Microsoft Bookings Adds Appointment Scheduling to Office 365
Bookings is a new Office 365 app from Microsoft for scheduling appointments.
First Look: Intake123
Intake 123 is client intake software designed for attorneys. Unfortunately, it is hobbled by some poor design choices that make it very difficult to use.
How To Hire Your First Associate Attorney
You’ve made all the calculations and want to go ahead with hiring your first associate attorney. What do you do next? When you hire any employee, you have to consider a whole new range of issues.
Improve your Firm’s Profitability with Product Thinking
By thinking of your practice areas as product lines, you can begin to rethink—and easily calculate—profitability.
Get a Successful Practice by Improving 1% at a Time
If you improve one thing at a time, one percent at a time, you will end up with a much more satisfying—and probably successful—law practice.
How to Deduct Travel Expenses
As a lawyer, you often have to travel to serve your clients. Sitting around is simply not an option. Make sure to deduct those travel expenses for your next tax filing.
How to Run Effective Meetings
Meetings can be a huge waste of time for lawyers. Make yours more effective and waste less time with these tips.
How to Fire an Associate Attorney
Hopefully, you’ll never need to fire an associate attorney you hired. But once you decide that it’s time to fire your associate, here are some keys to minimizing potential problems.
How To Tell Whether Your Bad Date is Tax Deductible
Deducting entertainment expenses is complicated to do. Nonetheless, if done right, you may be able to write off that bad date you recently went on.
8 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Customer Service
It doesn’t matter how great of an attorney you are if you don’t have any clients. If you want to continue to grow your law firm, you must focus on customer service.
Yes, Your Personality Matters to Clients
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.
7 Reasons You Might Get Audited
Unfortunately, there is no full-proof way to prevent a tax audit. But unexpectedly preparing for and enduring an IRS audit is a major time suck and about as entertaining as watching paint dry.
Why Lawyers Struggle with Accounting Software
Let’s face it, most accounting software wasn’t made with advance fees, trust accounts, and eat what you kill compensation structures in mind. QuickBooks and Xero are good small-business accounting software, but they can feel clunky for a law practice. If you aren’t using practice management software with a full-on accounting and billing component, here is what you might be […]
Podcast #63: Controlling Your Information in the Digital Age, with Tom Mighell
Sam and Tom Mighell talk about how to keep your information—client data, finance documents, and other records—preserved, orderly, and accessible using a data map. Tom also tells lawyers that even though abundant online storage gives you the ability to keep all of your client and business record data, that doesn't mean you should.
How To Dissolve a Law Partnership
But plans don't always work out, and what was once a promising law firm can find itself headed toward dissolution. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in the position of having to dissolve your law firm.