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Friday Share: Client Satisfaction Keeps Small Law Up at Night

Client Satisfaction Keeps Small Law Up at Night-small

What’s the biggest concern keeping small law firm attorneys up at night?  Client satisfaction according to a LexisNexis Firm Manager® poll conducted of attendees at the recent ABA TECHSHOW. Some of the other top concerns that get between a lawyer and a good night’s sleep included, case management chaos, managing calendars , file security and malpractice.   The image nearby depicts ... Read More »

The Deep Discount Attorney and other Cautionary Tales

The Deep Discount Attorney and other Cautionary Tales

At the beginning of the year, we shared big ideas from Ann Guinn: Infographic: 9 Ways to Run a Small Law Firm as a Business.  More recently, she presented these insights during a webinar titled: The Happy Lawyer’s Guide to Running Your Firm like a Business. While much of her discussion covers the 9 keys to running a firm like ... Read More »

Winning Small Law Clients: Tips from a Shoe Salesperson

Want to Win More Clients Watch a Shoe Salesperson, Says Survey

Law firms can learn a thing or two about client service by emulating a Nordstrom shoe salesperson, says a new ABA Benchmark Client Intake Study. The survey, which aims to get a real sense for what prospective clients experience when trying to engage with a law firm, concludes law firms are missing the client service mark in a big way. ... Read More »

Don’t Use Ugly Data: 5 Secrets for Small Law Firm Accounting

Don’t Use Ugly Data 5 Secrets for Small Law Firm Accounting

“Nobody wants to look at ugly data,” says Tyler Chapman. He finds offering stakeholders sloppy and unpolished reports is one of the biggest accounting blunders law firm accounting staff can make. Instead, the LexisNexis business consultant recommends staff consider the audience first and customize reports for easy absorption. Polished reports are a function of process – and good process breeds ... Read More »

10 Signs Small Law Firms are leaving $10k a Year on the Table

10 Signs Small Law Firms are leaving $10k a Year on the Table

“If you’re not earning adequately, you’re probably not taking care of your clients adequately,” says law firm practice management consultant, Ann Guinn. Ms. Guinn believes a majority of solo and small firm attorneys are leaving money on the table, upwards of $10,000 annually and unnecessarily. “In my 30-something years in the legal industry, I never met an attorney or law ... Read More »

A Powerful Example of Why Small Law Firms Need Policies

A Powerful Example of Why Small Law Firms Need Policies

In this moment, attendees had forgotten their mobile devices as all heads snapped up. Attendees of this LegalTech session – Moneyball  for Lawyers: Using Data to Build a Major-League Law Practice – watched and listened with undivided attention. The presenter, Christopher T. Anderson, asked, perhaps demanded, a young lady, a legal marketer, sitting in the front of the conference room ... Read More »

Infographic: 9 Ways to Run a Small Law Firm as a Business

Infographic 9 Ways to Run a Small Law Firm as a Business-small

Earlier this month we proposed 5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers.  The resolutions are based on a white paper titled Nine Proven Strategies to Help Earn What You Deserve at Your Law Firm. Today, we offer the cliff note version of the white paper in an infographic format.  It’s this week’s Friday Share. 9 Ways to Run ... Read More »

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

The practice of making New Year resolutions is thought to have stemmed from the Babylonians, according to the History Channel.   Citizens of this ancient people would reportedly vow to return borrowed farm equipment and pay off debt. While the account makes no mention of track record for sticking to those resolutions, both appear to center on financial well-being. It’s in ... Read More »

5 Immediate Needs in Hanging out a Shingle

5 Immediate Needs in Hanging out a Shingle

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Any new small business owner runs into immediate needs the moment the door to the shop swings open.  New law firms, whether a newly minted attorney or a veteran litigator breaking off from Big Law to go it ... Read More »

4 Creative Business Insights from Small Law Super Lawyers

4 Creative Business Strategies from Small Law Super Lawyers

Every business is unique and often that uniqueness is tied to climate or culture.  In our view, law firms – the business of law – aren’t exempt. No place does that come through than in dozens of case studies (i.e. Time Matters, PCLaw, Juris) we compile every year. Certainly the focus of a case study is to draw forth exactly ... Read More »