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Martha M. Newman is a professional attorney coach who guides lawyers through business development, career advancement, and transitions. She is also the author of Top Lawyer Coach, a dynamic website devoted to lawyer marketing, networking, and professional practices.

NOW is the Time to Reach Out!

NOW is the Time to Reach Out!

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called someone with whom you’ve lost touch? Chances are it’s been months, even years, since you’ve reconnected with a long lost client or colleague. Making that first call after a long hiatus isn’t easy. As an attorney coach, I tell clients that key is […]

Put Your Hurt Aside and Pick Your Words Carefully

Put Your Hurt Aside and Pick Your Words Carefully

In my attorney coaching sessions, clients come to me asking how they should respond to a colleague who was caught criticizing them. It’s stunning and hurtful, to say the least—but a situation like that should not be swept under the rug. There are feelings involved. And trust. The first thing I tell clients in this […]

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