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Five Ways to Make Meetings Matter

Don't let your firm get locked in a cycle of underperforming meetings. Here are five ways high-performing organizations avoid that fate.

Elise Keith - August 10, 2018
virtual legal assistants VLA

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Working with a Virtual Legal Assistant

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your assistant is not an easy job. But, if you avoid these mistakes, a VLA can become an invaluable resource. With proper direction, they can baby-sit your law office in your absence.

Niraj Ranjan Rout - August 3, 2018
12 arrows profitable law practice

12 Steps to a Profitable Law Practice

Would you like a practice that's profitable and easy to manage? Ernest Svenson has a well-defined 12-step process for leveraging technology to create one.

Ernest Svenson - August 1, 2018
work-life balance and managing your law firm

Want More Balance? Build a Better Team

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle with Work-Life Balance,” I gave six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life. Here we’ll discuss the fourth step, building better teams.

Dustin Cole - July 25, 2018
Do not Be Commoditized

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

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 profit margins ...

Thomson Reuters - July 20, 2018

Secrets of Online Legal Marketing: Managing the Pipeline

You can spend thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns, but if you are not managing them well, you will waste a lot of money. In Part One, we talked about the basics of ...

Andrew Cabasso - July 12, 2018

False Starts: 5 Misconceptions About Starting a Law Firm

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 choice to move forward with launching is ...

Jared Correia - June 28, 2018
Nothing But the Ruth by Ruth Carter

Flat Fee or Hourly? Pros and Cons of Billing Options

I’ve been practicing law for nearly seven years, both as a solo and with a firm. During this time, I’ve tried different billing arrangements with varying degrees of success and learned plenty of lessons (often about what not to do). Here is my ...

Ruth Carter - June 20, 2018

Boosting the Value of Your Law Practice

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 a smaller firm, your law practice might be a ...

Ryan McPherson - June 19, 2018

Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently

How many times have you tried to program a new piece of technology — for instance, a new smart TV —  without the manual? How’d that go? How many times has a team member forgotten a task or step in a matter? How often have you done the ...

Dustin Cole - June 18, 2018