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Killing Marketing for Lawyers

By | Jul.10.18 | No Comments

I met Robert Rose at Content Marketing World in 2015. He’s the founder and Chief Strategy Officer of The Content Advisory — the consulting and advisory group of The Content Marketing Institute — and a …Continue reading »


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Flat Fee or Hourly? Pros and Cons of Billing Options

By | Jun.20.18 | No Comments

I’ve been practicing law for nearly seven years, both as a solo and with a firm. During this time, I’ve tried different billing arrangements with varying degrees of success and learned plenty of lessons (often …Continue reading »


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Lawyers and Vacations: It’s a Necessity

By | May.17.18 | No Comments

I haven’t taken a vacation in over two years. In 2016, I took my dog Rosie to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a few days. We relaxed in front of the fire at our Airbnb and I …Continue reading »


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Blogging for Search Results Domination in Your Niche

By | Apr.19.18 | No Comments

If you’re wondering whether blogging helps with your search engine results, it does. Here’s what happened when I started blogging about a new law. Six Blog Posts to Page One A new law regarding internet and digital …Continue reading »


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Scott Sigler’s Productivity Secrets: Creating a System

By | Mar.26.18 | No Comments

Being a lawyer and an entrepreneur can be two full-time jobs in one. While we’re zealously representing clients, we also have to market ourselves to keep new clients coming in the door and manage the …Continue reading »


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How Do You Combat Mental Gremlins?

By | Feb.27.18 | No Comments

I have a group of mental gremlins that live in my head. Other people I know call their gremlins “the girls” or “the committee.” These are the voices in my head that tell me I suck …Continue reading »


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When to Raise Your Rates

By | Jan.15.18 | No Comments

How do you make more money? The two obvious ways are work more hours or charge more money. Toward the end of last year, I was debating whether I should raise my rates and, if so, …Continue reading »


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What’s Your Theme Word for 2018? Looking Back and Looking Ahead

By | Dec.28.17 | No Comments

This time last year, many of us were anxious for 2016 to end. But instead of smooth sailing ahead, I feel like the universe started 2017 by saying, “Hold my beer” and it has spun …Continue reading »


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Disrespectful Clients Don’t Get to Stay Clients

By | Nov.15.17 | No Comments

You know what feels good? Firing a client. My firm was hired to help a client with multiple applications for registering their intellectual property. We tell every client there’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to …Continue reading »


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What to Write? Ways to Find Ideas for Your Law Firm Blog

By | Oct.10.17 | No Comments

Figuring out what to write about on my blogs is a challenge I face every week, especially with our firm’s patent blog. (I practice intellectual property, but not patent law.) I worry that my posts won’t …Continue reading »