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The Art of Saying No in Law
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The Art of Saying No in Law

Being an attorney is a careful balancing act of case work, endless deadlines, client relations, professional networking and, if you are lucky, a steady stream

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5 Facts About Surety Bonds
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5 Facts About Surety Bonds

Surety bonds are a reality of any legal practice, though there can be some confusion about how they work and the costs associated with them.

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Best Practices for Avoiding and Managing Unpaid Client Invoices for your law firm
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Not Getting Paid Can Cost You

Imagine you helped a client navigate a complex case for more than a year, spending countless hours and late nights to complete background research and

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attorney suspensions are a reality in the business of law
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The Realities of Suspension

In 2019, an American Bar Association revealed more than 2,000 lawyers were publicly disciplined in 43 states and the District of Columbia that year alone.

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reduce substance use in the legal profession
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The Bottom Line on Addiction

The American Bar Association (ABA) released a pledge in 2017 to reduce substance use in the legal profession by providing dedicated educational resources. Within the

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Social Media Ethics for Attorneys
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Social Media Ethics for Attorneys 

Not so long-ago attorneys were discouraged from being active professionally on social media. However, the legal industry now appreciates that well curated and managed social

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