Learn to Deal with Mentally-Ill Clients
It is not your imagination; some of your clients really are mentally ill. In fact, depending on the kind of law you practice, the percentage of your potential client base with a diagnosable personality disorder is probably substantially higher than the average.
3 Things Your Law Firm Website Should Have
You should probably have a law firm website. A website is sort of like having a business card — a necessary part of being a professional who is open for business. Many many lawyers have been told this but never seem to have thought past it. Why should you probably have a website for your […]
Don’t Refer Bad Cases or Clients
Good lawyers want to help other lawyers by sending them good cases and good clients. Before you try and dump a problem client on another attorney, be sure to think about the long-term implications.
How to Ask Another Attorney for Help
Asking another attorney for help or insight on a case is usually the best way to get solid advice. However, be sure to respect the another attorney's time and insight when asking for their help.
Three Ways to Improve Client Intake
A successful law practice starts and ends with successful client intake. Here are three ways you can improve your client intake and improve your practice.
How To Determine If Your Law Practice Is Worth Anything
Is your law practice worth anything? Only practice areas with certain features are likely to yield future revenue when sold. These are the practices that lawyers should consider selling and other lawyers should consider buying.
Does Your Disclaimer Really Disclaim?
Lawyers put lengthy disclaimers on everything they send, but do they actually do any good? Perhaps – so they are worth using just in case.
The Importance of Long Term Goals for Your Practice
Most solo attorneys operate with the business mantra of "just keep the lights on this month." That's a good place to start, but you need to set your goals higher. If you do, you are 100% more likely to develop the practice you want.
Are Free Case Evaluations a Waste of Time?
In an effort to get potential clients in the door, many attorneys offer free initial meetings or free case evaluations. But when an attorney spends most of their day meeting with potential clients that never become clients, is it a sound policy?
Learn to Say No to Clients, Opposing Counsel, and the Court
In an effort to avoid conflict, many attorneys say yes more often than they should. Learn to say no to clients, opposing counsel, and the court.
Your Personality Matters to Clients
Clients want to hire an attorney that will help them solve their problem. But they also want to work with a person, not a robot. Showing your personality will go a long way towards creating a more meaningful attorney-client relationship.
Your Phone Stopped Ringing—Now What?
Every attorney goes through a time when the phone stops ringing. When that happens, here's how to get past it.
The Perfect Marketing Mix: Business and Pleasure
Mixing business with pleasure can lead to great marketing and business development results.
Do You Give Legal Advice Without Realizing It?
Lawyers need to be careful to avoid giving casual legal advice and causing more problems than they are fixing.
Let Your Clients Tell Their Stories
Listen actively and attentively to your clients; it will help them open up to you and allow you to focus on the nuances of their story.