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1. 5 Solutions for Dealing with Problem Clients in Your Law Firm
The problem client. You’ve heard of them before. Maybe you’ve even experienced one in your law firm. But just because you may have encountered this type of client in the past, doesn’t mean you are more prepared to deal with them in the future. Follow this article and get advice for handling such clients and eliminating unnecessary stress from your firm.
2. How to Turn Your Law Firm Website Into a Referral Machine – DIY Guide Part 1: NAP(S)
After building the perfect website for your firm, you may think it’s now time to sit back and watch the new clients come rolling in. Unfortunately, that is not how it works. Follow the experiences of one small firm lawyer, and discover how she turned her brand new website into her firm’s largest referral source!
3. Don’t Follow My Example: My Advice to Those thinking of Going Solo
Liz Johnson is a newly admitted lawyer who has decided to open up her own firm after graduating law school. But how she went about opening her own firm was both unique and (in her opinion) unrecommended. Follow Liz’s story and advice in this article to make sure you are more prepared than she was when launching your own solo law firm.
4. How to Dress Like a Lawyer: 5 Easy Tips to be a “Knockout” While Knocking Out the Competition
Fashion and style are critical elements of any lawyer’s overall brand. You don’t want to damage your reputation by dressing too casual. Learn five tips for dressing professionally and appropriately so you can use your wardrobe to close new clients.
5. How Going Solo Helped Me Get Through One of Life’s Most Difficult Moments
Being a solo lawyer can have many different effects on your life, not just professionally, but in your entire life as a whole. Follow the story of one solo lawyer, and see how both the lessons learned from being a self-employed lawyer and other various aspects of being a solo, helped him and his family through one of their live’s most challenging moments.
6. The Up-Front Costs of Leasing Law Office Space May Stop You Before You Get Started
Leasing your very own office space directly from a landlord requires a substantial up-front cash investment, making it a very expensive option. If you are thinking of leasing office space for your firm, then read this article to learn about these seven different expenses that add up quickly, and can stop your firm in its tracks.
7. Your Referral Potential Can Benefit From Shared Law Office Space
Referrals are can make or break an attorney’s career and are the basis of continuing practice. If you think about it, referrals comprise at least half the income for solos and small firms every year. Follow this article to learn how a shared law office space can be utilized as a tool for your firm, to build referral potential in the easiest way possible.
8. Pros and Cons of Starting Your Own Practice. Advice from Employment Lawyer Donna Ballman
While starting your own practice is exciting, it is important to know that there are several pros and cons that come with being a self-employed attorney. We interviewed employment lawyer Donna Ballman, to get her input on the ups and downs that come with starting your own practice, and to learn how she would have done things differently if she could.
9. How to get Experience and Build a Network When You First Start Practicing Law
As a newly admitted attorney, not only do you lack a network to help you get your law practice off the ground, but you also don’t have the credibility you need to attract new clients. Follow the advice that one attorney used to gain experience and build a referral network right out of law school.
10. 6 Simple Social Organization Steps that Increase Referrals
You may think that networking is a necessary evil to keep the phone ringing with new clients. But for some lawyers, networking is as easy as showing up to work and being nice to their neighbors. In our space, we have noticed that attorneys who have the best referral networks stay socially organized by following this easy six-step system.