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How In-House Lawyers Can Say No to Taking on More Work

by Editors on February 11, 2016

say no to taking on more work photoIt’s not easy to say “no” in a busy law department or even if you are the only attorney working for an organization.  However, if you cannot do the work or do it efficiently, on-time and while fulfilling your other obligations, saying “no” is sometimes the best way to serve your client.  An article at the Harvard Business Review has a number of suggestions on how you can say “no” while managing potential repercussions and downsides:

“Sometimes you have too much on your plate or you’re just not interested in taking on a project you’ve been asked to work on. You might not have a choice in the matter, but if you do, how do you turn down the opportunity in a way that won’t offend the person offering? How can you avoid being labeled “not a team player” or “difficult to work with”?”

Read: How to Say No to Taking on More Work at the Harvard Business Review

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