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FREE Contract Drafting boot camp

Contract drafting is the number one skill required by lawyers for performing any commercial work.  Irrespective of whether you choose litigation, in-house counsel job or end up working in a law firm this skill is going to be indispensable for your role.  As a law student, law of contracts is one of the first subjects …

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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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What are gateway services and how can independent practitioners use them to onboard new clients faster?

One of the biggest problems that any young lawyer faces while starting up is getting their first client or initial clientele.  For instance, you may get a breakthrough when a client for whom you have done simple trademark registration work, comes back to you for a litigation case and you can successfully defend their claim …

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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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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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5 unconventional skills outside LLB syllabus that any independent practitioner or small law firm owner must learn to survive

What are the skills that an independent practitioner must learn?  You are not merely responsible for performing the tasks that your senior delegated to you, or for ensuring that you deliver a great quality of service to the clients of your senior or law firm.  As an independent practitioner, or someone who builds a small …