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Metrics that Matter to Small Law Firms

How to Calculate Client Acquisition Cost

KPIs are quantifiable values that show how well a firm is doing, but most small law firms don't take advantage of using them. Here's how to assess your client acquisition cost.

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Podcast #112: How to Ditch Your Computer and Work from Your Phone, with Chad Burton

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, Curo Legal founder Chad Burton explains how (and why) he ditched his computer for an iPad Pro, and then ditched his iPad Pro for his iPhone.

Authenticity as a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Taking time to share details of your personal life can serve as a marketing strategy and help you make connections to clients and potential clients.

Metrics that Matter to Small Law Firms

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How to Calculate Your New Business Pipeline

A KPI is a quantifiable value which shows how well a firm is achieving its key objectives, but most small law firms don't take advantage of using them. Here's how to implement a sales pipeline approach for your firm so you can estimate your future work.

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How I Lost My Laptop Full of Client Data and Barely Broke a Sweat

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The Best Legal Pad for Legal Work

You use legal pads every day. Rather than scraping by with lackluster legal pads from your office closet, purchase a legal pad that can handle the rough and tumbles of your daily life. It's for your own good.

Damn Good Advice from TBD2

Damn Good Advice for Lawyers, from TBD Law, Part 2 of 2

For the second edition of TBD Law, attendees were asked to share some great ideas and advice.

The 15 Biggest Mistakes TBD Law Attendees Have Made (and What They Learned)

At the beginning of TBD2, the second edition of TBD Law, lawyers were asked to talk about their biggest mistake and what they learned from it. Sharing those mistakes and lessons with others helps ensure that they don't make the same mistake too.

Damn Good Advice from TBD2

Damn Good Advice for Lawyers, from TBD Law, Part 1 of 2

For the second edition of TBD Law, attendees were asked to share an idea, a lesson they'd learned, a best practice they had, or just some great advice. Here are some of their answers.

Lawyers, Stop Writing (and Saying) These Things Immediately

Wherever lawyers stand on legalese, they should, at least, stand on reason.