Law Firm Management


Support Services

Should You Hire a Virtual Paralegal?

By | Mar.02.17 | No Comments

Working with a virtual assistant for the first time can seem harrowing, especially when sensitive legal information and documents are involved. Here are a few tips that will help make the arrangement stress-relieving rather than …Continue reading »


TALKIN' 'BOUT MY GENERATION

Your Boomer Retirement Problem Won’t Just Fade Away

By | Feb.28.17 | No Comments

When we talk about generational issues — and we do that frequently — we tend to focus on millennials. That’s only natural because we depend on them to carry law firms into the future. But …Continue reading »


PLACING BETS IN BUSINESS

A Conversation with Las Vegas Legend Tom Breitling

By | Feb.14.17 | No Comments

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs find the courage to place bets that may or may not pay off? Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, recently spoke with serial entrepreneur Tom Breitling, a founding partner …Continue reading »


Strategy

10 Things That Should Be on Your Law Firm’s Radar in 2017

By | Jan.03.17 | 2 Comments

The legal profession, marketing technology, and clients’ buying habits are changing dramatically. Lawyers need to think differently about marketing, lead generation, big data, project delivery and leadership. Here are 10 things that should be on …Continue reading »


Workplace Wellness

Handling Conflicts With Your Colleagues

By | Dec.13.16 | No Comments

Workplace conflicts among colleagues are not only common, they are necessary. Despite most people’s desire to avoid or minimize them, conflicts are normal. In fact, conflicts are not even a bad thing. Most of them …Continue reading »


Group Productivity

Seven Steps to Productive Meetings

By | Nov.21.16 | 1 Comment

Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. Try, for example, adding up the loaded employee cost of a simple weekly status meeting. Your answer will make it immediately clear why meetings need …Continue reading »


Holiday Parties

Firm Festivities? Don’t Make It a Drink Fest!

By | Nov.02.16 | No Comments

I’m often asked by friends and clients alike: “What advice do you have for holiday or end-of-year parties?” The first thing that comes to mind is “Don’t get drunk!” — but if you do, have …Continue reading »


Future of Legal Pricing

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

By | Oct.31.16 | 2 Comments

Last month, I participated on a panel at the 2016 Futures Conference. My assigned task was to discuss whether the billable hour would finally be dead by 2026. That got me thinking about the future …Continue reading »


Managing: Product Review

Ctrl+Alt+Repeat: ClariLegal Refines Vendor Management

By | Oct.27.16 | No Comments

Consider the many things that make normal life easier. Like buttons. There haven’t always been buttons, you know. What if you had to button your shirt without buttons? Literally impossible. (Button up, by the way.) I …Continue reading »


QuickBooks Tip

What’s in Your Law Firm’s Profit & Loss Statement?

By | Oct.20.16 | No Comments

Most small and solo law firms are working with financial statements that don’t give them the information they need to make informed business decisions. To illustrate what I mean, I’ve created a sample P&L for …Continue reading »