Practice Management

Below are our best law practice management tips and advice, so get your practice in order!

We recommend you transition to a paperless office, try alternative billing, outsource menial tasks, create the ability to have a mobile law office, and streamline your procedures.

We also offer ideas on the best legal software and on maximizing your continuing legal education.

Once you are on your feet, you might be interested in learning our favorite productivity tactics, including the Getting Things Done (GTD) system.

Need more ideas? Join other innovative lawyers in the Lawyerist LAB.

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First Look: CaseFleet

CaseFleet is case management software that helps litigators organize a wide variety of materials. At a higher price point, it is full-fledged law practice management software. Here is our first look.

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Pay Yourself a Competitive Wage

Your small law firm is a business. You are both a partner and an owner of your firm. Make the smart decision to start acting like a business and pay yourself like you would any other employee.

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The Art of Negotiation: Get Inside Your Opponent’s Head

The more you learn about opposing counsel, the more effective a negotiator you will be. Here are some tips on how to accomplish that.

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Weekend Project: Unbundling, a Thought Experiment

This weekend, consider the various services you perform for clients and identify at least one service you could do without signing a full-representation agreement.

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Podcast #89: Starting a Solo Practice, with Mac Power Users Podcaster Katie Floyd

During this week's podcast, Aaron and Sam discuss why sometimes lawyers should shorten written content, and Sam talks with Katie Floyd, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, about setting up her solo practice and tips for Mac and iOS users.

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Weekend Project: Plan Ahead

You know you need to get organized, and this is the weekend to do it!

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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.

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4 Things Small Firms Can Do to Avoid Extinction

The future holds promise for firms that adapt and extinction for those that refuse.

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Podcast #86: Going Mobile without Losing Balance, with Kristin LaMont

This week, Sam talks with Kristin LaMont, lawyer and adjunct professor, about how to maintain your work-life balance when your firm goes mobile.

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The Art of Negotiation: Client Goals and Settlement Authority

Successful negotiation starts with a clear understanding of client goals and a lawyer's settlement authority.

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Comparing Credit Card Transaction Fees for Law Practice Management Software Billing Portals

Accepting credit cards from clients used to be a complicated mess. But many practice management software providers now make it easy to credit card payments.