Money


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

Addressing Pricing Questions

By | Jan.27.15 | 1 Comment

Despite all the talk about alternative fees, many lawyers still bill on an hourly basis for some, if not most, of their work. Even those who use project pricing, flat fees or fixed fees still …Continue reading »


The Billable Hour

Capture More Billable Time and Stress Less

By | Jan.19.15 | 1 Comment

Filling out a daily timesheet or inputting time into your firm’s billing software can certainly be aggravating, even stressful. The annoying timer. The big blank timesheet. The blinking cursor on the computer screen that greets you every morning. It …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Your Fees

By | Jan.09.15 | 2 Comments

As part of your law firm’s strategy, you want (ideally) to align your pricing methods, metrics and communications with your clients’ value proposition. That, of course, is easier said than done. Most firms struggle to achieve the …Continue reading »


YEAR-END STATUS CHECK

Holy Crap! Is That All the Money I’m Making This Year?

By | Oct.22.14 | No Comments

The year’s end is right around the corner, along with the holiday season. So, what do you really want for a holiday gift? How about getting paid for the work you did during the year? The …Continue reading »


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 dollar figure is correct. …Continue reading »


Are You Making Money Yet?

Midyear Financial Checkup: Get in the Mindset

By | Aug.12.14 | 6 Comments

So it’s August, and you are sitting down to reconcile your bank accounts for July’s activity. This is an exercise you do every month (or should be doing). As long as there’s money in the …Continue reading »


Free Download

10 Tips for Internet Legal Research on the Cheap

By | Aug.02.14 | 1 Comment

From the co-author of “Internet Legal Research on a Budget.” Why spend good money on legal research when so many free options are available online? Habit. Fear. Lack of time? “Sometimes it’s just easier to stick with the …Continue reading »


Pricing Lessons from Summer Camp

By | Jul.03.14 | No Comments

Nobody likes talking about money with clients. Nobody. But the conversation gets a whole lot easier when you are confident in what you do, and what you’re worth. Right? Maintaining the needed level of self-assurance, though, …Continue reading »