Daily Dispatch


Ask the Experts

Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?

By | Mar.03.15 | No Comments

Question: Does anyone still refer to lawyer directories such as Martindale-Hubbell when looking for a lawyer? Should we still be considering inclusion in directories like these? Jim Jarrell: I’m my opinion: No. For what it’s worth, in …Continue reading »


Innovation

Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

By | Mar.02.15 | No Comments

It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is …Continue reading »



Attorney at Work Classic

20 Legal Marketing Maxims

By | Feb.26.15 | No Comments

Every lawyer wrestles with getting and keeping clients. It is quite normal to constantly wonder: “Where do I start?” “Are we spending enough on marketing … or spending too much on the wrong things?” “What are …Continue reading »


Ask the Experts

Can You Be a Better Boss?

By | Feb.25.15 | No Comments

Question: From a firm administrator’s perspective, what could a lawyer do to be a better boss? Sharon Abrahams: Lawyers are saddled with one of the most important jobs related to the supervision of their administrative staff: providing …Continue reading »


Companionate Love, Part Two

10 Strategies for Bringing More Love into the Law

By | Feb.24.15 | No Comments

Last week, Christy Cassisa introduced us to the concept of “companionate love” in the workplace. It’s a type of emotional culture in which relationships are based on warmth, caring and connection — and, as Christy …Continue reading »


Get to the Point

A Roman Walks Into a Bar

By | Feb.23.15 | No Comments

A Roman walks into a bar and tells the bartender, “I’d like a martinus.” The bartender says, “You mean a martini.” “No,” says the Roman, “I only want one.” English is a funny language — in …Continue reading »



Law Practice Management

Managing Risk: What If Your Assumptions Are Wrong?

By | Feb.19.15 | No Comments

Everyone makes assumptions. You might be surprised, though, at how many malpractice claims result merely from a lawyer working under a false assumption. Take the attorney who allows her workload to grow beyond a reasonable level — she …Continue reading »


Tax Time Tips

Essential Financial Management for Lawyer Entrepreneurs

By | Feb.18.15 | 1 Comment

If you are an attorney in your own firm, you have made the leap — you are an entrepreneur. You probably started your firm because you wanted that feeling of autonomy and control — you wanted to call …Continue reading »