends in the legal profession, Wisconsin and regional attorneys and practice management experts weigh in on practice and marketing trends in the Dairy State.
Succession Planning: Where Will Your Firm’s New Leaders Come From?
By 2020, half of the workforce will near retirement age. What does this mean to you? If you want your firm to continue and prosper after you, your partners, or key staff members retire, you must act now. At a minimum, you must identify the lawyers and clients who bring the most value to the firm and adopt ways to pass on lawyers’ knowledge and client relationships.
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Succession Planning: Where Will Your Firm's New Leaders Come From?
Michael Moore explains why handling a death or disability in a firm ad hoc does a grave disservice to clients and the firm. Succession planning is critical to the firm’s future viability and helps protect client interests.
Opinions, Voices & Ideas
Speaking from experience, Patrick Fiedler says mentoring a less-experienced lawyer benefits both attorneys in the relationship.
Your State Bar
It’s a Start
George Brown says a new committee will begin the process of providing concrete assistance to new lawyers, based on the Challenges Facing New Lawyers Task Force report and recommendations.
How to Speed the Appeals Process
Kimberly Alderman and Chelsey Dahm explain how you can shave time off the appeals process for qualified cases using Wis. Stat. section 809.17.
Avoid Frequent Malpractice Risks in 2014
Three common issues can trip up a well-meaning lawyer and cause either a malpractice claim or an OLR grievance. Tom Watson explains what they are and how you can avoid them.
Open 24/7: Ethics Rules May Apply to Lawyers as Clients
Dean Dietrich warns lawyers’ conduct is always subject to scrutiny by the Wisconsin Supreme Court through the OLR, whether representing a client or themselves.
14 Tips to Grow Your Business in 2014
Whatever your business-improvement goals are, Jenna Weber says committing to a marketing plan will help you achieve them.
The Power of the Word
Micabil Diaz-Martinez says language has many variations and meanings to people who on the surface appear to speak the same language.
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