Planning to Conquer the Real World of Private Practice- (UT)

Debra Bruce will be speaking at Planning to Conquer the Real World of Private Practice 2010
Presented by: The Law Practice Management Committee, State Bar of Texas on 4/16/2010 at 9:00 am at the University of Texas.

Social Media 101 for Lawyers

Debra will be speaking on April 15, 2010 at Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Topic: Social Meida 101 for Lawyers.

It’s Never Too Early to Raise Your Profile

Debra L. Bruce, JD, PCC.

In today’s fast-paced legal world, it is easy for young lawyers to convince themselves that they don’t have time to worry about networking, raising their profile and creating a personal brand. Have you ever said anything like this to yourself?

“It already takes Herculean effort to meet the billable hour requirements around here. I’m not going to waste my time giving away free advice or hanging out with a bunch of schmoozers.”

“I went to a smaller firm so I wouldn’t have to put on a game face. The partners here like my work, and that’s enough.”

“The point of going in-house was so I wouldn’t have to play politics and could have time for a life. I only need to keep my boss happy.”

“I’m just an associate. Clients aren’t going to come to me anyway, so why bother?

Why That’s Foolhardy

Even before the “Great Recession,” Read more «It’s Never Too Early to Raise Your Profile»

Fitting It All In: Efficient and Ethical Service to Clients

Technology keeps lawyers tethered to the office 24/7. Clients seem to expect instantaneous response time. How do lawyers serve their clients without sacrificing their health and sanity?
Debra L. Bruce, JD, PCC, President of Lawyer Coach LLC, will provide time mangagement tips for lawyers to the Law Practice Management Section of the Houston Bar Association. Non-members are welcome.

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 12:00pm–1:00 p.m.
Where: Law Offices of Dunn, Neal & Gerger LLP, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 400 (Lakes on Post Oak), Houston, Texas 77056
Cost: $10.00 (includes lunch – bring parking receipt for validation)

1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour ethics. 
To RSVP for the meeting and reserve a box lunch, please contact Scot Dixon at or 713.758.3373.

The Law Practice Management Section will also be electing officers and council members for 2010-11. For more information about serving in a leadership role please contact Jennifer Hasley at or 713.667.6900.

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