Small Law Firm


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 »


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

Four Ways Law Practice Management Software Helps Prevent Legal Malpractice Claims

By | Feb.09.18 | No Comments

Since 2009, the number of legal malpractice suits has escalated along with the costs to defend them, according to annual surveys by Ames & Gogh, an insurance broker. They say: Insurers have paid claims of $50 …Continue reading »


PracticePanther Product Spotlight

The Top 10 Tools That Set PracticePanther Apart!

By | Jan.12.18 | No Comments

PracticePanther is one of the fastest growing case management / legal practice management software providers. Thousands of attorneys in more than 35 countries have switched to PracticePanther because of how much time and money it …Continue reading »


On Balance

Kick Off the New Year With a Law Practice Renovation, Part 1

By | Jan.08.18 | No Comments

In my December post, “A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms,” we ran through the major systems of a law practice and took stock of concerns to attend to in the new year. (If you …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 »


The Friday Five

Five Tax Benefits to Working From a Home Office

By | Nov.24.17 | No Comments

Some lawyers choose to limit overhead by working from home. They may arrange for supplemental virtual services and conference room access. While not every practice area may lend itself to working from home, technology has …Continue reading »