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About Edward Poll

Edward Poll, J.D., M.B.A., CMC,has dedicated his career to helping others win. With over four decades of professional experience, Ed’s extensive background in business and law have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after experts in law practice management.

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The Right Kind of MCLE

Many lawyers feel they have neither an efficient nor an effective way to learn how to build a better practice that better serves clients. But there are resources available online, through community colleges and other universities.

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Achieving Civility Means Managing Relationships

We can stand forthright to advocate our client’s interest and position, yet still be civil. The law cannot be a profession unless we ourselves maintain professionalism.

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The Essential Security Tool You Never Want to Use

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates over 40% of businesses never reopen following a disaster, and at least 25% of the ones will close within 2 years. Before creating a plan, take four steps to build the framework that will make a plan possible.

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For Law Firms and Lawyers, Outsourcing is “In”

The successful law practice benefits from outsourcing work that doesn’t require the lawyer’s immediate skill and personal attention.

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The Phrase That Turns a “Profession” Into a “Business”

Law and business are not mutually exclusive.

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Authors, Not Books

I prefer to list authors rather than an individual book.

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Phone Calls. Return Them.

So few people return phone calls. This, still, is the number one complaint against attorneys that are filed with the State Bars across the country.  I find that my very prompt responses to attorneys who call me to inquire about my coaching and consulting services are surprised, sometimes even shocked, that I am so quick [&hellip

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Don’t Give In to Stress – Manage It

Take a deep breath and see the real problem as fear of the unknown. Fear creates indecision and stress by preventing action. These three actions are essential to beat stress.

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Teaching Young Lawyers the Concept of Ownership

The more a partner helps an associate undertake fundamental business development, apart from the work assigned to them, the more valuable a resource the associates will become.

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Who to Hire, Who to Keep

Using the steps and practices outlined in this post should make a hiring “do-over” unnecessary.

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