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Practice Success Tips

It’s Time to Mobile-Optimize Your Law Firm Website

5/21/2015
A rose by any other name is still a rose, but a website, it seems, is not a website if it isn’t mobile-friendly. If potential clients are looking for lawyers from their mobile devices, then isn’t it time to transfigure your website to one that’s mobile-friendly to reach this pool of clients?
AILA Doc. No. 15052160

Isn’t it Time to Encrypt Client E-mails?

5/14/2015
With recent revelations about government-sponsored Internet hacking, concerned lawyers with global clientele are moving to encrypt their e-mail communications with those clients. Protect clients and prepare for the higher security protections that are fast approaching with this practice success tip.
AILA Doc. No. 15051400

Enrich Your Practice by Attending this Year's Annual Conference

5/7/2015
The value from attending Annual Conference isn’t just about the law and the legal information you take in, it’s also about raising the bar for your practice and professionalism. In this PST find some of our favorite practice management and ethics sessions taking place at the 2015 Annual Conference.
AILA Doc. No. 15050703

Three Fundamental Guiding Principles

4/30/2015
How do you define your practice? Understanding and knowing what your guiding principles are can help you shape where you are going, how you will get there, and the day-to-day guidelines. Carve out a clear path to your goals with this practice success tip.
AILA Doc. No. 15043002

Should Judge Hanen’s Order Worry Private Attorneys?

4/23/2015
In his recent order Judge Hanen invoked Rule 3.3 against government lawyers, the same fate could befall private lawyers. Find out whether you should be concerned in this week’s practice success tip.
AILA Doc. No. 15042331

Six Tips on Common Courtesy: Instead of This … Try This …

4/16/2015
At times we get so caught up in the nitty gritty that we forget common courtesies and politeness that should be extended to others. Here are six ways a polite rephrasing or rewording can demonstrate respect and good workplace etiquette.
AILA Doc. No. 15041607

Learning to Delegate to Increase Your Contentment and Productivity

4/9/2015
A busy practice is a good thing until it gets so busy that frenzy and anxiety replace confidence and composure. If this sounds all too familiar, stop a minute to consider whether you are using your time wisely. Ask yourself these questions in this Practice Success Tip.
AILA Doc. No. 15040967

E-mail Alert: Think Before You Click!

4/2/2015
Despite anti-virus e-mail protection (you do have it, right?), malware distributors and phishers are now creeping their way into our business e-mails. Use this simple trick in this week’s PST to decide whether or not you should click that hyperlink in your e-mail.
AILA Doc. No. 15040206

Every Time You Interact With Someone Is a Marketing Event

3/26/2015
Did you know that the number one source of referrals is other lawyers? The second highest source is current or former clients. Keep this in mind the next time you “touch” someone.
AILA Doc. No. 15032666

Issues Confronted By Women in the Workplace

3/19/2015
March is Women’s History Month. In this week’s practice success tip, learn the issues confronted by women in the workplace and how we can continue to advance the progress of women in immigration law.
AILA Doc. No. 15031961

Social Media is to Marketing as E-mail is to Business Communication

3/12/2015
If you want faster, more convenient communication, an e-mail, as opposed to a hand written letter, is obviously the preferred method, right? And, if you want to reach a wider, more diverse network in a timely and efficient way, shouldn’t social media be the preferred marketing vehicle?
AILA Doc. No. 15031260

A Trio of No-Nonsense Client Intake Tips

3/5/2015
There is a plethora of golden practice success tips going back several years that are still innovative and may be new to you, including this smart way to improve your client intake process.
AILA Doc. No. 06111362

Is the 24-Hour Rule Dead?

2/26/2015
Good client communication is one of the keys to a successful attorney-client relationship, and one of the most important aspects of that has changed.
AILA Doc. No. 15022665

Five Smart Shortcuts for Your Smart Device

2/19/2015
No matter where you go your smart phone is within arm’s reach—to keep you connected and ready to respond at a moment’s notice. That’s why we’ve put together this list for you. We know you are in a hurry, and these five smart shortcuts can make all the difference in your busy life.
AILA Doc. No. 15021966

Showcasing Your Professionalism

2/12/2015
Communicate with your clients and members of your community. By sharing the right information, we will protect the immigrant population in our communities and display the breadth of knowledge and expertise in this complex area. Learn how you can help with this PST.
AILA Doc. No. 15021241

Five Ways to Reboot Yourself

2/5/2015
It’s easy to stick to the same routine year after year. Instead of committing to big changes, this year reach your goals for success by adopting these practical yet underutilized personal habits.
AILA Doc. No. 15020561

Just Get to the Point

1/29/2015
Most people have the tendency to talk around the point instead of getting to the bottom line. We use more words than necessary to either fluff the story or enhance the meaning of the subject.. Learn why this way of communicating can affect clients and how to be more productive in your next meeting.
AILA Doc. No. 15012941

Three Questions to Consider When Advising and Representing Clients Who May Benefit from Executive Action

1/22/2015
What responsibilities do you have when communicating information? What should be considered when setting a fee? What ethical considerations can stem from employing non-lawyer staff? Learn your ethical obligations in this week’s PST.
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