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Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags When Bringing on Potential Clients
A bad client (or many bad clients) will increase your stress and cause you to hate your work. I’m in my happy place when I work on cases that I believe in and with clients I trust. My goal is to never have that one case or file that I avoid simply because I hate it. If you are a litigator, it can sometimes be difficult to get off of a case once it has reached a certain point, so your best bet is to prequalify your clients before accepting the case. Over the past few years, I’ve come up with a few rules that help me weed out potential clients who don’t fit with my practice.
What To Do When Your Cases Are Emotionally Draining
Being a divorce attorney means my work is often exciting, but also very emotionally draining. I am constantly dealing with high conflict situations between highly emotional people and it often takes a toll on my mental well being. It takes a bit of extra effort to make sure I don’t burn out and leave family law forever. In this week’s edition of Things, I Wish I Knew, solo divorce lawyer Joleena Louis shares her top tips for avoiding the emotional drain that comes with her practice area.
The 6 Benefits Lawyers will Gain by Becoming Better Listeners
Listening is one of the most important skills for any lawyer that hopes of having a long and successful legal career. As a successful lawyer and law firm owner, leading and directing probably comes naturally, but for some, listening has become a neglected skill. Perhaps it’s because we’re all running in high gear, productivity is paramount, and we simply don’t take the time to slow down and truly hear what’s going on around us. Here are 6 benefits lawyers can gain by adapting better listening habits.
Computer Problems In A Solo Practice: 4 Tips to be Prepared When Disaster Strikes
In this week’s edition of Things I Wish I Knew, Joleena Louis discusses computer problems in solo practice and how attorneys can prepare themselves. Here are a few things she has learned to prepare herself for any other future computer crashes.
4 Proven Ways To Ensure You Work With More Of Your Ideal Clients
There are many ways to quickly grow a solo or small law firm, but there’s one thing that will have the quickest and greatest results, only working with your ideal clients. Making it easier for you to become the go-to expert with your niche and for your colleagues to refer new clients to you with ease. Working with the right client is one of the best ways to grow your practice. This article will help you work with more of your ideal clients.
How To Improve Every Aspect Of Your Practice By Focusing On Critical Thinking
Learn about the traits of great critical thinkers and discover how they can help you to run a better law firm. Critical thinkers focus on thinking clearly and rationally, making logical connections between ideas. Lawyers who are going to run the best practices are also often very strong critical thinkers.
3 Tips for Bouncing Back After a Setback
Want to grow your practice? Then you will make mistakes. Follow these three tips to ensure you recover quickly and effectively. If you are going to grow your practice, then you’re going to make mistakes. They are an essential part of any growing business, and how you handle them can determine your firm’s future.
7 Best Articles on Disaster Planning for Lawyers
Law firms, no matter how successful, are not indestructible or fool-proof. You must have a plan in place for the possibility of a potential disaster. Take a look at or top article picks for planning for disaster in your small firm so you can minimize any possible damage.
5 Tips to Help You Avoid Setbacks in Your Solo Practice
Solo attorneys are constantly “putting out fires.” It’s one of the biggest productivity killers and prevents them from getting real work done. It’s an easy trap to fall into when you’re managing your practice, keeping track of finances and marketing, all while staying on top of a heavy caseload. In this week’s edition of Things, I Wish I Knew, New York lawyer Joleena Louis shares five helpful tactics she uses to proactively avoid setbacks in her solo practice.
8 Critical Social Media Errors Made By Lawyers
The legal field is not an industry that stands out in your mind when it comes to social media. As a traditional field, with a long history both in and out of the tech age, there might not be a lot of pressure to get involved in social media marketing. If you’re not using social media to market your firm then you’re going to get left behind. Follow these tips to avoid the most critical errors when using social media marketing.