Law Firm Management


Hidden Expenses

True Cost of an Employee

By | Oct.13.14 | 3 Comments

If you ask the head of most any law firm about the compensation for a given employee, you’ll likely hear something like “$15 an hour” or “$50,000 a year.” Of course the [...]

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Hiring

Using Social Media to Find Better Job Candidates

By | Sep.15.14 | 3 Comments

Whether you consider yourself "social media-savvy" or not, your prospective employees likely are. The days of placing want ads in the local paper are long gone. Certainly, you can [...]

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Tempted by a Personal Injury Case?

By | Sep.11.14 | 2 Comments

I’m always cautioning lawyers about the hazards of dabbling, reminding them that there really is no such thing as a "simple" will or contract. It's not that I want them to avoid[...]

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Back to Basics

How to Get the Fee You Deserve

By | Aug.29.14 | No Comments

It happens to every lawyer — although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t a[...]

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Ask the Experts

How to Welcome a Lateral Attorney

By | Jul.29.14 | 1 Comment

Question: A partner from a local firm is joining our practice in a few weeks. It's been several years since we hired a senior lateral attorney, and, honestly, it didn't go so well [...]

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RETURN ON INVESTMENT

What to Expect of Your Marketing Campaign

By | Jul.09.14 | No Comments

Today we have a treat from one of our favorite marketing mavens: An excerpt from Bruce Marcus' book “Professional Services Marketing 3.0,” with a reality check before you laun[...]

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