Law Firm Management


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 »


The Friday Five

Online Shopping? Five Security Tips

By | Dec.19.14 | No Comments

Even if your firm has a policy against it, there’s a chance that online shopping is happening in your office — especially during the height of the holidays. Why be concerned? For one, hackers are actively working …Continue reading »


Managing

Support Staff Makes Your Bacon

By | Dec.08.14 | 2 Comments

My wife is about a million times smarter than I am. (No … 100 billion.) For my money, that’s the recipe for a successful marriage. I’m a lawyer; she’s a legal assistant. We don’t work together, though — because that would …Continue reading »


Ask the Experts

Gender Bias: Time to Leave Your Law Firm?

By | Nov.20.14 | No Comments

Question: I’m a young female lawyer working in a midsize law firm. It’s fairly obvious that women are treated as second-class citizens around here. Are there ways that you have seen to effectively battle this …Continue reading »


2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced

By | Oct.23.14 | No Comments

InnovAction Awards were presented to law firm Higgs & Sons and the Legal OnRamp Fellowship at last week’s 2014 Futures Conference in Boston. The College of Law Practice Management presents InnovAction Awards to recognize lawyers, …Continue reading »