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Unless your firm hasn't done any hiring in the last decade, you've probably noticed that the Millennial Shift has happened.

We've hit that point where Millennials are now entering leadership positions at all levels in great numbers, and with that, more law firm employers need to be mindful of shifting their policies and practices to be more in tune with what the generation's top talent really wants, and no, it's not foosball, nor ping-pong, though both are delightful pastimes. Below, you can get a few tips to keep and attract top Millennial talent.

How to Future-Proof Your Law Firm

If there is a future for the law, lawyers may not be around to enjoy it.

Technology is quickly turning them into dinosaurs. Smart robots are taking their jobs, and doing it a lot faster.

That's why attorneys need to future-proof their law practice. If they go extinct, at least their robots can keep billing.

What to Do When It Is Too Cold to Practice Law?

What is a lawyer to do when it is too cold outside?

This is not a lawyer joke. The polar vortex has closed courthouses across the Midwest, where temperatures have plunged below freezing.

It was so cold outside that people saw one lawyer putting his hands in his own pockets. OK, so that is a joke.

For those lawyers that work from home, and must share their home with a spouse, significant other, children, roommates, or even four-legged friends, laying down some house rules for when you're lawyering from home is advisable.

Consider rules like: Residents shall not scream during business hours. Or: All dogs must remain outside during telephonic court appearances. These just seem reasonable.

Below, you can get a few tips on how to craft your own house rules to make sure your working from home doesn't reflect poorly on you as a lawyer.

Whether you're managing a solo practice or have a few or more lawyers below you, sometimes you just need to get some help. After all, what you don't know can certainly end up hurting you.

And even though half the time the advice you find online might not be custom cut to fit for your particular law practice, often enough, it can get you thinking about what you need to do to better manage your own practice. To that end, below you'll find seven of our best tips for managing your practice.

If you're not scrounging to make up some missed billables, the end of the year and start of the new year often brings with them a massive slow down. It's just that time of year when the world simply isn't as litigious.

So if you have time, you might want to consider doing some of the annual housekeeping or other tasks that often fall by the wayside. Below, you can get a few ideas if you're list has been fully crossed off, or needs to be added to, or just further procrastinated.

There's very little doubt or disagreement among anyone that works for a living that there are too few hours in the day.

However, rather than doing the impossible and adding more hours into the day, the brilliant minds over at the Harvard Business Review are recommending cutting back the workday from eight hours to just six (and no, they are not adding a sixth day to the workweek). And while this solution seems a bit far fetched for lawyers that work off a billable hour basis, based on their research, it might just work.

Why You Should Use Calendaring Software for Court Deadlines

Why should you use calendaring software to meet court deadlines? One word: malpractice.

Here are a couple more: insurance rates. Here's a whole phrase: peace of mind. However you want to say it, it should go without saying.

A calendaring system can save your professional life. Here are more reasons to use calendaring software for court deadlines:

When it comes right down to it, sometimes you don't want every attorney at the firm on your cases. But, at small firms, it may be difficult to exclude the other attorneys, especially when an interesting or lucrative case comes through the door.

However, below, you can read a few tips on how to do so without causing any hurt feelings or reputational slights.

If you've never had to handle over 20 or 50 or 100 cases at the same time, you might be blissfully unaware of some of the best resources available for solo practitioners trying to maintain heavy caseloads.

But those busy and overworked practitioners know, it's impossible to do it all alone, and you shouldn't ever play the "solo card" if you expect to have a good reputation (or win, because it doesn't work). Truth be told, even if you only have a couple cases on your plate, the resources below can be critical to have lined up to handle the varied pace of your practice, or in case of emergency.