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Nov 14, 2016

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Pro bono: Pro or con for recent grads?

Pro bono work is an indisputably positive activity — in theory. However, the specifics of a pro bono plan are not always so indisputable.

Oct 17, 2016

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Improving law schools: It’s good business

It’s better, but it’s still not really good. What I’m talking about is the situation of law schools.

Aug 2, 2016

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Ghosts? Proper business procedures ward off scary occurrences

There is a five-step process for establishing a plan for your business.

Feb 2, 2016

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: When looking to the future, be sure to protect the past

Sixty-five was selected as the targeted retirement age because, at the time, only a small percentage of the population lived beyond it, and thus the cost of insurance was manageable.

Nov 17, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Approaches to approaching fee discontent

What should you do if a client says to you, “Give me a 10 percent discount . . . or else”?

Sep 30, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: A rough industry guideline to expense tracking

Expenses in a law firm can be predicted with greater certainty than revenues, because in a professional practice setting, the expenses tend to be limited in kind and repetitive.

Aug 10, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Taking definitions into account

What are the most important words in a dictionary? For lawyers, the most important words deal with accounting.

Jun 16, 2015


It cannot be emphasized too often that disaster and recovery planning is about people. Staff concerns are especially crucial. Valuable staff members are important during normal times and indispensable in dealing with a calamity.

May 27, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Business of law much like manufacturing cheese

The practice of law is no different than the business of manufacturing automobiles or cheese. The essence is the same: the only way that these businesses grow is when the owners pay personal attention to their customers/clients.

May 8, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Play nice with your banker

The term "relationship" is not necessarily a word that you might automatically associate with your work life. But relationships are very important in the business of law.

Apr 28, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Electronic data protection: The how-to’s

You know you need to do it, but how? Law firms are rife with data and files, and they must be protected. That’s a given. The specifics, however, often elude lawyers.

Apr 14, 2015

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Prioritizing wants versus needs

It may seem obvious, but some lawyers need reminding: revenue has to exceed expenses in order to have cash flow.


Should Justice Protasiewicz recuse herself on gerrymandering cases that go before the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

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