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It is easy to decide that the only way your firm will be profitable is for you to scrimp and save every penny. However, sometimes you have to spend money (wisely) to make money.
One of the biggest challenges for all attorneys is balancing their current caseload against making sure new cases are coming through the door. Not every potential client, however, is created equal. Beware of the dreaded tire kicker—also known as a time vampire.
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.
Imagine you are trying to contact a lawyer about hiring him. So you send him an email like a normal person does. Almost immediately, you get a reply: “What the hell? Who is David and why is he sending me spammy email?” That’s my first reaction pretty much every time. (My second reaction is to […]
Getting your first client is not easy. But with the right mental approach, and some hustle, you'll have a full caseload before you know it.
In a sense, Avvo is taking sides in the debate lawyers have been having for years over whether or not to charge for consultations. With Avvo Advisor, the answer is yes.
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.
We tried to find ten legal advertising ads that were actually good, not “oh god that’s so bad it is hilarious” good. Spoiler alert: we totally couldn’t.
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.