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Diversify or Die: How Adding Ancillary Businesses Can Get Your Firm Through Tough Times

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Stand and Deliver: Tips on Trying Your First Case

Thinking on your feet means being on your feet and doing your prep work, say seasoned litigators on this month’s podcast. Standing to address the courtroom may feel awkward, but juries feel it shows respect. Hear more trial tips and tricks they shared with ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward.

Jerks at Work: How to Deal with Difficult Colleagues

If you work with bullies, backstabbers and queen (or king) bees, work can make you crazy. But it doesn’t have to, and employees might find the best solutions by first looking at themselves, say employment experts. Here them share their thoughts with ABA Journal podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward.

How to Craft a Resume That Recruiters Will Love

Never include your head shot or hobbies in a resume, but do mention your GPA, providing it's a good one. What else should you include? Hear veteran legal recruiters discuss their likes and dislikes with ABA Journal podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward in this month's podcast.

Show Me the Money: Helping Clients Find and Protect Assets in a Divorce

A client can try to preserve his or her assets during a divorce, but if the judge sees actions more along the lines of hiding money, the court will likely take more. Matrimonial lawyers Ira Friedman and Randall M. Kessler discuss this and other battle stories with ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward.

Hanging a Shingle: How to Start Your Own Law Practice

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Santa or Scrooge: How Do BigLaw Firms Determine Associate Bonuses?

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McElhaney Reveals the Real-Life Influences Behind Character of ‘Angus’

Jim McElhaney’s 25-year run as Litigation columnist for the ABA Journal will come to a close next fall. During those years, McElhaney’s straightforward advice on trial practice became one of the most popular features in the magazine. In this podcast, ABA Journal editor James Podgers talks with McElhaney about his popular column, and how he developed the character of Angus.

Sealing the Deal: How to Negotiate Fee Agreements

You’ve identified a target client, made a good connection, and they say they want to hire you. But no fee agreement has been signed yet. ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward discusses ways to ethically seal the deal, with lawyers from a variety of practice areas.

SCOTUSblog Founder on How to Start Your Own Appellate Practice

Have you ever dreamed of opening your own appellate practice? The 2011 U.S. Supreme Court term opens Oct. 3, and along with the government lawyers and big firm attorneys, many solo and small firm practitioners will be entering the doors at 1 First St. ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward talks with two lawyers about how and why they built their own appellate practices.

How Can Attorneys Use Google+ to Generate Business?

Just when you mastered Twitter and Facebook, Google+ joins the mix. ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward talks with lawyers and a social media expert about the free marketing opportunities the new site offers, and the tradeoffs for privacy concerns.

Obama’s Book Agent On How Lawyers Can Get Published

Great books often come from incredible experiences, and many lawyers have more than a few. But don’t get your hopes up, says noted lawyer and literary representative Robert Barnett. With those experiences must come great story-telling skills, and a determination to shape the idea into a manuscript. In a podcast moderated by Stephanie Francis Ward, he discusses options for literary-dreaming lawyers with Jonathan Karp and Hillel Italie.

Shy Lawyer’s Guide to Becoming a Rainmaker

Some people are talented lawyers, but find hiding out in a hotel room more appealing than attending a convention cocktail party, especially if they don’t know anyone there. If you’re in private practice--or want to be--such fears need to be conquered. ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward talks with guests about how lawyers can overcome their business development anxieties, and discover that they’re much better at networking than they think.

Landing a Dream Job in a Down Market

Since the job market is bad to begin with, some young lawyers are tossing aside the notion of playing it safe, and pursuing dream attorney jobs. Career counselors caution recent graduates to keep their options open, but some who recently sought and obtained jobs that truly piqued their interests say that they have no regrets. ABA moderator Stephanie Frances Ward speaks with two recent grads and a career counselor.

Big Sky Country to the Heartland: Teachers Get Kids to Care About Civics Despite Political Taboos

You can probably name all 9 Supreme Court justices. But most people can't even name one. How can we change this for the younger generation? ABA Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward spoke with educators and experts about why civics ed matters in a constitutional democracy and how some young folks are already putting their lessons into action.

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