Category : Management

How Your Law Firm Should Prepare for Coronavirus (Part 1)

Your Law Firm, Coronavirus and Preparing for Disruption (Part 2)

Mar 12, 2020

As we continue to watch the rapidly evolving situation regarding the worldwide spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we must remember that knowledge is power, and preparation is always better than panic. We’ve talked about the importance of knowing the facts about the disease and the best ways to keep yourself, your family and your […]

How Your Law Firm Should Prepare for Coronavirus (Part 1)

Your Law Firm, Coronavirus and Preparing for Disruption (Part 1)

Mar 5, 2020

As news of the rapidly spreading Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) sparks concern and even panic around the world, we’re already seeing major ripple effects through almost every sector of society. The stock market has gone on a roller coaster ride, grocery store shelves are emptying, and hand sanitizers and face masks have become major commodities—all in […]

frustrations in your law firm

How to Use Your Biggest Frustrations to Your Advantage in Your Law Firm

Feb 27, 2020

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” –overused trite saying Yes, I went there. In running our law firms, we all have points of frustration—“pet peeves” or repeated annoying occurrences that feel to us like fingernails running across a chalkboard. Maybe it’s an associate who repeatedly drops the ball. Perhaps it’s a client who pays […]

How to Best Utilize Social Media for Your Law Firm in 2020

The “New Rules” of Social Media in 2020

Feb 20, 2020

If it were possible to take a snapshot of the entire social media landscape once every six months, chances are you wouldn’t recognize you were looking at the same thing from picture to picture. Social media is very dynamic and fluid, and it seems like just when we get the hang of how to use […]

How to Hire the Right People and Build Your Team

The Right People Doing the Right Things: Creative Team Building for Your Law Firm

Jan 30, 2020

When you run your own law firm, you’re not just the “lead attorney” or “chief partner”—you’re also the owner of the business, the one who sets the tone and direction of the firm. Naturally, you have your own ideas and agenda for what needs to be done, and at some point, you’re going to build […]

law firm management trends

Biggest Law Firm Management Trends of the Past Decade (Part 2)

Dec 12, 2019

Running a law firm looks quite a bit different now than it did ten years ago. As the decade comes to a close, let’s continue our discussion on some of the most notable law firm management trends from the 2010s so we can have context going into the next decade.   A Data-Driven Approach Access […]

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 […]

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