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"These were the two most valuable days of my professional life as a solo …" —Megan Zavieh

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How to Network Like You Mean It

Networking can feel like a big expenditure of energy with very little return. Here’s how to change the narrative and turn networking into something that energizes you and grows your business.


Podcast #91: Starting a Boutique Firm, with Patrick Palace

On this week's Lawyerist Podcast, Aaron and Sam discuss talk about the five reasons that your customers are leaving. Then, Sam talks with Patrick Palace of Palace Law about opening a boutique law firm and being president of the Washington State Bar Association.


Using Microsoft Word’s Table of Authorities

If you regularly have to produce legal briefs in Microsoft Word, you already know that one of the most painful tasks occurs at the end: compiling the Table of Authorities. Here's how to mark citations and insert a Table of Authorities in your next brief.


First Look: CaseFleet

CaseFleet is case management software that helps litigators organize a wide variety of materials. At a higher price point, it is full-fledged law practice management software. Here is our first look.

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Pay Yourself a Competitive Wage

Your small law firm is a business. You are both a partner and an owner of your firm. Make the smart decision to start acting like a business and pay yourself like you would any other employee.


The Art of Negotiation: Get Inside Your Opponent’s Head

The more you learn about opposing counsel, the more effective a negotiator you will be. Here are some tips on how to accomplish that.


Podcast #90: Designing the Client Experience, with Gyi Tsakalakis

During this week's podcast, Aaron and Sam talk about the recent decision by the Florida State Bar Association to require that Florida lawyers attend technological competence CLEs. Sam also talks with Gyi Tsakalakis about designing a client-centric lawyer practice.

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Law Firm 500: an Optimistic Perspective on Small Law Firms

Law Firm 500 is an attempt to create something like the AmLaw 100 for small firms.

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14 Visual Identity Systems to Inspire Law-Firm Brands

A visual identity system is part of a complete law-firm brand. Get inspired by these examples!


The Clio Legal Trends Report: Big Data for Small Firms

Clio has released a legal trends report with data on billable hours, most profitable practice areas, and more. It is a must-read for lawyers who want to make data-driven decisions about their practice.


Yelp for Lawyers

Whether or not you want it to be, Yelp probably plays a significant role in your online search presence. Here's our user guide.

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Weekend Project: Unbundling, a Thought Experiment

This weekend, consider the various services you perform for clients and identify at least one service you could do without signing a full-representation agreement.