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Best New Year Tip Contest – Win a $20.00 Starbucks Gift Certificate

Posted by pbsweeney on January 8, 2007

Some of us relish the turning of the year; the end of holiday and associated obligations and the end of “wait till after the holidays” laments and delays. Some of us dread returning to the problems that are still sitting around from last year.

So what’s the best way to start the year off? Take a running jump into the work and let everything sort itself out? What about a little review and revise? With the end of the old year fresh in our minds, why don’t we address some of our old or chronic complaints and see if this year might find us in a different place when the year runs out again.

Hamptons Legal says, what’s your best tip on starting off the work year fresh? What have you instituted in your practice that has solved a chronic problem or annoyance? Or what are you trying right now to make the year better? Win a $20.00 Starbucks gift certificate for sharing your tip with the rest of us! Post your tip in the comment section and Hamptons Legal Staff will select one winner to receive a $20.00 Starbucks gift certificate and three winners who will receive a $5.00 certificate for honorable mention. Be sure to provide an email address so we can get the prize to you! Contest closes January 18th, so enter now folks.


3 Responses to “Best New Year Tip Contest – Win a $20.00 Starbucks Gift Certificate”

  1. T Kern said

    My resolution this year is to cull and revise our current client contact list and use that as a reason to talk to all our old clients. At first I thought I would have administrative staff do it – you know, calling and getting the details or tracking down new info – but now I have associates do it. And we get their email addresses now too. I figure the associates can polish their client contact skills by having an oridinary conversation with no big agenda, and the client might just might say – “I’ve been meaning to call.” I figure an associate might more readily engage them in the actual matter than support staff might, and the client won’t get nervous about talking because we’re not in a billable meeting or telecon. I think it’s win-win. I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for the contest – can I get my coffee now? :)

  2. Paul Bugoni said

    For the real estate practitioners out there, always fax contracts of sale to your title agent; I had an agent who noticed a discrepancy between the number of apartments represented in the Contract of Sale and the actual number set forth in the C of O search that the buyer’s attorney missed; could have saved the buyer’s attorney from a malpractice claim.

    In addition, please be aware that affidavits of title cannot be signed by an attorney in fact; if you are going to use a POA please call the title company and ask them to send over their standard closing affidavits that can be executed by the principal prior to closing.

    Happy New Year!

  3. stephen grossman said

    When faced with a pile of phone messages..answer the most difficult one first…escellent for strerss relief

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