Allison Shields

Allison Shields

Allison Shields is a law practice coach and consultant with Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. She writes the Legal Ease blog and the Lawyer Meltdown e-newsletter.

Lawyer Referral Fees: Worth Paying?

How to Run Effective Meetings

Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Email

How to Build Your Law Practice Like a Kid

Are Billable Hours Eroding Trust Between Lawyers and Clients?

Billable hours are again being scrutinized as a result of alleged overbilling by a large law firm. Is hourly billing eroding the trust between lawyers and clients?

Law School: Is Two Years Enough?

A proposal to New York allow students to sit for the bar exam after only two years of law school has generated some debate. Is two years enough?

Client Selection: Bad Client Warning Signs

Women in Law: Losing Ground?

New LinkedIn Features Helpful for Lawyers

Practical Client Service

Client service is a value all lawyers say they deliver, yet clients remain dissatisfied. What practical steps can lawyers take to improve?

Alternative Fees: Hourly Billing in Drag?

Are alternative fee arrangements merely hourly billing disguised as something else? Are alternative fees appropriate even in unpredictable matters?

Online and Digital Asset Planning and Protection

Managing Clients’ Expectations

It’s Your Legal Career, Take Charge

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?