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Five Reasons Lawyers Avoid Retirement

According to the 2021 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted one-third of senior lawyers to change retirement plans — but that doesn’t mean they decided to retire. Instead, 53% of those lawyers decided to push the pause button. Disrupted income may be one reason — but as Camille Stell points out, […]

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 13, 2022
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Seven Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Clients’ Stress

We can't alleviate all the stressors felt by our clients in the course of their legal matters, but when lawyers, law firms and clients work together, the stress can be reduced and effectively managed.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 17, 2022
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lawyer-client relationships

Five Things Lawyers Hate to Hear Clients Say

Gerry Riskin | Although certain things clients say are sure to get your dander up, I respectfully suggest you put the sword away and resist the impulse to parry and thrust.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 14, 2022
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Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit?

Every lawyer knows mismanaging a trust account (IOLTA) can have terrible consequences. However, most lawyers receive little or no training in how to manage a trust account before opening one of their own. Law schools don’t address this in enough detail — at least based on the blank looks received when I mention trust accounting to new grads. And only the enlightened bar associations conduct a hands-on, mud-up-to-your-elbows trust accounting class for all new lawyers. All of which begs the question, "Are your trust accounting practices sufficient?" If you are in doubt, here is a mini-checklist of items you can start implementing today.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 7, 2022
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Six Signs Your Law Firm Is Ready to Outsource IT

Technology issues can disrupt your firm's productivity. Here are six signs to help you pinpoint when it’s time.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 20, 2022
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What Will Hybrid Marketing Look Like for Law Firms?

Sally Schmidt | Smart lawyers will combine traditional approaches with the lessons learned during the pandemic to create a new hybrid approach to marketing.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 3, 2022
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What Motivates Millennials? Ways Law Firms Are Retaining Young Lawyers

To check turnover and retain more lawyers, firms look to what inspires and fulfills millennials.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 7, 2022
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Flagging Incoming Court Emails in Outlook

Video | Deborah Savadra demonstrates how to set up a rule that alerts you to e-filing notifications.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 20, 2022
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How to Name Your Law Firm and Protect It With a Trademark

Be sure to run a proper trademark search and file for federal registration before you fall in love with the name for your new law firm.

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated June 16, 2022
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No Need to Walk on Eggshells with Follow-up Emails

Follow up email examples: No Need to Walk on Eggshells. When sending a series of follow-up emails to prospects, many lawyers get anxious about how well they’re balancing persistence against the risk of being perceived as pushy and turning off the prospect. This is a legitimate concern. However, you don’t have to walk on eggshells. […]

Originally published May 28, 2022
Last updated May 30, 2022
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