Articles on Practice Tips

Co-Editor’s Quarterly Column: Using MS Outlook By Todd Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2022 Practical tips for using MS Outlook.
Top Five Ways to Improve Productivity in the New Year By Kayla M. Hickey Young Lawyers Division, February 2022 Tips and tricks for improving productivity.
How to Leverage Social Media to Attract, Engage, and Keep Potential Clients By Stephanie Donat Young Lawyers Division, November 2021 Tips for creating an effective social media strategy to attract potential clients and keep them coming back.
A Client-Centered Approach to Client Intakes and Initial Interviews By Samantha A. Bobor Young Lawyers Division, October 2021 Although every client intake will be different because every client is different, using a client-centered approach can help make a good first impression.
Discovery Depositions: Preparation & Execution By Thomas M. Connelly Young Lawyers Division, October 2021 It is crucial that lawyers are properly prepared for depositions so that they can execute their line of questioning and develop their case in a favorable manner.
Practical Tips for Practicing in Will County By Karen VanderMeer Young Lawyers Division, October 2021 Tips for practicing law in Will County.
Practice Tip Real Estate Law, October 2021 A brief summary of In Re Marriage of Andres, an appellate case involving the granting of attorneys' fees.
How and When to Say No to a Client or Potential Client By Christine Hunt Young Lawyers Division, September 2021 Attorneys, especially new attorneys, can be afraid to say no to a client or a potential client, but it’s an essential skill to learn.
How to Manage Client Expectations By Judith Conway Young Lawyers Division, September 2021 Advice for managing client expectations.
Eight Common Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Next Appellate Brief By Phillip G. Palmer, Jr. Young Lawyers Division, April 2021 Common mistakes to avoid when drafting appellate court briefs.
Preparing for Adverse Fact Witness Depositions By Bruno R. Marasso Young Lawyers Division, April 2021 A four-step framework to help new attorneys prepare for depositions.
Practice Tip Real Estate Law, March 2021 As soon as attorneys are contacted by clients to discuss estate planning, copies of the deeds to the clients' real properties should be obtained and reviewed.
Practice Tip Real Estate Law, January 2021 A practice tip for real estate law practitioners.
Practice Tip Real Estate Law, December 2020 A practice tip for real estate and estate planning attorneys who use non-statutory power of attorney forms.
Dos and Don’ts for Your (or Your Client’s) Next Employee Handbook By Samantha A. Bobor Young Lawyers Division, November 2020 A helpful list of tips for creating or updating your next employee handbook.
Practice Tip Real Estate Law, November 2020 A practice tip for a breach of contract in a real estate case.
Practice Tips Real Estate Law, October 2020 Two practice tips for real estate practitioners.
10 Tech Tips Every Lawyer Should Know By Christine Hunt Young Lawyers Division, March 2020 An outline of ten tips, tricks, and products to help lawyers practice more efficiently.
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Solo practice tips to remember By Letisha Luecking Orlet Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2017 Eight common-sense tips to help you be a better and more successful lawyer.
Judge Wayne Andersen shares practice tips with government attorneys By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, June 2009 On December 2, 2008, the Office of the Attorney General was honored to have the Honorable Wayne Andersen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois speak as part of the Office’s Distinguished Speakers Program.

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