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This decade has just 1 more month left

2020 has 1 more month left. The last month of the last year of the decade. What will you do with this 1 month? Can this be the launchpad for an amazing decade for you? 1 month is enough to turn your life around, if you put in the 10x efforts needed. Let me tell …

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10 admin and procedural skills to learn to be a successful US paralegal from India

We will continue with our discussions around how to succeed as a freelance paralegal doing work for US clients while being in India. We already talked about global trends in IP law and new opportunities arising for lawyers, Part 1 and Part 2.  Here we talked about 3 kinds of clients with the most amount …

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Most common objections that independent practitioners face from their clients and how to handle them

What are the most common objections that a new client has while working with an independent lawyer? How can you deal with such objections effectively, maintain your pricing and secure the client’s mandate? Here are the most common objections of clients received from potential clients, with the implications for your practice, as you hear the …

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Blockchain Legal Career

How blockchain is set to transform a lawyer’s world

Unless one has slept through the past two decades, it is unlikely to not have come across the term ‘blockchain’. Primarily known for powering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium, the World Economic Forum promises that this new contraption is “pulling us into a new era of openness, decentralisation and global inclusion”.  It features among the …

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How you are sabotaging your practice and why you fail to retain new clients

Over the past few days, I have been writing about how the legal services market has changed in the last 20 years, and 5 unconventional skill-sets that independent practitioners must develop to survive.  Today, I will discuss 5 most common beliefs that are self-sabotaging and prevent us from generating or retaining new clients. #1 – …

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Independent legal practice Legal Career

How and when to move from a law firm or an in-house counsel job to independent practice

Most common queries, answered What is the right time to shift to independent practice if I am working in a law firm or as an in-house counsel, or as a junior to a senior litigator? What are the advantages of having worked earlier in a law firm or a company that I can leverage for …