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4 Tips for Legal Professionals Reaching for Work/Life Balance

The press of clients’ legal demands can make life chaotic. Attorneys, paralegals, and everyone else in the trenches understand the importance of the deadline. The trick to staying at top performance and avoiding burnout often requires a commitment to try to get some kind of work-life balance. The balance never seems to stick, but there …

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6 Ways Attorneys Can Keep Their Legal Writing Sharp On Projects

Attorneys cannot escape the importance of legal writing. This skill matters even when attorneys are not actively practicing or even technically working in a legal capacity. People have certain expectations of “attorneys” regardless of actual title or responsibilities. Those business people or colleagues will almost always defer to the attorney in the room. Attorneys looking …

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3 Quick Steps Project Employees Can Take To Support a Healthier Lifestyle

Motivation to keep New Year’s resolutions has started to fade for most people with the end of January. Project employees can find keeping their resolutions even more challenging because location and schedule demands can vary dramatically without notice. But, taking steps to improve your overall health can make you more productive, reduce absenteeism, and improve …

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5 Reasons Why “Contract” is Not a Dirty Word on Attorney Resumes

Changes in the legal industry over the past ten years antiquates any stigma that was once attached to the words “contract” or “project” on attorney resumes. Law firms of all sizes are merging, collapsing, and imposing hiring freezes as they work through financial concerns. Few attorneys now expect (or even want) the once coveted partnership …

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How to Make Your Social Media Presence Professional in the New Year

 Social media is expected in this market. It does not matter whether you are looking for a job or simply trying to maintain a professional network. Setting up a complete profile under the most common social media platforms is just the beginning. Unfortunately, many professionals fail to continue to invest the necessary time to maintain …

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Three Ways Project Managers Maximize Employee Value through Communication

I had an epiphany recently as I begin coaching youth basketball again this year. Leadership techniques that maximize each player’s value to the team look a lot like effective project management. Each player, or person, has different skills, interests and personalities that can be valuable. A good coach, or project manager, understands the characteristics of …

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