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If your meetings aren’t productive, change the way you meet

by Michelle Hicks, Dolan Media Newswires BOISE, Idaho– In the average organization, meetings cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year when you calculate the hourly rate of each individual sitting around the table. Meetings also contribute to poor morale ...

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It’s time to break up with initial caps

By Karin Ciano Dolan Media Newswires MINNEAPOLIS — Dear Initial Caps: We’ve Traveled a Long Way Together. The Moment I Saw You, I Couldn’t Take My Eyes Off You, and I Still Respect The Way You Get My Attention on ...

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From receptionist to managing partner

BOSTON ­­– Things didn’t go well when Rosanne Ursino told her mother in 1989 that she had decided to skip college in order to become a hairdresser and settle down with her high-school boyfriend. Ursino’s mother, a Medford City Hall ...

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How to get the most out of your networking

For tips on effective networking, Carolina Paralegal News turned to Christina Koch, a litigation paralegal and trial practice specialist with Inserra & Kelley of Omaha, Neb.; Lois Belle, a paralegal with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Greenville, S.C.; and ...

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Challenges in authenticating social media evidence

A MySpace post cautioning against snitching to the police. A picture on Facebook showing an allegedly injured, emotionally traumatized plaintiff dancing and enjoying herself. A Foursquare check-in putting an individual at the scene of an accident.

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Tips on building a Facebook fan page

As Facebook’s search functionality has improved, law firm marketers say now is a good time to create a business page on Facebook. If you haven’t already set up a fan page — or if you have been violating Facebook policy by showcasing your firm on an individual profile page — here are some tips for building your business page and drawing fans to it.

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Where are you going? Add purpose to your journey this year

The first step in any journey or project is to identify what you want to accomplish. Your mind is an amazing thing that will move you unconsciously toward whatever future you believe to be real. You can’t start to address what is real until you have some idea what you are talking about. This is true for your law firm, your job and your life.

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Attorney jurors present risks, rewards

It should have been an easy strike. The Foley & Lardner attorney with tasseled loafers and a sport coat with elbow patches screamed conservative, said personal injury plaintiff’s lawyer Paul Scoptur, and that was the type of person he didn’t want on his jury in a minor brain injury case. But Scoptur’s wife, an attorney who was taking notes during jury selection for the 2005 case, persuaded him to keep the Foley lawyer on the jury.

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Document review attorneys fight for respect

espite its sometime negative connotations, document review work is in demand now more than ever as firms grapple with an increase in litigation that has followed the economic downturn. All of the materials that are part of filing a lawsuit require some review.

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Lawyers suggest 25 ways to save your firm money

By David Baugher, Dolan Media Newswires ST. LOUIS, MO — How do you save your firm money? What tips can you share with others? Solo and small-firm lawyers across Missouri answered the call. Here you’ll find 25 nuggets of wisdom ...

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Is Google+ the next big thing for small law firms?

By Sylvia Hsieh, Dolan Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — Some law firm marketing gurus are going gaga over Google+, the latest social media platform. Though it’s only been out for about four months, Google+ is already generating a heated debate ...

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