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  • Imagine Your Perfect Client… (4/17/2014)
    Go ahead, sit back, take a deep breath and think about your perfect client—from start to finish. In this Practice Success Tip, use your imagination of the perfect client as the foundation to develop a plan that attracts and retains good clients.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041703.
  • You Won’t Learn This in Law School (4/10/2014)
    Ask yourself “How would I like that?”—would you buy from you, work for you? This week’s Practice Success Tip highlights six great business concepts that every immigration lawyer should know.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041042.
  • A Constructive Way to Dealing with Underperforming Employees (4/3/2014)
    The Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is more than a written notice of underperformance, it is a road map for the employee out of a performance problem. Learn how to implement a PIP in this practice success tip.
    AILA Doc. No. 14040343.
  • Can Flex-Work Strike the Balance Within Your Firm? (3/27/2014)
    So much has changed in the way we do business and communicate with one another that the notion of the 9-5, Monday through Friday workweek should be modified to fit your firm’s workplace culture. In this PST, consider these pointers when determining if flex-work is right for your practice.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032741.
  • Two Resources to Help You through H-1B Season (3/20/2014)
    While many around the country are gearing up for March Madness, there’s another type of “madness” happening in the immigration field—the rush to get H-1B cap cases out the door. With less than two weeks to go, be sure to review these two AILA resources in this week’s Practice Success Tip.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032044.
  • Free Software Reduces Frustration Scheduling Meetings and Calls! (3/13/2014)
    We’ve all tried to schedule a group meeting by sending around an email with a few dates only to have all the dates nixed by one or more people, and then we start all over again…Feel frustrated no more! This PST offers (free!) services that take the headache out of scheduling a meeting.
    AILA Doc. No. 14031341.
  • Top Five Tools and Resources to Help Supercharge Your Practice (2/27/2014)
    Don’t go at it alone—this week’s practice success tip brings you the best tools and resources (all free for AILA members!) to help you improve your practice, resolve ethical dilemmas and meet your professional obligations. Be the best possible lawyer this year and beyond!
    AILA Doc. No. 14022741.
  • Parting Ways - Discharge of Employees (2/20/2014)
    When hiring new employees, firms should plan ahead for the possibility the individual may not work out. In this week’s practice success tip learn why a probationary period works and how to discharge an employee when their performance doesn’t improve.
    AILA Doc. No. 14022040.
  • Share the Love This Valentine's (2/13/2014)
    50 hours. That’s the recommended amount of hours that a lawyer should dedicate to providing pro bono services. What does 50 hours really boil down to? It's about one week’s worth of work, or only 2.5% of your time in a year. What can 50 hours do for you and others? Find out in this week's PST.
    AILA Doc. No. 14021343.
  • Keeping that Resolution? (2/6/2014)
    The anticipation for the New Year brought about renewed purpose and inspiration for new goals and resolutions. But as the decorations and lights came down and the cold started to sink in, the drive we had just a few weeks ago has undoubtedly started to fade. Get back to your 2014 goal with this PST!
    AILA Doc. No. 14020650.
  • Keep Your Computer Alert Even When You're Not! (1/30/2014)
    We all know how important it is to keep on top of both your professional and personal life. Even the most organized lawyers have trouble keeping things straight. In this week’s PST we’ve compiled a list of applications that will "alert" you and keep you abreast on some of life’s mind-numbing tasks.
    AILA Doc. No. 14013042.
  • The Mutual Benefit of a Mentor-Mentee Relationship (1/23/2014)
    Many think that mentoring another is only beneficial to the person on the receiving end. However, this is simply not the case. A true mentee-mentor relationship or sponsorship is one that benefits both parties. This week’s PST outlines the value of having a trusted protégé by your side.
    AILA Doc. No. 14012347.
  • Converting Media Coverage of Immigration Into Increased Visibility of Your Practice (1/16/2014)
    The fact that the press is frequently covering the topic of immigration reform means that it is important to our nation and people are interested in reading and hearing more about you. In this week’s PST, learn to add your voice to the discussion while also increasing your firm’s visibility.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011640.
  • The Amazing Power of Checklists (1/9/2014)
    Immigration lawyers are always looking for ways to improve their practice, so as a new year begins, we look to a simple idea from surgeon Atul Gawande to make complex tasks easier with fewer risks. In this week’s PST, learn the power of checklists and ways to incorporate them into your life.
    AILA Doc. No. 14010943.