Getting Clients


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 »


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Six Ways to Make Clients Happy to Pay Your Bills

By | Sep.18.17 | No Comments

No one likes to pay bills. Even when the service or product we are paying for was way more valuable than the actual dollar amount on the invoice, we humans just hate to see the …Continue reading »


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Nine Ways to Think Differently About Your Practice

By | Jul.17.17 | 1 Comment

Finally, law is beginning to shift: new business models, intriguing new ways of delivering legal services, emerging markets driving new demand. But what does it all mean for your law practice? A few things going forward:  You will have more, …Continue reading »


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How to Avoid Asking for Business

By | Jun.19.17 | 1 Comment

I’ve finally figured out why so many lawyers want to know, “But how do I ask for the work?” It’s because the picture they have in their minds is a pretty darn scary one. It’s something …Continue reading »


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Not Getting New Business? Try Getting in Focus

By | May.11.17 | No Comments

One of the most challenging things about new business development is keeping your focus — and perspective. Especially when your billable hours are down or your calendar is emptying, it is all too easy, as …Continue reading »


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16 Good Things to Do with a Business Card (Yours and Theirs)

By | Apr.17.17 | 2 Comments

I take a perverse sort of pleasure in asking lawyers for their business card. It reveals a lot about a person. How deeply must they dig to find one? If it takes more than one …Continue reading »


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Business Development: Help Yourself by Helping Others

By | Mar.20.17 | No Comments

“Let me tell you how wonderful I am!” One of the most difficult things about business development is having to promote yourself. Given the centuries-long legal tradition that deems it unseemly for a lawyer to …Continue reading »


BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT

New Book Helps Lawyers Get Clients

By | Mar.07.17 | No Comments

March 2017 — Attorney at Work (www.attorneyatwork.com) announces the release of “Getting Clients: For Lawyers Starting Out or Starting Over,” a new book by legal marketing hall-of-famer Merrilyn Astin Tarlton. REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE Review copies and interviews with Merrilyn …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Important Reminders About Business Development

By | Feb.20.17 | No Comments

If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and …Continue reading »