Law Practice Management



Friday Fit Five

Compartmentalize and Integrate: Five Ways to Handle It ‘All’

By | Aug.18.17 | No Comments

I am a lawyer and a parent. I also try to have a social life, volunteer, take care of my pets, and run a household (not completely by myself, thank goodness). Recently, a friend — also …Continue reading »


Innovation Lessons from Amazon

The “Day 1” Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice

By | Aug.15.17 | 1 Comment

Jeff Bezos has many powerful mantras for his business, but this is one of my favorites: It’s always “Day 1” at Amazon. What he means is that Amazon will never stop being a start-up. It’s a …Continue reading »


On Balance

How to Handle a State Bar Letter Questioning Your Fitness to Practice

By | Aug.08.17 | No Comments

In my last column, I discussed how you can relocate to another state without sitting for another bar exam. One question that naturally stems from that discussion is what to do if you make a …Continue reading »


Access to Justice

State of the Group Legal Services Industry: Things to Know

By | Aug.03.17 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I attended the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) annual meeting, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The highlight was the spirited “State of the Industry” panel. While the panel reported that the industry isn’t yet …Continue reading »


lawyer startups

10 Minutes With Legal Technology Entrepreneur Fred Cohen

By | Aug.02.17 | No Comments

Technology enthusiast Fred J. Cohen took a detour from tech opportunities to study the law and then practice for a few years. Instead of settling for the practice management and marketing tools he had, Fred …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Must-Have Technology for Better Client Service

By | Jul.28.17 | No Comments

The lack of basic technology where it’s expected can be extremely frustrating. But forcing technology on clients without a human touch can backfire, too. We asked law practice technology pros Heidi Alexander, Tom Lambotte, Sharon Nelson …Continue reading »


Email, Text, Voice and Video

Using Encryption for Secure Client Communication

By | Jul.27.17 | No Comments

Secure client communication is a major concern for lawyers. Encryption is your best option for protecting confidential and sensitive information you exchange by email, text, voice and video calls with your clients. Email Encryption ABA Formal Opinion …Continue reading »


Innovation

Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles

By | Jul.10.17 | 2 Comments

It is said that new lawyers only face two challenges when opening their own practices: not knowing how to practice law and not knowing how to manage a practice. Other than that, the rest is easy. In …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Things That Slow Growth in a Law Firm

By | Jul.07.17 | 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 »