Law Practice Management

The Friday Five

Five Things That Slow Growth in a Law Firm

By | Dec.27.17 | No Comments

Many lawyers who own their own firms are frustrated by a lack of growth compared to other firms. I often hear “It’s too hard,” “That firm has a secret sauce,” “They get better cases” or …Continue reading »

Practice Management

Four Productivity Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

By | Dec.26.17 | 1 Comment

Recently I posed this question to lawyers: “Why are you at the office until 10 p.m.?” Working late from time to time is an unavoidable consequence of being a lawyer. Still, many lawyers fail to structure …Continue reading »

Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service

By | Dec.13.17 | No Comments

Are you challenged to meet the expectations of clients who want more value without paying for it? You’re in good company. According to the Thomson Reuters 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, 59 …Continue reading »

Managing: Product Review

All Things Must Pass: ZokuVault Keeps It Organized

By | Dec.13.17 | No Comments

ZokuVault is a virtual safety deposit box for estate planning information. (See, it says so right on the website.) Which makes sense, because all the things people used to place in safety deposit boxes are now …Continue reading »

Steps to Quiet Focus

Make 2018 More Productive With This HBR Strategy

By | Dec.06.17 | No Comments

A few months back, Harvard Business Review published a terrific article titled “In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage.” The authors reference numerous sources, from Yoda (Star Wars) to Eric Schmidt (Google) to …Continue reading »

On Balance

A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms

By | Dec.05.17 | 1 Comment

As we approach the end of the year, it is a great time to run through your practice’s systems to see which ones may be ethics risks in their current state. This will help you …Continue reading »

On Balance

Ethically Outsourcing Social Media Management

By | Nov.08.17 | 2 Comments

It’s a given that you need to delegate or outsource some tasks if you want to grow as a firm. There are only so many hours in a day, and if you try to do …Continue reading »

Spotlight on the Future

Running With the Experts: Takeaways From the 2017 Futures Conference

By | Nov.03.17 | No Comments

Last week in Atlanta, the College of Law Practice Management’s (COLPM) 2017 Futures Conference, “Running With the Machines,” explored the current state of artificial intelligence in law practice — and provided a glimpse into the future. We asked College …Continue reading »


Arch Villain: 5 Business Lessons from ‘The Founder’

By | Nov.02.17 | 1 Comment

Have you seen the new Michael Keaton movie where he plays a bad guy? No, I’m not talking about his excellent turn as the Vulture (probably the best recent Marvel movie villain) in the latest Spiderman …Continue reading »

Smokeball Product Spotlight

Three KPI’s Every Small Law Firm Should Know

By | Oct.31.17 | No Comments

Running a small law firm is not easy. Not only do you zealously represent your clients, you must run a business. What are you looking at to make sure your business is performing profitably and …Continue reading »