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  • Treat Clients' Money As If It Were Your Own

    Treat Clients' Money As If It Were Your Own

    Think about the cost of pleadings and depositions. Avoid unnecessary hand deliveries, overnight mail, etc. and only authorize work and expenses that have a demonstrable benefit to the client.

    So Jaburg Wilk has a unique cultural, as do all businesses. But the difference is that we have captured the essence of our firm in The JW Way. These are the foundation of our business and inform how we operate, including how … Read More

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  • Who Pays for Mediation?

    Who Pays for Mediation?

    When parties are unwilling or unable to resolve a dispute, a viable option for resolution is mediation. Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party known as the mediator. A mediator helps parties reach resolution. Mediation is usually a voluntary process, although sometimes it may be required by the court. Who is responsible for paying for the mediation? Experienced mediator and litigation … Read More

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  • Deliver Outstanding Legal Advice

    Deliver Outstanding Legal Advice

    I am proud of many of the values and behaviors that define the JW culture, but I’m most proud of our focus on delivering great legal service and advice in a cost efficient manner. This goes to the very core of what clients want from their attorney and the heart of our deliverables to our clients. We employ numerous other JW Way Fundamentals to achieve success with this Fundamental.  In fact, in going … Read More

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  • Have Fun, That is an Order!

    Have Fun, That is an Order!

    "Have fun, it won’t hurt, I promise." - C. Cole Crabtree

    We all know you can’t force someone to have fun at work.  “And having fun at work isn’t always appropriate, and it certainly doesn’t jive with everyone’s work style.  But what you can do is give employees the chance to learn how to have fun effectively.” -Shana Lebowitz,  My Office is Awesome: Why … Read More

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  • You Must Take Action to Expand Your Network and Control Your Destiny

    You Must Take Action to Expand Your Network and Control Your Destiny

    So my question to you is are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? No, you are not a vegetable or a piece of fruit, but you either are taking action to improve yourself and your business or you are not. The difference is like that between talk and action. Knowing what to do and doing it are not the same. 

    You also need to think about whether whatever your doing is achieving your desired results. If not, … Read More

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  • You Must Have Substance Because Reputation Matters in the Long-Run

    You Must Have Substance Because Reputation Matters in the Long-Run

    You might be able to baffle people with you know what initially, but it won't last if you are all flash and no substance.  If you make a sale by saying the right things, but don't have the employees or equipment to correctly and timely get the job done, it will be the last time you work for that customer, or anyone that customer tells of your failure. You likely will lose business you will never know you lost. … Read More

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  • What Have You Done to Improve Yourself?

    What Have You Done to Improve Yourself?

    JW Way #17 - Be relentless about continuous improvement.

    Be a “lifetime learner.”  Continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally.  Never stop improving your legal, technical and personal skills.  Excellence is a journey, not a destination.

    This fundamental encourages us to become better at our jobs, better in our community, and indeed better people.  Like … Read More

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  • What Will be Done Eventually Should be Done Immediately. Organize Yourself!

    What Will be Done Eventually Should be Done Immediately. Organize Yourself!

    Don’t be a sloth! Delay rarely helps in any situation. We know disorganization leads to disaster. It not only can make you late on your commitments, it can adversely affect your business and personal life.

    We live in a “what have you done for me lately” world that demands that expectations not just to be met, but exceeded. You can do this by setting expectations you know you can meet and … Read More

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  • Respect the Need to Balance Professional Independence and Firm Consistency

    Respect the Need to Balance Professional Independence and Firm Consistency

    JW Way #14 – Respect the need to balance professional independence and firm consistency.

    While we’ve all developed our own ways to be successful, it’s also important for us to maintain firm consistency in many areas, and to follow firm policies for the best interests of the organization as a whole.

     Applying generalized descriptions to any one group of individuals, whether it is as a … Read More

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  • Practice Blameless Problem Solving

    Practice Blameless Problem Solving

    JW Way #12 - Practice blameless problem solving.

    Blame has no place in our firm. Fix errors by focusing on solutions, not assessing blame.  Learn from mistakes and use that knowledge to improve our processes.  Without mistakes, there is no learning.

    I believe maturity (intellectual and emotional) is key to successfully practicing blameless problem solving. But let's begin with a simple, immature " … Read More

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