Law Firm Management

The Biggest Distractions

Don’t Compete for Attention

By | Mar.12.18 | No Comments

Have you ever been to Times Square in New York? It’s the busiest intersection in America’s busiest city. Thousands of people stream through, minute by minute, 24 hours a day. It’s a hurricane of human …Continue reading »

How to Have a Successful Firm and a Successful Life

Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance

By | Feb.28.18 | No Comments

Link Christin recently posted a fine article titled “Shoot for a Realistic Work-life Balance in 2018.” While he does a nice job presenting practical steps you can take right now, when many firms are “shifting away …Continue reading »

Time Solv Product Spotlight

Seven Ways to Increase Law Firm Billable Hours

By | Feb.26.18 | No Comments

Let’s be honest. Tracking time and then generating invoices is the least fun part of being a lawyer or running a law firm. You went to law school to practice law, that’s your passion. Yet …Continue reading »

Who's Next?

No Immunity: Sexual Harassment and the Legal Industry

By | Feb.22.18 | 4 Comments

As members of a conservative industry that — literally — wrote the rule book on sexual harassment, law firms need to be ready for a day of reckoning that seems inescapable. Right now, the focus is …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

By | Feb.16.18 | No Comments

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at Legalweek 2018. The conference, sponsored by ALM, is a re-imagining of LegalTech, an industry conference that began in 1982. Its new incarnation, Legalweek, started in 2017 …Continue reading »

Stop Second-Guessing

Three Research Approaches to Help You Make Better Decisions for Your Law Firm

By | Jan.11.18 | No Comments

To make the best decisions for the future of your firm — whether setting marketing priorities, undergoing a new strategic initiative or developing a new mission statement — it’s essential to obtain the right insights …Continue reading »

A Double Life

Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

By | Dec.14.17 | No Comments

They say “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their …Continue reading »

Well Said!

Not If, But When, Your Fortune 500 Client Goes Out of Business

By | Dec.07.17 | No Comments

Well, now, there’s a radical notion, eh? Were you inclined to reject it out of hand as mere headline click-bait? Or did it make you think about that big client from whom you get most …Continue reading »

Abacus Next Product Spotlight

Your Favorite Law Apps in the Cloud

By | Nov.29.17 | No Comments

Cybercrime is quickly chipping away at our clients’ trust in how law firms manage and secure sensitive financial data. Some have even launched class action lawsuits in protest. As state bar associations are beginning to …Continue reading »

The Reality of 2017

Law Firm’s Guide to a Low-Risk Holiday Party

By | Nov.28.17 | No Comments

I know, I know — another cautionary tale about law firm holiday parties. We all know the drill: Have fun, but not too much. Keep in mind the party — whether it includes staff, spouses …Continue reading »