Category : Training

Get More Done with Focused Work versus Long Hours

Quality Over Quantity: Why Focused Work Beats Longer Hours

Sep 19, 2019

There’s no getting around it: Starting and running your own law firm is going to take hard work. A lot of it. Especially at the beginning, a standard “work day” for you may not look anything like the typical 9-to-5. That said, I would caution you that there’s a difference between focused hard work and […]

Why Many Lawyers Are Terrible Writers

Common Terrible Writing Habits Many Lawyers Develop–and How to Fix Them

Jul 5, 2019

As attorneys, we are trained to pay close attention to the letter of the law. We must analyze wording thoroughly and choose our own words meticulously when writing legal documents. While this practice helps make us better lawyers in general, if we’re not careful, it can also cause us to develop some bad writing habits […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why You Need Good Mentorship to Grow Your Law Firm

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentors to Grow Your Firm

May 16, 2019

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton   If you had the opportunity to ask most successful people in the world about the secret to […]

Words of Wisdom for Your Law Firm from Non-Lawyer Business Owners

Lessons for Entrepreneurial Lawyers from Other Successful Business Owners

Feb 28, 2019

As a business consultant for entrepreneurial lawyers, one mantra I constantly drill into my clients is that a law firm is first and foremost a business. The success of your law firm actually has very little to do with how good a lawyer you are. In fact, you can be the best attorney in your […]

Lessons You Can Learn from Bad Client Experiences

Learning from Your Worst Client Experiences in the Best Possible Way

Feb 7, 2019

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey   We’ve all had them. No matter how much we might love what we do, we can all usually think of one or two clients that made our job feel like a nightmare—far more trouble than they were worth. A bad experience with a client can steal […]

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Running a Law Firm with Young Children at Home: Tips and Considerations

Nov 4, 2018

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 to Leverage CLE for Greater Revenue for Your Law Firm

Increasing Revenue for the Firm: When CLE Is Probably NOT the Answer

Sep 20, 2018

When treated as a strategic tool, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) can definitely create a revenue boost for your law firm. However, there may be other problems restricting your cash flow that CLE will not solve—and deferring to it in those cases basically amounts to procrastination from dealing with the real problems plaguing your business. Let’s […]

How to Leverage CLE for Greater Revenue for Your Law Firm

Increasing Revenue for the Firm: When CLE Might Be the Answer

Sep 13, 2018

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is frequently a double-edged sword for attorneys. Some states require lawyers to take a certain number of CLE courses to keep their licensing current. In other cases, we need CLE if we want to focus on a particular concentration or to remain current. Even so, going back to school—even a little […]

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