Law Firm Management


Managing

Fly Like an Eagle: Manage Your Law Firm Like Frey and Henley

By | Apr.21.15 | 4 Comments

The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” is the third best-selling album of all time. The Eagles also kind of suck. Don’t believe me? Listen to “Disco …Continue reading »


Interview

Enterprising Lawyers: Avenue4′s Janine Goodman and Marc Lindsey

By | Apr.08.15 | 1 Comment

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do, they have ample …Continue reading »


A Curmudgeon's Perspective

When You Find Yourself in a Hole

By | Mar.26.15 | 3 Comments

Editor’s Note: Catch up on all the crankiness in the “Curmudgeon’s Perspective” archives here. “I don’t know what to do!” he cried. “Now we’re forming committees to make decisions.” I had listened to his travails for the last year …Continue reading »


Are You Really Insured?

Protect Your Law Firm from Loss Exposure

By | Mar.10.15 | No Comments

Pat yourself on the back. You bought legal malpractice insurance, known as Errors and Omissions coverage, to protect yourself and your clients. So, your firm, your clients, you and your family are secure, now, right? Not …Continue reading »


Managing

Future Perfect: Staged Business Planning for Law Firms

By | Mar.05.15 | No Comments

This is probably wishful thinking, but wouldn’t it be nice if every solo practitioner and small law firm had a business plan? I mean, mostly nice for them. Probably not for their competitors … or for …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 »


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 »


Play to Win

Marketing Where You Are: Build on a Passion

By | Feb.16.15 | No Comments

At a recent Marketing Partner Forum, organizers presented the results of a Thompson Reuters survey of law firm marketers. Two points in particular jumped out at me: (1) The “most-important initiative” for the law firms …Continue reading »


Business Development

Three Ways Podcasting Grew My Niche Practice

By | Feb.04.15 | No Comments

My practice focuses on franchise and entrepreneur law. A little over a year ago, I launched Franchise Euphoria, an educational podcast about franchising and business. Truth be told, the No. 1 reason I started it was to help …Continue reading »


Talking Back, Part Three

How to Give Feedback

By | Jan.13.15 | No Comments

The staff evaluation form lands on your desk, with instructions to return it within a week. It’s time for the dreaded annual performance review. And it’s dreaded not just by those being reviewed. If you are …Continue reading »