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Relationships ARE Paramount

Relationships ARE Paramount

“My favorite adage is that the most important things in life are not things. They are the relationships you have with friends and family. Both in my life and in my practice, it is my relationships that are paramount,” says Frank J. Johnson, Managing Partner of Johnson Fistel, LLP. The firm employs ten lawyers, three […]

The Wrong Approach to Selling Professional Services

The Wrong Approach to Selling Professional Services

A dangerous epidemic continues to wash through the business community, especially among professionals selling services. In fact, the problem is so prevalent that I gave it a name— “The Juswanem Syndrome.” Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? I’ll explain what it means in minute. But first, let’s set the scene … As I mentioned many times, […]

Quarterbacking Success in a Challenging Field

Quarterbacking Success in a Challenging Field

Every team needs a quarterback, especially when that team is composed of attorneys, clients and support personnel operating in a complex and changing field. Someone must step out and take the leadership position to create and execute a successful strategy in the courtroom or across the negotiating table. To extend the metaphor, Tara R. Burd, […]

Are You a Networking Rock Star or Rookie?

Are You a Networking Rock Star or Rookie?

If you’ve read my book The Attorney’s Networking Handbook, you probably know that I am a big fan of effective networking. I use the word “effective” because networking done improperly is just a huge waste of time. There are so many dimensions to networking that we can’t possibly cover them in one column, so I […]

Networking: How To Disengage From a Dead-End Conversation

Networking: How To Disengage From a Dead-End Conversation

We’ve all found ourselves trapped in a dead-end conversation at a networking event. Someone drones on about a topic in which you have no interest. Or, it’s simply someone you don’t like. Or, there’s nothing wrong with the topic or the person, but you can’t spend that much time with any one person. You need […]

White Glove Service for San Diego’s Hospitality Industry

White Glove Service for San Diego’s Hospitality Industry

Driven by Passionate People, Stokes Wagner Provides 5-Star Legal Services to Those in the Business of Spectacular Service “Because high touch service is at the heart of our clients’ operations, it is likewise a part of our fabric at Stokes Wagner,” says Shareholder Peter Maretz. “With San Diego being a premier tourism destination, the Stokes […]

Attorney Safety: Interview With Stephen Kelson

Attorney Safety: Interview With Stephen Kelson

Earlier this year, I shared statistics about threats of violence made against attorneys. Stephen Kelson, a shareholder at Christensen & Jensen PC in Salt Lake City, focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury and meditation, but he has also studied violence against legal professionals and prevention for over a decade. He was gracious to answer some […]

Tried, Tested & Triumphant

Tried, Tested & Triumphant

Khashayar Law Group Secures Position as One of Southern California’s Top Verdict-Winning Trial and Transactional Firms “The reason I love trial work is because no matter how complicated lawyers try to make the law, when it comes down to it, it’s about connecting with people. Yes, you must know procedure, you must know how to […]

7 Ways to Make Billing More Effective

7 Ways to Make Billing More Effective

Lawyers may practice in different areas of the law and serve a wide range of clients, but most seem to share a common aversion: They hate doing timesheets. Despite this near universal resentment toward tracking time, most lawyers eventually learn that they need to be effective in billing clients to have a thriving practice. Here […]

3 Biggest Leadership Mistakes People Make Today

3 Biggest Leadership Mistakes People Make Today

One of the best leadership qualities that a manager can have is the ability to build up self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-respect in others. As a leader, your choices affect your entire team, especially your leadership mistakes. However, we’ve all had bad bosses who do just the opposite. Today, I am going to identify 3 of […]

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