Starting a Law Practice

The Dangers of Dabbling

A large number of malpractice claims arise from lawyers taking on matters for which they lack experience or knowledge. Here are some things to know about dabbling, with a focus on three practice areas: immigration, bankruptcy and collections, and real estate.

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Afraid to Take Time Off?

A good work-life balance can make you a better lawyer. Whether you are thinking about reduced hours, working from home, taking sabbaticals, or just leaving work at the office on weekends, it may be worth it if it helps you do your job better and serve your clients more effectively.

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Beware of Raising Clients’ Expectations of Your Availability

Just because technology makes it possible to communicate 24-7 doesn’t mean you should be available 24-7. Although it is important that lawyers be responsive to clients and keep them informed, it is equally important to set the ground rules for communicating early on to avoid giving clients unrealistic expectations.

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10 Tips to Unbundle Legal Services

Offering unbundled legal services can help attract clients who might be unable or unwilling to pay for legal services in tough economic times, but there are risks. Here are 10 best-practices tips when taking on limited scope representation.

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Lawyers Can Get Scammed, Too

Some lawyers have fallen victim to recent email scams. Don’t be the next victim. Learn the warning signs of fraud, practice a healthy skepticism, and verify who you’re dealing with. When in doubt, don’t reply!

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Lawyers Managing Stress and Anxiety

Stressors and the anxiety they can cause are an inevitable part of the practice of law. Wisconsin lawyers offer some tips for countering the pressures of practice: stop, think, ask for help, and take care of yourself.

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