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Jessika M. Ferm is the President of J.Ferm, LLC, an international leadership development firm, and specializes in relieving management pains for professional services firms. She is known for her "no frills no fluff" approach and writes extensively on management and leadership topics. In 2009, she co-developed the No Frills No Fluff Management Skills Program: Lawyer's Edition, which is tailored to assist lawyers and law firms in managing their time, clients, and staff effectively. For more information, please visit the No Frills No Fluff website at: http://www.jferm.com or blog at: http://nofrillsnofluff.com/blog Copyright 2009 Jessika M. Ferm & J.Ferm, LLC

Executive Presence

Executive Presence

I Know I Need It—How Do I Get It? Executive presence—we all know when we’re around someone who has it. Executive presence is hard to define, but it encompasses a combination of physical, mental and emotional qualities that cause an individual to project a certain level of sophistication, charisma and energy. While business presence is a highly personal matter and […]

A Paralegal's Take on Law Firm Management Challenges

A Paralegal’s Take on Law Firm Management Challenges

Millie Dyson, age 37, is the epitome of legal support staff competence. She did word processing at a law firm while in high school and steadily worked her way through the ranks. From secretary for three litigators in an insurance defense practice to senior paralegal in the IP department of a 150-year-old firm in Kentucky, […]

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