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On this page you’ll find our most popular free resources to help you grow your small law firm. Use your results from The Small Firm Scorecard to decide where you’re going to put your efforts first.
Chapter 6 of The Small Firm Roadmap asks lawyers if they have clearly defined personal goals. Otherwise, it is easy to find yourself working very hard while feeling unfulfilled. Take time to figure out what being awesome means to you. Use these tools to identify your goals and create habits to make them a reality.
Bucket List Implementer
What’s on your bucket list? Travel? Completing a daring activity (skydiving anyone)? Knocking off an personal accomplishment (running a marathon or writing a book)? Maybe making an impact on your community, furthering a relationship, or achieving financial stability? Whatever it is, it doesn’t have to be a distant dream. We want to help you turn the dream into reality with our Bucket List Implementer Template. Help make those dreams a part of your law firm visioning today.
Chapter 7 of The Small Firm Roadmap sets out why you need a business strategy, the components of a good strategy, and how to get started. Use the resources below to take the first steps in the process.
Does Your Leadership Measure Up? A Professional Development Template for Law Firm Leadership
Your role as a business leader requires different skills than those needed to be a great lawyer. Are you actively working to improve your leadership and management skills? Use this template to assess where you are and create a plan for continuous improvement.
It is time to reframe the traditional lawyer-centered profession and begin creating client-centered services at your firm. In Chapter 8 of The Small Firm Roadmap, we discuss why you should rethink your rates and the services you offer, why diversity, access, and inclusion matter, and how to start crafting communication and your services around great client experiences. Check out these resources for more help:
Do you consistently have a pool of amazing clients ready to hire you? Probably not. Unfortunately, lawyers weren’t taught much about client acquisition, or marketing and sales. Chapter 9 of The Small Firm Roadmap gives you the basics to shift your thinking about acquiring new clients. Use these resources to take the next steps:
Systems & Procedures
In Chapter 10 of The Small Firm Roadmap, we show you how systems allow your firm to deliver consistent, high-quality, and error-free legal work to clients. Ready to start building? These resources will help you jump start the process:
Technology is important and we hope you’ve developed or deepened a genuine curiosity about how it can be used to improve your work. Chapter 11 of The Small Firm Roadmap teaches you the mindset and literacy to use technology to your firm’s advantage. Here are a few tools to kick start the process:
Get Control of Your Law Firm’s Tech with This Simple Tech Audit (No Coding Required)
Time to take stock of all the technology you are using in your firm to see if it is adding sufficient value, and if not, what you need to do to change that. Use our Law Firm Tech Audit to audit your current technology tools and plan for future purchases.
As a business owner, you should be excited about your firm’s numbers! Chapter 12 of The Small Firm Roadmap helps you better understand how the firm’s numbers work and why they are important. Use these tools to start mastering your finances:
People & Staffing
When everyone on your team is in sync and paddling to a rhythm, there’s nothing you can’t do. Chapter 13 of The Small Firm Roadmap teaches you how to build a team rowing in the same direction. These resources will start you on that path:
How to Create an Organization Chart for Your Law Firm That Creates Accountability and Better Results
Traditional law firm decision making and org charts are not helpful for today’s businesses. Use our Accountability Chart Template to think through how best to structure your business to ensure accountability and results.