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Small Law Firm:  Important People Behind the Attorney

Small Law Firm The Important People Behind the Attorney

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. For many law firms today, much of the emphasis is on constantly updating and improving technology, and with good reason. Between case management software and cloud computing, I’m able to respond to clients from any remote location and ... Read More »

Avoiding 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

How to Avoid 3 Common Solo Law Firm Pitfalls

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. Solo and small law firm attorneys often struggle with why and when they should bring people in to help, and the answers really aren’t as hard as they need to be. First, the why: You bring people in ... Read More »

Ready, Set, Get Your Small Law Systems in Check

Get Your Small Law Systems in Check

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. The more practitioners rely on technology to manage their law offices, the more important it is to have a solid understanding of how these systems operate and how they can be used to streamline office operations. Resolve to ... Read More »

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

Anyone that peruses the list of predictions for the legal industry in 2015 might be struck by a more upbeat tone than in previous year’s predictions. There is a sense of renewing optimism, cautious as it might be, within the legal community. We can see that reflection in the words of 15 experts in a new eBook we published today ... Read More »

Why Being Brutal is Best: A Solo Attorney on Efficiency

Why Being Brutal is Best A Solo Attorney’s take on Efficiency

The average solo attorney receives upwards of 500 emails per client through the course of a case lifecycle. A quick analysis based on that assumption suggests – a small law firm with roughly 10 clients means partners are likely reading upwards of 5,000 or more client emails. While this may not sound like a staggering number in contrast to some ... Read More »

YouTube Friday: Myths of Law Firm Compensation Plans

Myths of Law Firm Compensation Plans

If you’re compensation plan isn’t aligned with the law firm strategy, then a compensation plan is the firm strategy. That’s according to Tim Corcoran in this interview with Lee Pacchia on Mimesis Law.  Mr. Corcoran noted while he didn’t coin that witty phrase – it’s a great way to explain what he means by “strategy aligned compensation plans.” It’s a ... Read More »

3 Law Firm Surveys Suggest Confidence at Year End

law firm confidence

It’s simply remarkable just how much data is circulating in the legal industry about the state of things.  Last week we examined five law department surveys in the hunt for insights as we turn the corner into 2015. These studies all stemmed from the perspective of the corporate legal department, so this week we thought we’d review several reports predicated ... Read More »

5 Takeaways from a Large Law Reinvention Strategy

5 Takeaways from a Large Law Reinvention Strategy

In late August, Washington Post reporter Catherine Ho wrote a compelling reinvention story on Dickstein Shapiro.  The article sets the stage with series of challenges the firm has faced – from financial performance to the loss of lateral hires to other firms – and then spends the rest of its words describing what the firm is doing about it. By ... Read More »

Seven Tips for Improving Law Firm Billing Efficiency

Seven Tips for Improving Law Firm Billing Efficiency

Note: This post was penned by Loretta Ruppert and originally published in GP Solo in August 2013. Geneva Yourse was a relatively new attorney when she took a big risk: she quit a secure job as an attorney with a family friendly firm.  Why?  Because she wanted to pursue something bigger:  to hang her own shingle.  Hanging up a shingle, ... Read More »

Top 10 Law Firm Collections Challenges and How to Solve Them

How to Develop an Effective Law Firm Collections Strategy

In a Legal Talk Network podcast focused on law firm invoicing and collections, moderator Christopher T. Anderson remarked that upwards of 20% of legal bills are past due.  What is it that’s contributing to this ongoing law firm collections challenge? Some data we both collected and presented at a LexisNexis® Juris® User Group meeting may provide useful insight into the ... Read More »