From getting new clients to the ethics of customer reviews, we blog about everything a solo attorney needs to know. Check out the top blog articles attorneys are talking about this week.
Take a look at our Top 10 blog posts of the week and see what interests you!
1. 9 Irritating Things Insecure People Do When Sharing Law Office Space
No one wants to be around someone who is obviously insecure. In fact, bringing your insecurities into your shared law office will prevent you from making valuable connections. This article explains habits you should avoid so you don’t sabotage your referral potential.
2. Vivian Sobers, Virtual Office Lawyer: 4 Steps for New Solos to Get Clients
The toughest part of being a solo lawyer is getting clients, but there are effective ways to land new business without a huge network. Virtual lawyer, Vivian Sobers, discusses the 4-step process she used to go from zero clients to working on high profile cases in less than a year.
3. Why Law Firms Fail: 8 Things Unsuccessful Solo Attorneys Do
Solo lawyers put a lot on the line to start a law practice, which means it’s understandable that they would be afraid to fail. There is no formula for success; however, there are things you can avoid doing so you don’t put your law firm in jeopardy. This article lists the key mistakes unsuccessful solos make that prevent them from being able to sustain their law practice.
4. Why Attorneys Must Embrace Social Media
More clients are researching attorneys online before making a hiring decision; therefore, it’s more important than ever for attorneys to use social media to boost their credibility and build relationships. This article explains why attorneys who ignore social media could be missing out on new business.
5. The Ethics of Using Online “Customer Reviews” in Attorney Marketing
Do you understand the ethics of online customer reviews? Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to collect reviews from your clients. Business immigration lawyer, Stuart Reich, explains the impact online reviews can have on your law firm and outlines the ethical obligations you must fulfill if you want to use them.
6. How My Decision to Practice Law from a Virtual Office Jump-Started My Law Firm
Not every solo lawyer can afford a physical office when they first launch their practice, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be successful. Agriculture, food, and family law attorney, Cari Rincker, shares her story of starting a solo practice when she first moved to New York and how a virtual office helped her create her path to success.
7. 8 Steps to Good Conference Room Etiquette
In a shared law office space, the way you use a conference room will have a major impact on your reputation and referral potential. This article lists steps you can take to make sure you’re adhering to proper conference room etiquette so you don’t damage any professional relationships.
8. How Solos Can Improve Customer Service by Educating Clients
A good client experience is essential to your firm’s reputation and can often lead to more return business. Family law attorney, Joleena Louis, discusses how education is the key to client satisfaction because an informed client will always feel valued and secure.
9. 5 Biggest Mistakes Attorneys Make on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great platform for building a strong online presence, however, there are many ways attorneys get it wrong. This article lists the most damaging mistakes we’ve seen attorneys make on LinkedIn that prevent them from getting new clients.
10. Technology Solutions Small Firm Lawyers Use to Run Successful Law Practices
In today’s legal industry, technology has become a necessity. This article summarizes our survey results when we asked attorneys about the technology they used to save time and increase profits for their firm.