Law Practice Management


Legal Technology

Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

By | Aug.24.16 | No Comments

Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a …Continue reading »


Small Firm Management

Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data

By | Aug.23.16 | 1 Comment

Managing a winning major league ball club and operating a highly profitable law firm have more in common than meets the eye. It all comes down to numbers. You wouldn’t be in practice if you didn’t have …Continue reading »


Attorney at Work Classic

What Are You Prepared to Do?

By | Aug.22.16 | 1 Comment

You and Eliot Ness. The most powerful scene in The Untouchables, a movie with more than a few of them, came courtesy of Sean Connery. His character, a veteran Chicago cop, is dying in great …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Face to Face at 2016’s Big Fall Conferences

By | Aug.12.16 | No Comments

In just a couple of weeks, the adrenalin kick is going to hit you. It never fails: Fall’s arrival means it’s time to get learning. Sure, you could try your hand at letterpress, or craft …Continue reading »


PracticePanther Product Spotlight

The Best Legal Case Management Software Checklist

By | Aug.11.16 | No Comments

When it comes to deciding on the right legal case management software (CMS) for your solo or small practice, there should be no compromise. Your practice should run like a well-oiled machine on autopilot, and …Continue reading »


Clio Product Spotlight

Clio’s Payment Solutions Save Lawyers Money

By | Jul.21.16 | No Comments

Clio’s built in credit card processing, Clio Payments, makes it easy for law firms to get paid. No other integrated payment system is easier to implement. Better still, Clio Payments is cheaper than any other payment …Continue reading »


Between Generations

Communicating with Baby Boomers: Best Practices

By | Jul.20.16 | No Comments

Recently I offered suggestions — aimed at Gen Xers and Baby Boomers — for improving communication with millennials. Here is the promised corollary version: Guidelines to help millennials communicate with Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. It’s Not About You One …Continue reading »


Skill Building

Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

By | Jul.19.16 | 1 Comment

It’s always interesting to me how many lawyers still think a successful law practice centers on knowing lots of legal principles. The reality is, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s true that you know …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

A Practice Management Advisor’s Tips for Choosing Case Management Software

By | Jul.15.16 | No Comments

For almost 14 years, I’ve answered my telephone at the South Carolina Bar and taken questions from lawyers and their staff. Questions about case management software are probably in the top three reasons for calls. …Continue reading »


Well Said!

Purge Toxic Clients from Your Practice, Part 2

By | Jul.14.16 | No Comments

In Part 1 of “Purge Toxic Clients,” we walked through how to identify a bad client. Today, having identified them, let’s look at how to actually end the relationship. How to Fire a Client When ending a client relationship, you …Continue reading »