Small Law Firm


THOMSON REUTERS PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Don’t Be Commoditized: How to Rise to the Top as the Competition Races to the Bottom

By | Jul.20.18 | No Comments

According to the 2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market by the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute, the business environment for law firms is more challenging than ever with: Flat demand for legal services. Declining …Continue reading »


False Starts: 5 Misconceptions About Starting a Law Firm

By | Jun.28.18 | No Comments

Making the decision to start a law firm is difficult. It’s nothing but nerve-wracking until you press start and you’re into it — without a safety net, and too busy to care about hypotheticals anymore. The …Continue reading »


Your Personal Finances

Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

By | Jun.19.18 | No Comments

Want to sell your law practice? Assuming your state allows for it (most do), you probably want to maximize your firm’s value and ensure you bring on a competent successor. As a solo or partner in …Continue reading »


THOMSON REUTERS PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

It Takes More than a Scanner: What Small Law Firms Must Know to Successfully Go Paperless

By | Jun.15.18 | No Comments

Free on-demand webinar with Nerino Petro According to the International Legal Technology Association, almost half of all legal purchases of imaging, scanning or optical character recognition is made by small law firms.* If you’re among them, …Continue reading »


On Balance

An Honest Audit Leads to a Brighter Future

By | Jun.13.18 | No Comments

There are myriad reasons to run an efficient, sound, organized law practice. Here are two great ones, from an ethics standpoint: First, it helps lawyers avoid making the costly errors that lead to ethics trouble. …Continue reading »


Personal Finances

Saving for Retirement While Running Your Law Practice

By | May.24.18 | No Comments

You started your practice to have more control, freedom to choose certain clients (and fire others) and potentially, make more money. Hopefully, all or at least most of these are occurring, but I imagine it’s …Continue reading »


THOMSON REUTERS PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Challenge or Be Challenged: How to Relieve the Pressure of Running a Small Law Firm

By | Mar.26.18 | No Comments

Are you feeling like you can never get out from under the pressure of running a small law firm? Now you have statistics to validate that. When Thomson Reuters published their 2017 State of U.S. Small …Continue reading »


Your Money is In the Data

Looking for More Profit in All the Right Places

By | Mar.20.18 | No Comments

Back in January 2017, I was having breakfast with a local lawyer when he said, “I think I need to raise my rates this year. I am just not making enough money, and raising my …Continue reading »


Getting Referrals

Networking with Successful Lawyers: A Counterintuitive Tip

By | Mar.14.18 | No Comments

Ryan Nevin’s article “Ways to Get Clients After Hanging Out Your Shingle” has some great tips. He’s right that you should network with attorneys who don’t do what you do to get referrals. But that’s …Continue reading »


Solo and Small Firm Marketing

Ways to Get Clients Quickly After Hanging Your Shingle

By | Mar.07.18 | No Comments

Straight out of law school, I joined a small law practice. I didn’t start out as an associate with a large salary and plenty of document review projects to hit my hours. I had to …Continue reading »