Daily Dispatch


Getting Clients

Don’t Be Just Any Old Lawyer!

By | Oct.17.17 | No Comments

Not long ago, I was asked to make a presentation at a state bar’s Law Practice Management Committee luncheon. Topic? Getting clients, of course. When we opened things up for questions, a gentleman in the …Continue reading »


Competing on Price?

What Lawyers Can Learn from Apple When Setting Billing Rates  

By | Oct.16.17 | No Comments

Last month, Apple unveiled its new iPhone X to much fanfare. Perhaps what created the most fanfare was its price. It starts at $999 — hundreds more than the older iPhone 7 and the brand-new …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Create Holiday Marketing That Shines

By | Oct.13.17 | No Comments

Yes, it’s already mid-October. No, you’re not the only one asking, “How did that happen?” The holidays are right around the corner, and they seem to come earlier each year. One question I often get …Continue reading »


On Balance

Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Self-employed lawyers rely heavily on their ability to propel their businesses forward — more so than lawyers employed by others or members of large firms. Fail to keep the engines going and your practice will …Continue reading »


Google My Law Firm

Three Reasons Google Is Your New Home Page

By | Oct.11.17 | No Comments

Basically, Google is the internet these days. Nobody says, “Go search this on the internet.” They say, “Google it.” Google’s goal is to deliver to the searcher — you, me and your potential client — …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

What to Write? Ways to Find Ideas for Your Law Firm Blog

By | Oct.10.17 | No Comments

Figuring out what to write about on my blogs is a challenge I face every week, especially with our firm’s patent blog. (I practice intellectual property, but not patent law.) I worry that my posts won’t …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

10 Hacks for Beating Procrastination

By | Oct.09.17 | No Comments

Ninety-five percent of us procrastinate. That’s what professor Piers Steel reported in his book “The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done.” So, the question isn’t whether we procrastinate. …Continue reading »


INSPIRATION

Blasting Barriers at Clio Cloud Conference 2017

By | Oct.06.17 | 1 Comment

Last week in New Orleans, I had the privilege of attending my first Clio Cloud Conference. Though I could talk about the presenters and programs all day, the overall theme that stuck was far more …Continue reading »


Marketing Basics

Personal Branding Checklist for Lawyers

By | Oct.05.17 | 1 Comment

Most law schools don’t offer courses in branding, so how do you go about establishing a personal brand for your law practice and make your expertise more visible? Here’s a Checklist to Help Get You Started Follow …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

Boost Productivity by Slowing Down a Little

By | Oct.04.17 | 1 Comment

You’re an unstoppable legal machine. You churn through a hundred pages of briefs and legal research every day. You’re running two phones, a tablet, a laptop and a portable fax machine off a light pole …Continue reading »