Have you ever watched a skyscraper being built? It’s a fascinating process. Watching a building grow taller week after week can be almost exciting. But if you’re around at the beginning of it, you’d almost never realize what was about to happen. In fact, it’s downright boring. Clearing the land. A lot of trucks and […]
In almost every job or career—even the ones we love—there is usually some aspect of the job that we would rather not deal with, something that frustrates or annoys us. The same holds true with lawyers, even those who have their own firms. Fortunately, we can often find creative ways to mitigate those issues somewhat. […]
Building a successful law firm requires hard work and dedication—but so does building a successful family. One of the greatest challenges attorneys face, especially during their early years, is the struggle to balance a busy law career while raising young children. While the problem favors no gender, female attorneys often feel the sting of this […]
How often do we say to ourselves, “I wish I had more of _____,” or “If only we had ____.”? It doesn’t matter what you put in the blank. Every small to mid-sized law firm (every human!) feels the strain of limited resources from time to time, especially during the startup phase. At the end […]
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. —William Penn Have you ever heard an attorney complain about having too much spare time? (Other than sarcastically, I mean.) The overworked lawyer has become the accepted stereotype of the profession, to the point that if you’re not too busy, people wonder what you’re […]
“Growth is terrific, but good, sustainable growth is much better. It’s much harder to grow well than it is to just grow.” –Brian Hamilton, Sageworks (via Forbes) It’s the problem every attorney hopes to have: Your law firm is growing to the point that you’re running to catch up with it. New clients sign up […]
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