How to Keep Your Solo Practice Sustainable and Lean
Make sure you can keep your solo practice running until it succeeds by keeping costs down and overhead low.
Don’t Let Intimidation Drive Your Litigation Strategy
If someone could burn down your house, would they really knock on your door and blow smoke in your face?
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.
4 Things to Consider Before Taking a Case
Not all clients are created equal, and the same concept is true for cases. This is true whether you are starting a new firm, or you are a veteran attorney trying to enhance your bottom line.
How to Ask Another Attorney for Help
Whether you are calling another member of your firm, or another attorney that you know, be respectful of the other attorney's time and advice.
The Bad Clients You Don’t Take Will Be the Best Money You Never Made
Never try and convince yourself that any client is a good client. It’s not that simple.
Law Firm Finances: Everything You Need to Get Started
This is a must-read for anyone who manages a law firm's finances or is even thinking about starting one.
How to Succeed on Law School Exams
How law student can prepare for and succeed on law school exams.
Estate Map Review
Estate Map, a cloud-based tool for estate planning attorneys and consumers, embraces cloud-based technology and provides an easy way to store and share information about one's estate plan and related information.
Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice
Many solo attorneys are too quick to add staff or another attorney. Before making that type of investment, make sure you can handle the short-term impact on your practice and pocketbook.
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.
News Flash: Read Before You Sign
Repetitive work can lead to attorneys becoming overconfident and even lazy when handling cases. Don't let yourself fall into that trap: make sure you read before signing a document.
Is Dropbox Right for Your Practice?
Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud computing option. Just because it's popular, however, does not mean it's right for your practice. Here are some things to consider before using Dropbox in your practice.
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.
How to Handle an Overflowing Inbox or Task List
Lawyers get paid big bucks to not only handle high pressure situations, but multiple high pressure situations. That can lead to overwhelming moments of "ten things need to happen right now."
The next time that happens, here are some ways to try and manage the stress and the tasks at hand.