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The Science Behind Gut Intuition when Running a Law Firm

When to Trust Your Gut Intuition When Growing Your Law Firm

Jun 7, 2019

No matter how experienced you may be, either in practicing law or running a business, you’re bound to find yourself in uncharted waters from time to time. You’ll face a difficult decision where it’s nearly impossible to predict the outcome of each options. Or you’ll be presented with an opportunity that looks good on the […]

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 […]

How to Market to Higher-Paying Clients for Your Law Firm

Aiming Higher: How to Market to Your Aspirational Clients

Apr 19, 2019

Every law firm—and for that matter, every business—can identify two basic types of clients. We have our bread-and-butter clients, the basic clients who help us keep the lights on month after month; and we have our aspirational clients, the higher-dollar clients we’d like to have more of. Most of us have plenty of bread-and-butter clients. […]

Advantages of Having a Hobby Outside Your Law Firm

Why You Need Hobbies or Interests Outside Your Law Firm

Apr 16, 2019

If you’re anything like me—in the right ways, I mean—your law firm is what gets you out of bed in the morning. I don’t mean the responsibility of it; I mean the passion of it. Great attorneys eat and breathe the practice of law. It’s in their blood. And when things are working smoothly, a […]

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 […]

Dos and Don’ts of Goal Setting for 2019

Establishing Goals for Your Law Firm in 2019: Goal-Setting Dos and Don’ts

Jan 24, 2019

As the new year comes upon us, one of the greatest gifts you can give your law firm is to establish some clear goals for 2019. A well-defined set of goals, according to Inc., gives you benchmarks to measure your success, helps you learn which actions help or hurt those goals, and gives your team […]

Learning from Your Worst Mistake in 2018

Identifying and Learning from Your Greatest Mistake in 2018

Jan 17, 2019

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” –Ralph Nader Just as we seek to capitalize on and replicate our successes, we have a duty to ourselves to learn and grow from our mistakes. Hopefully you’ve already identified your greatest triumph from the last year; now it’s time to move the opposite direction and try to […]

How to Identify the Ideal Client of Your Law Firm

Identifying Your Law Firm’s Ideal Client—Exercises to Try

Dec 27, 2018

In case you hadn’t already realized it by now, I’ll state the obvious: You can’t please everyone. Not every client is right for you. As a lawyer, you simply can’t be all things to all people, and the attorneys who try to do so will eventually crash and burn. Your key to success is not […]

How to Learn Your Strengths and Weaknesses as a Law Firm Entrepreneur

Identifying Your Entrepreneurial Strengths and Weaknesses—Exercises to Try

Dec 20, 2018

If you spend any time with me, including reading my books or this blog, you’ll hear the mantra repeated over and over: Your law firm is first and foremost a business, and you need to run it as such. That makes you more than just an attorney—you’re also taking on the role of an entrepreneur. […]

How to Generate More Attorney Referrals

Attorney Referrals: How to Get Other Lawyers Excited About Sending You Clients

Dec 13, 2018

Aside from implementing solid marketing and sales strategies—which you should already be doing—one of the most important ways to get new clients into your law firm is through attorney referrals. When another attorney in your network sends you a client, you’re starting out with two immediate advantages: The client is already looking for your services, […]

What to Do and What Not to Do with Legal Interns

Onboarding an Intern for Your Law Firm: Dos and Don’ts

Dec 6, 2018

One particular advantage of running your own law firm: You’ll never have a shortage of eager law school students offering to help out as legal interns. When you do it thoughtfully and correctly, onboarding an intern for your law firm is a win-win situation. You get access to fairly cheap labor for those menial tasks […]

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5 Things We’d Love to See Law Schools Start Teaching ASAP

Oct 20, 2018

“Boy, they sure didn’t teach me this in law school.” How often do we hear these words from the mouths of rookie lawyers? Like so many other professions, the difference between law school and the “real world” is almost like being on two different planets. Most law schools train their focus so heavily on the […]

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