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Down economy creates options for small firm hiring

With no apparent end to the economic downturn in sight, large law firms have been instituting hiring freezes or laying off associates. But the result for small law firms may be an increase in flexibility when it comes to hiring new attorneys, some small firm lawyers and practice management consultants say.

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Flying solo in a downturn

Dayanna Moreno and Wendy Andre both planned to open their own legal practices. They just didn't know the economy would be in the tank when they did it. But the two women - each of whom recently opened a solo law firm in Massachusetts - see the recession as just one more challenge.

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Stay close to your clients in these troubled times

Columnist Tom Kane recommends that law firms focus their marketing and business development efforts primarily on existing clients. Accordingly, it is vital for firms to build strong client relationships by providing the best possible client service.

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Bankruptcy attorneys in demand

Amidst the current economic downturn, bankruptcy attorneys are in greater need even as many practice areas are suffering, according to a new survey conducted by Robert Half Legal.

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