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1. Should Attorneys Charge a Consultation Fee?
As a solo and small firm attorneys, our worth is literally measured by the hour. (That’s why they call it a billable hour, right?) This makes us different from many professions. On one hand, I didn’t want to come off as greedy, but on the other hand, I did not want to waste three to four hours of my day on client leads that may not materialize.
2. Shop Talk: Clients Who Don’t Pay Piss Me Off
The number of clients who just don’t pay their legal bills never ceases to amaze me. Frankly, it pisses me off. You’d think that clients would think twice about stiffing a professional who is in the lawsuit business, but they do not. It used to happen to my firm more frequently, but over the years I’ve modified our billing practices to eliminate many sources of collection problems. Yet, despite our best efforts, problems still come up, as it did last month.
3. How Lawyers Can Make the Most of Local Search Marketing
The importance of local Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in promoting your business in your neighborhood is undeniable. Google has become the Yellow Pages of today’s digital era. An increasing number of people are using their mobile phones to find and know more about local businesses around them.
4. I Felt like a Wallflower at Lawyer Networking Events Until I Started Doing This
I like networking as long as it’s the one-on-one variety where you get to sit down and really learn something about the other person. I find that fun. But networking events…if you put me in a room with lots of other professionals and leave me to “mingle”, I feel like a gangly, awkward mess dressed in a nice suit. I envy people who can work in a room with ease. Those people who have quick lines or funny anecdotes at the tip of their tongue.
5. 3 Ways Lawyers Can Fortify Their Entrepreneurial Spirit
Having a strong entrepreneurial spirit is an essential character trait needed for lawyers to hope to build, develop, and grow a successful law firm. Spirit is what separates the entrepreneurial winners from losers and those whose firms fail to reach their full potential.
6. 5 Tips For Keeping Clients Happy as a Solo Attorney
The number one thing solo attorneys constantly worry about is where they’re getting their next piece of business. Whether it’s from referrals or attracting new prospects, getting new clients as a solo lawyer is tough. But what about once you have clients? This is where customer service comes into play and truly sets the foundation for successful law practice. In fact, keeping your clients happy may be the key to never worrying about new business.
7. How to Create a Perfect Client Experience
When clients visit your law firm, they are often not coming for the best of reasons. Legal matters are not always pleasant. Your clients know that. What they expect from your firm is convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness. They come to you with complete confidence that you’ll do things right, with enough involvement from their part. How do you provide that perfect client experience?
8. 5 Ways Your Law Firm Can Block Out Disruptions in The Legal Industry
Over the years, advancements in technology have rendered many industries prone to disruption and the legal industry is no exception. The firms that are able to navigate those disruptions the best are those that innovate and leverage new technology and business models for better product creation, analysis, improved productivity, and more.
9. Leaving A Firm and Going Solo: Advice On How To Succeed As A New Solo
Don’t assume that owning your own solo law firm is something mythical or impossible because it isn’t. Yes, it is very different from being an associate or partner working in someone else’s firm, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue the idea of being a solo practitioner. If you’ve delayed starting your own solo venture because you can’t quite figure out how to make the mental leap from employee to owner, this article is for you. Here is what is necessary to get into the right mindset.
10. Tips On Finding The Right Seo Agency For Your Law Firm
Hiring a search engine optimization (SEO) agency sounds simple, just like picking the right plumber to fix your sink or carpenter to build your new deck. But in reality, it is much more complex and your selection here can easily make or break your practice. Finding the right SEO agency for your law firm can help establish your practice as the go-to resource for your ideal clientele. Hiring the wrong one can bring your whole practice crashing down.