Category : Management

Biggest Law Firm Management Trends of the Past Decade (Part 1)

Dec 5, 2019

This December marks the end of the 2010s, which makes it a perfect time to take a quick look back at where we’ve been, as well as where we’re going. The advances of the past decade in particular have had a dramatic impact on how we practice law and how we serve our clients. Before […]

Making Your Law Office a Welcoming Space for Clients

Simple, Affordable Ways to Make Your Law Firm a Wonderful Place for Clients to Visit

Nov 21, 2019

When you rent and build out office space for your law firm, that office isn’t just for your employees—it’s also for your clients. Most of your initial consultations will likely be in-person meetings, and you want to make your offices feel as warm and inviting as possible for visitors. However, if you’re like most law […]

Tips for Dealing with Employee Distraction at Your Law Firm

Distracted Employees at Your Law Firm? Here’s How to Help Them Focus

Nov 18, 2019

Workplace distraction is the bane of the modern office—and chances are your law firm is no exception when it comes to distracted employees. According to a study by Udemy last year, 70 percent of employees claim they are regularly distracted in the workplace, and more than half of employees said they aren’t as productive at […]

How to Respond to Negative Online Reviews of Your Law Firm

Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with a Bad Online Review of Your Law Firm

Nov 14, 2019

The good thing about the Internet: You have instant access to a wealth of information at your fingertips. The bad thing about the Internet: People can say whatever they want, even if it’s untrue or unfair. Fact: If you stay in business long enough, sooner or later someone is going to post a bad review […]

Setting Aside Time for Deep Work for Your Law Firm

The Importance of Doing “Deep Work” for Your Law Firm

Oct 28, 2019

If you’ve never read Cal Newport’s book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, I highly recommend you take the time to do so. Newport defines “deep work” as “Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.” That’s a fancy way of saying […]

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 […]

Tips for Breaking out of Ruts with Your Law Firm

Stuck in a Rut with Your Law Firm? Some Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Sep 26, 2019

Have you ever been in a place with your law firm where nothing is particularly wrong, but something just doesn’t feel right? You’ve got a good client load, those clients are happy and paying on time, the office is running smoothly…so what’s missing? Welcome to the club. You’re officially in a rut with your law […]

Difference Between a Sellable Law Firm and Just Being Your Own Boss

Building a Sellable Law Firm (Versus a Glorified Job for Yourself)

Jul 25, 2019

Lawyers who start their own law firms generally take one of two approaches to doing so. With the first approach, the attorney seeks to build a law firm that is sellable, focusing on the overall success of the firm. With the second, the attorney basically starts the firm for the purpose of being his own […]

Navigating the Uncertainty of Running a Law Firm

Becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty in Your Law Firm

Jul 18, 2019

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but if you are running a law firm and you’re looking for a life of job security, you are in the wrong business. I’m not saying you can’t or won’t become wealthy. I’m simply saying if you’re going to succeed in this business, you must learn […]

How to Keep the Golden Rule in Your Law Firm

Applying the Golden Rule to Your Law Firm’s Marketing, Recruiting and Management Practices

Jun 27, 2019

“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you.” –Matt. 7:12, NASB   The Bible verse quoted above forms the basis for what we call the “Golden Rule.” Another way of wording it: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Considering how the legal profession has been […]

How to Nurture Millennials Who Work at Your Law Firm

Coaching Millennial Employees at Your Law Firm—New Rules for a New Generation

Jun 20, 2019

Whether intentional or not, the generation known as millennials (born between 1981-1996) have had an unfortunate stigma attached to them. Many employers typically presume that young adults in their 20s and early 30s today are soft, overly sensitive, unmotivated and entitled—a combination of helicopter parenting and the Great Recession. However, while this new generation definitely […]

How to Get Your Team to Buy In to New Procedures

How to Ensure People in Your Law Firm Actually USE Your Systems, Processes and Procedures

May 30, 2019

If you’ve tracked with me for any length of time, you know that one of the key strategies I promote for law firm growth is to automate as much as possible. Anything repetitive (read: mind-numbing) work that can be done automatically, set up a system and process so it can run in the background. There […]

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