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Legal Market Review:  Small Firms Struggle in the South

Legal Market Review Small Firms Struggle in the South-head

Law firm consulting group, PerformLaw recently published a series of legal market reviews providing an analysis of attorney headcounts at law firms in six demographic regions.  In some cases, the reports look at a single city, while in others it provides a view of a larger geographic area. “All of the markets are generally flat, but inside the data are ... Read More »

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle

Note: A team contributed to this post.   “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are ... Read More »

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

12 Tips for Implementing a Small Law Strategy

Note:  The following is a guest post by Charity Anastasio. The firm has spent months devising its strategic plan. It decided on a vision and mission, a team was assembled that looked at the environment internally and externally with a PEST analysis and a SWOT analysis, tried to apply the Porter Five Forces rivalry analysis and narrow its plan by ... Read More »

5 Questions with a Small Law Attorney for Online Marketing

5 Questions with a Small Law Attorney for Online Marketing-header

Attorney Justin Kelsey started college as an engineer and finished with a law degree.  He next went to work for a law firm and about four years later, then hung out his own shingle. Today he runs a small practice – Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. – located just outside of Boston.  The firm is modeled for agility, focuses on ... Read More »

Building a Case for a Small Law Firm Blog

Building a Case for a Small Law Firm Blog

As a self-described “young female litigator” three years ago she was looking for an outlet – a means to think, write and perhaps connect.  She started a blog – The Limber Lawyer – and something magical happened:  people started reading it.   And her musings opened up opportunities. For Victoria Santoro, an associate with the Boston-based law firm Meehan, Boyle, Black ... Read More »

5 Critical Questions for Building a Law Practice

5 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself When Building a Law Practice

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. I’m often asked about the most effective approach to take when building a law practice. While there are many different ways to go about it, my answer is always the same: the best thing you can do is ... Read More »

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 »

Monthly Nut: Law Firms by Numbers [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

Monthly Nut Law Firms by Numbers ABA TECHSHOW

If you have data, decisions about law firm management, such as work load, aren’t merely about “feelings” according to Haley Odom Ackerman.  More importantly, Peggy Gruenke added, tracking key metrics is the only way to effectively manage costs and grow a law business profitably. The duo teamed up to co-present a session at the ABA TECHSHOW titled 5 Reports your ... Read More »

Do Small Law Firms Need Policies and Procedures?

Do Small Law Firms Need Policies and Procedures

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. We often hear the question, “If it is just me or a few people in the firm, why does a policy and procedure manual matter?” Because no matter the size of your firm, people respond well to structure ... Read More »

Build a Full-Service Practice Without Spending a Penny

Build a Full-Service Practice Without Spending a Penny

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. Do you think it’s possible to build a full-service practice, serve your clients more fully, and develop a new income stream – all with no outlay of cash? It’s as simple as forming alliances with other attorneys ... Read More »