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Practice Management

Nov 5, 2015

Few lawyers make most of opportunities online

We all know how to use the Internet, right? But could we be making better use of it still? For most lawyers, the answer is a resounding: Yes.

Sep 27, 2013

How to be the bearer of bad news

A lost summary judgment motion. A lowball offer to settle. The denial of an appeal. Lawyers frequently are the bearers of bad news.

Jul 24, 2013

Wisconsin firms tap in to manufacturing comeback

Two Wisconsin-based law firms are adopting new strategies to expand and better serve their manufacturing client bases to take advantage of the industry’s resurgence.

Jul 23, 2013

Fighting back: How to handle bullies in the courtroom, office

Bullies can be as prevalent in the courtroom as they are on the playground.

May 23, 2013

Hold out for quality clients

If you, like many of your colleagues, have stocked your practice with clients that aren’t a good fit, you’ll spend much of your career feeling frustrated, unappreciated and resentful.

Feb 15, 2013

Commentary: Rekindle the romance with your clients

February has long been synonymous with Valentine’s Day, romance and relationships. Retailers revel in reminding consumers that the more time, energy and money they spend on this one day, the deeper their devotion and love.

Jan 23, 2013

Rock-hard apps: Practice management tools for attorneys on the move

Practice management apps for smartphones and other portable devices are making it increasingly easier for lawyers to practice on the go.

Oct 19, 2012

Small-firm tips for using Twitter … by Twitter

The authors of “Twitter for Small Business — a Guide to Get Started” should know a bit about how to use the ubiquitous social-media service to its maximum potential; the guide is published by Twitter itself.

Sep 20, 2012

Don’t bill for thank-you notes

Relationships matter, goes the familiar marketing maxim. And communications are the key to a successful collaboration between a lawyer and the in-house legal counsel who hires the lawyer.

Sep 19, 2012

How to prepare for an audit

Worrisome though it might be, if you’ve learned your company will be subject to an audit by the state, it’s better for in-house counsel to plan ahead and start preparing immediately.

Sep 18, 2012

View from the outside: Boutique firms knocking on the door for in-house work

When the bubble burst, Jon Levitt, the in-house counsel for a tech company, realized he probably would lose his job.

Sep 18, 2012

What every in-house lawyer needs to know about IP litigation

Intellectual property is one of the most complicated areas of law. Love it or hate it, at some point or another every in-house lawyer is going to be faced with some type of IP dispute.


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

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