It’s yet another hot and humid summer on the East Coast. Fortunately, many workplaces in D.C. and around the U.S. have embraced a business casual dress code. But how casual should casual be? Here are a few suggestions to help you draft an official or unofficial dress code policy.
Whether you are just getting started in immigration practice or have been in practice for some years now, determining how much to charge is key to a successful practice. In this PST we have highlighted materials to help you develop a strong foundation for financial success and longevity.
Lawyers are not a universally celebrated group. We’ve heard every joke at our expense. Whether it’s in your LinkedIn profile, the “About me” section on Facebook or the bio on your website, go beyond the traditional stats. Be proud of your passion as well as your work. Tell the story of you.
Whether you meet with just one person or befriend a roomful of new faces, you should have a strong LinkedIn profile that can vouch for your credentials and expertise. So before getting on a plane to National Harbor use these helpful pointers to get your professional e-self updated and looking good.
The value gained from attending Annual Conference isn’t just about the information you take in, it’s also about the experiences and opportunities…maximize your return on this year’s Annual Conference with these Top 10 Practice Success Tips.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.