Law Firm Management


Nothing But the Ruth!

Attorney Safety: Interview with Stephen Kelson

By | Aug.17.17 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I shared statistics about threats of violence made against attorneys. Stephen Kelson, a shareholder at Christensen & Jensen PC in Salt Lake City, focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury and mediation, but …Continue reading »


Critical Questions for Future Partners

Maybe You Should Pass Up That Partnership Offer (Really)

By | Aug.09.17 | No Comments

You’re in a small firm with one or more baby boomer senior partners, and they’ve just made you an offer of partnership. Congratulations. Maybe. Before you accept, there are lots of questions you should ask. Here …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

By | May.26.17 | No Comments

Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component of success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Tips to Improve Back-Office Processes

By | May.19.17 | No Comments

Are you contemplating streamlining, centralizing or outsourcing some or all of your law firm’s back-office functions? It’s an idea worth exploring. Improving basic processes and using the right technology can help you and your staff …Continue reading »


Exit Strategy

Leaving Your Law Firm: Who Can You Tell, and When?

By | Apr.18.17 | No Comments

So, you’ve decided to leave your firm. One of the first questions that likely comes to mind is whether — and when — you can tell clients, your firm, colleagues and staff. As it turns out, …Continue reading »


2016 REAL RATE REPORT

Best Way to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Profits

By | Mar.30.17 | 2 Comments

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 »


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 »