The Five Biggest Business Mistakes Lawyers MakeBy Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2011Article, Page 444Too many lawyers - especially new ones - undervalue their services. It's a short-sighted approach that can lead to big trouble, this lawyer argues.
To Tweet or Not to Tweet?By Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2011Article, Page 396Don't get Twitter? You're not alone. But lawyers are using it to reach out to fellow practitioners and communicate with the public.
Tweeting the lawBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2011Lawpulse, Page 382Lawyers, bar associations, courts, and others use Twitter to push out news, cases, job openings, and more.
Experience by AppointmentBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2011Article, Page 238Though there isn't much money in it, serving as appointed counsel is a way to gain invaluable courtroom experience and remind yourself why you went to law school in the first place.
Finding Your Way to in the CourthouseBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2011Article, Page 184How to learn those all-important unwritten rules of courthouse and courtroom practice that vary from circuit to circuit.
Hiring How-Tos, Firing FundamentalsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2011Article, Page 130Recruiting employees and letting them go are both fraught with legal pitfalls. Here's how you can help your clients and your own firm avoid HR missteps.
Selling OutBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2011Article, Page 20The 2010 update of Illinois' ethics rules make it easier to sell a law practice. But what about practical issues like valuation and transition planning? Seasoned solos offer advice.
Unbundling ExplainedBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2010Article, Page 512Limited scope or discrete task legal representation - aka "unbundling"- is a client- and lawyer-friendly idea whose time has come, proponents say.
Market yourself to existing clientsBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2010Lawpulse, Page 394Don't hide your lamp under a bushel, experts warn, or your clients may head for lawyers with better self-promotional skills.
Controlling Case Expenses: Lawyers’ Duty to ClientsBy Robert L. Fogel, Michael S. Young, and Katie M. KingMay 2010Article, Page 244A look at the trial lawyer's fiduciary and ethical responsibility to disclose, monitor, and control reimbursable case expenses incurred on behalf of clients.
Your (Mostly Free) Private InvestigatorBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010Article, Page 184An amazing amount of information about parties, witnesses, clients, businesses and more resides on the Internet. Here's how to find it.
You’re the Boss - Now What?By Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2010Article, Page 132Supervising employees, meeting a payroll - more things they didn't teach you in law school. Find out some of what you need to know.
Social networking 1.0By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2009Lawpulse, Page 278Despite the newfangled options, blogs and e-mail discussion groups are still excellent ways to connect with other lawyers.
Should You Use Fastcase and How?By Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2009Article, Page 178Whether you make it your primary online research tool or use it to supplement Westlaw or Lexis, Fastcase can save you money. Lots of it. Here’s how.
Lawyer LincolnBy Daniel W. Stowell and John A. LuptonFebruary 2009Article, Page 74A look at Abraham Lincoln's legal practice in antebellum Illinois.
Weathering the StormBy Karen ErgerFebruary 2009Column, Page 98Don't make bad economic times worse with bad management decisions.
1099s for deadbeat clients?By Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2009Lawpulse, Page 10 A law-office management expert puts forth the option of sending a nonpaying client a 1099 for the value of your services. Is it really OK to do so?