Category Archives: Staff Management

Use a hiring plan to hire your next law practice associate

Tweet If it’s time to make your next or first hire for a law practice associate create a hiring plan that will help you avoid making any of the following ten hiring mistakes. If you worry about making a mistake … Continue reading

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5 Effective Business Communication Skills for Lawyers

Tweet  Effective Communication for Lawyers Lawyers spend the majority of their time communicating – writing emails, briefs, letters, agreements, talking, negotiating, running or attending meetings, training,  – the list goes on. Here are five skills to help you communicate well … Continue reading

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Effective Questions Deliver Positive Results

Tweet This video of a deer hunter in a tree stand who uses a question to deflect what could have been an oh crap! kind of moment is a great way to emphasis how asking good questions can help diffuse … Continue reading

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Example of giving effective feedback to a legal assistant

Tweet To follow up on my last post here is an example of how to give feedback. The context: Sue is a legal assistant who works for three senior lawyers in the firm.  She’s been with the firm for over eight … Continue reading

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Give Feedback Effectively

Tweet Giving negative feedback to your staff and associates is a difficult, yet vital, law practice management skill. Good law firm work environments encourage learning and growth, and giving and accepting feedback must be a part of that environment to … Continue reading

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Use Checklists for Best Practice Excellence

Tweet Systematize Your Law Practice – Use checklists Use checklists to systematize your law practice and ensure getting great, consistent results. Checklists are the foundation for an excellent, well run law practice that is mistake free and less stressful. Set … Continue reading

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Law Practice Tip #14: Don’t make assumptions! Make inquiries

: Law Practice Tip #14: Don’t let assumptions get in your way of practicing law well. Continue reading

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Qualities for a great law practice

Lawyers need to be leaders and managers to have a great law practice. By Irene Leonard, Business Coach for Lawyers. Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Delegation for Lawyers

The Fine Art of Delegation for Lawyers: Nine tips to help lawyers delegate better. By Irene Leonard, Business Coach for Lawyers Continue reading

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Good Hiring Skills are needed for a great law practice

Having a hiring plan for lawyers makes better delegators. What kind of questions should your plan answer? Continue reading

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