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7 simple strategies for staying stress-free at your law firm

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In the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America report, 58% of Americans said that work was either a very or somewhat significant source of stress in their lives. And the legal profession has made many lists of most stressful industries and positions. Work environment, complexity of responsibilities, and insufficient work-life balance can contribute to levels of stress. But no matter what industry you’re in, you can […]

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Maximizing the power of your legal support staff

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According to the American Bar Association (ABA), “Rare is the law firm that fully leverages its paralegal team.” While law schools may provide attorneys with a solid legal education, many successful lawyers don’t have the faintest idea how to best utilize their support staff. When attorneys don’t consider their staff […]

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Being a good host: essentials for law office waiting rooms

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When a client enters the offices of a large law firm on the upper floor of a large downtown building and sees wall-to-wall cherry wood, uncomfortable-looking chairs, shelves of law books, and an empty reception desk staring back at them, they’re not likely to feel welcome or comfortable. Offered no […]

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Simple ways to start preparing for eFiling in your law office

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Originally published July 5, 2016. Updated October 25, 2016. The days of filing paper documents at courthouses in California are numbered. That’s because electronic court filing, the uploading, and submission of documents to a court in electronic form, is rapidly becoming the new standard. That’s because courts across California are clambering […]

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Simple changes to make your office space more inspiring

How office plants boost productivity

If you’re starting to feel that “Monday feeling” drag out for the entire week, then it may be time to re-evaluate your office environment. That’s because, according to research into workplace wellness and productivity, the most important factor in determining an employee’s ability to focus is their physical environment. While […]

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