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NOthing But the Ruth!

Once More Unto the Breach: Taking a Second Bar Exam

By | Apr.11.17 | 6 Comments

Last month I signed up to take the California bar exam in July. (I am fully aware that I might be insane.) I have had to decline too many opportunities to help potential clients in …Continue reading »


On Balance

Creative Goal Setting for Improving Your Solo Practice

By | Apr.10.17 | 1 Comment

It seems that every solo lawyer I meet has a list of things they would like to be doing better in their practice. Sometimes the motivating factor is business growth, sometimes it’s efficiency. At the heart …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Hot Content Marketing Tips for Lawyers from LMA 2017

By | Apr.07.17 | 1 Comment

The Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference is where lawyers and legal marketers go to get up to date on the latest techniques, trends and tools. Here are content-related takeaways from last week’s confab in Las Vegas. Takeaways …Continue reading »


The Business of You, Yourself and Thou

You’re Going to Need More Than One Bio

By | Apr.06.17 | No Comments

Regarding your self-promotion, I have good news and I have bad news. Good news: There are more opportunities to promote yourself than ever before. Bad news: The sprawl of marketing opportunities is so fractured and …Continue reading »


Legal Tech Startups

Nimble Legal Tech Companies on How They’re Here to Help

By | Apr.05.17 | 1 Comment

During the ABA TECHSHOW 2017 program “The Startups Are Coming,” Andrew Arruda suggested we reframe the sentiment to: “The nimble companies are here to help you.” Not as sexy but a lot more accurate than an analogous …Continue reading »


Productivity Tips

Chaos Is King, Until It’s Not: A Solo’s Guide to Order

By | Apr.04.17 | 2 Comments

Chaos sounds the death knell for any solo attorney’s practice. It breeds confusion, distraction, and disorder. Unfortunately, for most solos, chaos is the natural state of affairs. The reason is simple: The practice of law consists …Continue reading »


Want to Avoid Ethics Complaints?

Follow These Three Service Tenets for Satisfied Clients

By | Apr.03.17 | No Comments

Unhappy clients often choose to file ethics complaints against their poor-performing lawyers. What leads to their unhappiness? It may come as a surprise, but most ethics complaints are not about incompetence. Instead, most complaints revolve …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Tips on Hiring an SEO Firm for Your Law Practice

By | Mar.31.17 | 3 Comments

While there are infinite ways to spend money marketing your law firm, only some will deliver the right return on investment. In my experience, especially in today’s digital marketing environment, working with the right search …Continue reading »


2016 REAL RATE REPORT

Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profits

By | Mar.30.17 | 1 Comment

Analysis of a new report on $19.6 billion of approved legal department invoices reveals that to maximize firm profits, partners should focus on developing and retaining senior associates and providing clients with services in multiple …Continue reading »


Ask the Legal Marketing Association Experts

Communicating with Millennials: What’s the Preference?

By | Mar.29.17 | No Comments

Question: A growing number of millennials are joining older generations in law firms. What are generational communication differences, why do they matter, and can understanding them improve performance across our firm? Jonathan Fitzgarrald: From a communications …Continue reading »