Keeping Your Website Up to Speed in 2017

How confident are you in your website? Is it relaying the best information about you and your firm? Is it telling the right story? Your website is, more than likely, your potential client’s first glimpse of who you are and what you offer. Within just a few minutes of...

Take Care of Your Staff

Those who have worked in a smaller law firm can understand what it’s like to have to fill many different roles other than your own at the office. When additional staff is added, they become a valuable part of your team, especially when you’re lucky enough to find...

Increasing Referrals

A steady stream of new referrals is music to the ears of any attorney who is focused on building their practice. Referrals not only represent an opportunity, but can also be viewed as a strong statement of satisfaction from those you have worked with before…not to...

Is Blogging Worth It?

As an attorney, how you approach blogging can have a definite impact on your marketing efforts  and your ability to connect with the public. Blogging gives you an opportunity to expound on specific topics, provide insight into areas of the law you are involved in and...

Need to Relax? 5 Ideas for Attorneys Who Need a Break

While most attorneys are willing to concede that theirs is not the only profession that experiences stress on a regular basis, they’re also aware of just how much pressure comes with the territory. Even non-lawyers have the perception that an attorney’s life is...

3 ‘Must-Have’ Skills to Look for When Hiring Staff

Key to the success of any law firm, both large and small, is hiring a solid office staff with the right work ethic and skills to allow you to spend your time practicing law and not running an office. Your staff is not only an extension of you as an attorney, but are...

Billing Done the Right Way

In order to make money, you have to bill your clients. This may seem like a pretty obvious fact, but billing is one terribly overlooked task in law firms of all sizes. Billing should be a top priority for your firm, and there is much more to it than just making sure...

What to Expect When Becoming a Partner

So you’re now officially a partner in your law firm. Congratulations! The moment you’ve dreamt of since your first days as an associate has finally arrived. Now you can allow yourself a brief moment of gloating and even a pat on the back until reality begins to sink...

Your Client Just Fired You – What Now?

Among the many high-profile legal cases dominating headlines across the country these days, the murder case against former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight continues to take new twists and turns. The latest update – Suge just fired another attorney and hired...

Believing Your Client is Innocent

By now, the new Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” has taken social media and other news outlets around the world by storm. While the main focus of the series is convicted murderer Steven Avery, viewers also get an elaborate and in depth look at how his...

Don’t Blow it With the Judge

Think of that first moment when you were hit with the realization that you were no longer treating the judge presiding over your current case with overstated dignity and respect just because you were a rookie, but because you realized that it’s integral part of the...

Avoid The Burnout – Managing (Not Eliminating) Stress

There’s not a job out there that doesn’t involve stress to one degree or another. Whether it’s the pressure of hitting a goal or the anxiety of having to work under a difficult boss, stress seems to be part of the job no matter where you go. But let’s face it, there...

Is Opposing Counsel a Bully?

Once you begin working as a trial attorney, it doesn’t take long to run into your first “bully.” This ruffian might be a young attorney looking to make a name for him or herself or one that has spent years proving that their bully tactics work. Either way, you are now...