How to Keep Your Solo Practice Sustainable and Lean
Make sure you can keep your solo practice running until it succeeds by keeping costs down and overhead low.
Hiring Employees Using Craigslist
Craigslist's basic interface, low-cost listings, and wealth of potential applicants will more than likely get you the right person for your law firm — even if the list of applicants seems daunting to sift through at first.
Going Paperless: Everything You Need to Get Started
Once you have the right equipment and a basic plan, start scanning! Soon you will have a more efficient, more portable, more paperless office.
Podcast #8: Aaron Hall’s Client-Satisfaction Guarantee
Sam and Aaron talk with Jeena Cho about why jerky law students become jerky lawyers, and then Aaron Hall explains why and how he is giving some clients a satisfaction guarantee.
Clio Announces Cheaper and More-Expensive Pricing Options
A year after it raised prices, Clio announced a new, 3-tier pricing structure.
The Solo Lawyer’s Guide to Tax Deductions
Minimize your tax bill with deductions and avoid an argument with a tax advisor, or worse, an IRS auditor
If You Want to Improve Your Law Practice, Start Experimenting
Keep experimenting until you find a way to improve your law practice, then test the improvements with more experiments.
Podcast #2: Paul Floyd on How to Value and Sell a Law Practice
Paul finally explained law practice valuation so I could understand: the best way to value a law practice is not to value it.
Why You Should Keep a Call Log
"Call Log: It’ll save your ass."
Maybe You Shouldn’t Answer Your Own Phone. Here’s Why.
The point is to use the phone when you can be effective, not when you are going to be distracted and ineffective.
What Did You Think and Learn this Year? What Are Your Goals for Next Year?
The new year is a great time to stop and reflect on what you thought and what you learned during the year gone by, and set goals for next year.
Prevent Phone Calls From Monopolizing Your Time
Keep your clients happy, your phone from ringing, and yourself out of ethical trouble.
Retirement Options for Solo and Small Law Firms
Going solo does not mean foregoing a comfortable retirement. There are plenty of options to make sure you aren't litigating on your death bed.
Book Review: The Practice
The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering is full of excellent advice from Brian Tannebaum about how be a lawyer and build a successful law practice from a lawyer who likes to play the part of a troll online. I have been reading Brian Tannebaum’s blog for almost as long as he has been writing it, […]
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.