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Must-Have Technology for Better Client Service

Sometimes 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 ...

Joan Feldman - July 28, 2017

Use Billing Best Practices to Strengthen Client Relationships

Today’s large corporate legal and insurance claims departments are learning from their peers in purchasing and HR how to leverage technology. And they are training a new category of professionals to better manage the business of law. These legal ...

Bill Sowinski - July 26, 2017

Client Won’t Pay: What Are You Going to Do About It?

You may recall this LexisNexis report: “Law Firm Billing Survey: Collections Conversations Leave Lawyers Uncomfortable.” Duh. In what industry is a "collections conversation" a comfortable thing? The report is three years old, but just as ...

Jim Turner - July 20, 2017
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Dealing With an Upset Client

It’s almost a certainty that, at some point, every lawyer will have an unhappy client. In his seminal research on loyalty, business strategist Frederick Reichheld concluded that simply satisfying clients is not enough to retain them. Research ...

Sally J. Schmidt - June 22, 2017

Ways to Spruce Up Your Client Intake Process

Law firms are busy places, and sometimes the smaller operations are even more chaotic than their large firm counterparts. It’s important to keep that behind the scenes, though. Your clients should see only a well-oiled machine — beginning the ...

Noble McIntyre - June 21, 2017

How Smart Lawyers Solve Problems

The people we represent may not have an undergraduate degree much less a J.D.; often they have barely completed high school. We need to stop and think every day about who we truly represent. Our clients? Ourselves? The legal profession? All ...

Mary Redzic - April 26, 2017
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Follow These Three Service Tenets for Satisfied Clients

Unhappy clients often choose to file ethics complaints against their poor-performing lawyers. What leads to their unhappiness? It may come as a surprise, but most ethics complaints are not about incompetence. Instead, most complaints revolve ...

Roy S. Ginsburg - April 3, 2017

Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

Lawyers often resist the idea of conducting client satisfaction surveys: They don't believe people will be honest unless they have complete anonymity, and they don't believe clients will take the time to complete the survey. It's true, many will ...

Ray Gross - January 20, 2017
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Break Up the “Conspiracy” by Resolving to Simplify This Year

“All professions are a conspiracy against the laity,” said George Bernard Shaw. In the legal profession, the best evidence of a conspiracy is the often impenetrable density and complexity of the law. It’s almost impossible for laypersons to ...

Jay Harrington - January 4, 2017

The Future of Client Service

I was recently challenged to explore what client service will look like in 2026. The good news is the conversation has already started, but the bad news is law firms have a long way to go. It is great that the idea of “client service” is ...

Nathaniel Slavin - September 26, 2016