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Frequently Asked Questions for Law Firms about Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQ for Law Firms (Part 4)

Apr 23, 2020

As we conclude our series of posts about commonly asked questions regarding law firms and Coronavirus, let’s explore a couple of simpler topics.   How Should I Change My Messaging Toward My Clients During this Time? Admittedly, this is not “business as usual” for any of us. Failing to acknowledge the so-called elephant in the […]

Frequently Asked Questions for Law Firms about Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQ for Law Firms (Part 3)

Apr 16, 2020

Let’s address another pressing question attorneys may have about helping their law firms weather the Coronavirus pandemic.   What Can I Do to Keep My Firm Afloat if I Start Losing Clients? Aside from the fear of getting deathly ill, this is probably one of the biggest concerns law firm owners may be facing right […]

Frequently Asked Questions for Law Firms about Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQ for Law Firms (Part 2)

Apr 9, 2020

Let’s continue addressing some of the more common questions attorneys may have about how the Coronavirus pandemic may affect their firms.   How Can I Separate Work from Family While Working from Home? No doubt this can be a challenge for lawyers. When you’re home, chances are your family is used to having access to […]

Frequently Asked Questions for Law Firms about Coronavirus

Coronavirus FAQ for Law Firms (Part 1)

Apr 2, 2020

There can be no denying that we live in an unprecedented time. Between the fast spread of a highly contagious and potentially dangerous virus, the millions of people thrown out of work, businesses shuttering, stay-at-home orders, and the general fear of getting sick, the current situation is mind-boggling, to say the least. What will the […]

Signs that Building a Law Firm Is Not for You

Key Indicators that You Should NOT Be Building a Law Firm

Oct 24, 2019

Not to be a Negative Nancy here (er, Bummer Bob?)…but let’s share a difficult truth: Building a law firm isn’t for everyone. Furthermore, that’s okay. Not every attorney has to own their own firm, nor should every attorney feel pressured to do so. Building one’s own firm offers unique advantages, to be sure—but if entrepreneurship […]

How Black Swan Events Can Upend Plans to Start Your Law Firm

Black Swan Events Part 2: Preparing for the Unexpected

Oct 14, 2019

We previously discussed “black swan events”—highly disruptive events that are unpredictable before they happen—and how such events might throw your law firm plans into jeopardy. What, if anything, can you do to prepare for a black swan event so it doesn’t kill your dream if/when it happens?   Preparing for the Unexpected   The obvious […]

How Black Swan Events Can Upend Plans to Start Your Law Firm

Black Swan Events Part 1: How a Black Swan Event Can Upend Your Law Firm

Oct 10, 2019

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”—Robert Burns, ‘To a Mouse’ Every so often, some cataclysmic event reminds us that we live in a world of endless variables and unpredictability. No matter how well you plan for your law firm, no matter how much you prepare, there’s always a chance something […]

Building Authority as a Legal Thought Leader in Your Field

Ways to Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader in the Legal Community

Jun 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered why some legal minds seem to have more clout with the public than others? Have you ever felt yourself getting annoyed at or jealous of some other attorney being viewed as a thought leader in your field when you feel you’re actually more qualified? I’m about to let you in on […]

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It’s Crazy That Lawyers Brag About How Hard They Work

Aug 22, 2018

When you run into a colleague at a conference or networking event, how does the chit-chat generally go? Typically, it follows this basic pattern: “How are you doing?” “Super busy. You?” “Busy.” It’s not a myth. As the Chicago Tribune notes, the median work week for a lawyer is 50 hours, but over 40 percent […]

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The Skill of Chewing Glass: What Entrepreneurial Lawyers Can Learn

Mar 1, 2018

A friend of mine said running a start-up is like chewing glass and staring into the abyss. After a while, you stop staring, but the glass chewing never ends. —Elon Musk   This quote from noted entrepreneur (and forward-thinker) Elon Musk is worth “chewing on” in its own right. Essentially, the analogy refers to how […]

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Goals for 2018: Myths and Realities of New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 25, 2018

Let’s take an informal poll: How many readers dread the idea of making New Year’s resolutions? (Hands go up all over the Internet.) Why do you suppose that something intended to be positive has such a negative connotation for so many of us? Perhaps we know instinctively what the science confirms: The vast majority of […]

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2017 Year-End Review: Celebrating Your Successes

Jan 18, 2018

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. —Kristin Armstrong As you continue to take a look back at 2017, hopefully by now you have reflected on things that went wrong in your law firm and what you can learn from them. Before we […]

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