Law Firm Management


Curmudgeon's Perspective

The Lawyer Who Liked to “One-Up”

By | Aug.27.15 | No Comments

“I never seem to get it right enough with him,” Sara told me, as she expressed her frustrations about being on Terry’s case team. “He always has to do it better than me.” I nodded. Terry was an …Continue reading »


Enough — Or Too Much?

How Much Capital in Your Law Firm?

By | Jun.22.15 | No Comments

“How much capital should I have in my firm?” It’s a question I hear frequently from lawyers and business owners. It seems like a simple question, but the answer is rarely simple. The level of capital …Continue reading »


Curmudgeon's Perspective

A Matter of Trust: Can They Work as a Team?

By | Jun.09.15 | No Comments

“I don’t think this is going to work.” Judith slouched in the chair opposite my desk. “I mean, I don’t know if I can trust her.” I understood. One of our firm’s high-powered litigators, Judith was …Continue reading »


Practice Management

Sharing Bad News with the Office

By | Jun.04.15 | 1 Comment

No one likes to deliver bad news. But things happen, and when they do it’s important to let those around you know. In your law office, failing to share bad news at the appropriate time …Continue reading »


Give Your Client a Hand

Caring for Clients: When a Lawyer Isn’t Enough

By | Jun.02.15 | No Comments

Clients bring issues to you every day that aren’t, strictly speaking, legal issues. Maybe your business client needs a new accountant because the last one got her sued. Or your litigation client is so distraught …Continue reading »


Interview

Julie Tolek, Enterprising Lawyer

By | May.26.15 | No Comments

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 »


Ask the Experts

Best Way to Improve Your Law Firm’s Profitability?

By | Apr.29.15 | 1 Comment

Question: We’re all working hard to increase revenue from new business and reduce overall spending, but we just can’t seem to improve the bottom line. What is the best thing we can do to improve the …Continue reading »


Managing

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

By | Apr.21.15 | 6 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 »