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The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read

You can't get any higher than supreme. So when the public gets a glimpse into the inner workings of the Supreme Court, it's a big deal.

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Three Grammar Rules to Forget (Because They’re Wrong)

Remember those grammar rules you learned back in grade school? It's time to forget them.

How to Prepare for Oral Argument

The key to better oral argument is to get away from your outline and use a more "modular" approach when preparing.

Write Better Legal Documents with an Editing Checklist

Your first draft is never perfect. Better your writing and arguments with an editorial checklist.

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What Every Lawyer Should Know about Practicing Law in the Digital Age.

Metrics that Matter to Small Law Firms

How to Calculate Client Acquisition Cost

KPIs are quantifiable values that show how well a firm is doing, but most small law firms don't take advantage of using them. Here's how to assess your client acquisition cost.

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Podcast #112: How to Ditch Your Computer and Work from Your Phone, with Chad Burton

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Curo Legal founder Chad Burton explains how (and why) he ditched his computer for an iPad Pro, and then ditched his iPad Pro for his iPhone.

Authenticity as a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Taking time to share details of your personal life can serve as a marketing strategy and help you make connections to clients and potential clients.

Metrics that Matter to Small Law Firms

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How to Calculate Your New Business Pipeline

A KPI is a quantifiable value which shows how well a firm is achieving its key objectives, but most small law firms don't take advantage of using them. Here's how to implement a sales pipeline approach for your firm so you can estimate your future work.

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How I Lost My Laptop Full of Client Data and Barely Broke a Sweat