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Tips To Consider When Hiring Remote Workers For Your Law Firm
If you’re able to identify and hire the right remote candidates then your practice will be on the right path to grow and succeed. Due to the current state of the world, many lawyers who might have once been against or resistant to the idea of remote work have had to adapt and find success in their new homework environment. But it is one thing for you to work from home, it’s a whole other animal when it comes to hiring staff members that plan to work from home full-time as well.
4 Essential Things You and Your Law Firm Must Do Before Hiring That First Employee
Congratulations! You’ve built and established your solo practice in a successful law firm. However, now you struggle to find time to focus on the continued growth of your practice because you’re so busy performing day-to-day tasks. You’re now at the point where your solo practice needs to evolve into a small law firm and hire your first employee. This could be a paralegal or maybe even an associate, but no matter who you hire or for what position, there are several things that you and your firm must do to prepare for the first addition to your firm. Here are four things to recognize and prepare for before hiring your first employee.
4 Important Lessons For Lawyers That Just Made Their First Hire
Leadership is a concept that should be familiar to most of us and is a skill that many pick up throughout their lives naturally. What makes this an even larger challenge is when your practice takes the leap from solo to a small law firm. You’re not only responsible for someone else now, but you have to know how to lead them towards success as well. Your practice depends on it. Here are four essential tips you need to know if you’re thinking about growing your practice past the solo stages. Follow the article and prepare to start to grow your empire.
Are Lawyers Horrible Bosses?
I bet for many of you, bad bosses were a contributing factor in your decision to start a firm. It was for me. It was for my law partner. Yet when success affords the self-employed attorney the ability to hire staff, we too are often guilty of treating staff poorly. Given the universality of bad bosses in law firms, it makes me wonder if the practice is conducive to producing “good bosses”? Here are 7 reasons why the cards may be stacked against us.
3 Badly Behaved Bosses Frequently Found In Law Firms
Bad managers often rank high among our reasons to leave the firm life for solo law practice. The Deposer, The Aggressive Chihuahua, and Judge Judy may have been contributing factors. A feature article in a back issue of Entrepreneurs Organization’s monthly newsletter titled: Are you a horrible boss? caught my attention. If you have been tasked with the significant responsibility of managing staff, it’s probably something that you think about from time to time (or at least you should). Without associates, paralegals, and admin staff, it’s a mathematical certainty that the self-employed lawyer will hit an income plateau that they will never get past on their own. After all, there are so many hours in a day, which leaves only so much time for marketing, work production, firm admin, eating, sleeping, and family/social time.
How to Grow Your New York Virtual Law Firm with Paralegal Solutions
Virtual paralegal solutions for a virtual law firm will help support the needs of your New York practice while allowing you more time to grow your business. Congratulations! You’ve finally launched your virtual law firm in New York. However, you struggle to find time to focus on the growth of your practice because you’re so busy performing day-to-day tasks. Finding the right paralegal solution for your virtual law firm is essential to the success of your practice.
Am I Getting In The Way of Growing My Practice?
I am part of an all-lawyer mastermind group. A mastermind is a group of peers who meet regularly to help each other navigate through business challenges using the collective intelligence of others, share business development tips and, sometimes, referrals. It’s like combining the regularity and discipline of a networking group, with the power and accountability of a board of directors. Ultimately, the group helps you anticipate and resolve challenges, makes sure you continue to progress towards your goals, and keeps you accountable for taking the actions necessary to achieve your goals.
Don’t Make These Foolish Mistakes In Your Law Practice
To have a successful law practice, one needs to know the ins and out of the industry so they can decipher what works best and what doesn’t for their practice. If you keep making the same mistakes, stop it now! It’s better to learn so you can grow and be successful in the future. Things you should avoid doing in your law firm. When it comes to establishing and developing a firm, there are seven common mistakes made by those in control.
A Little-Known, Valuable Research Resource for New York Lawyers
The New York State Library is the greatest little-known, completely free, legal research resource for New York lawyers. New York State Library members have remote access to an extensive collection of online databases in various subjects and can borrow any circulating materials from the library’s collection. The Library also assists with legislative history research.
Saving Your Firm Both Time and Money. David Bitton of PracticePanther.com has the Answers [Interview]
Legal software expert Dabid Bitton of PracticePanther.com explains how using the right tools can save lawyers time, money, and headaches. David Bitton is the CEO of PracticePanther, a case management software that raised $3.5 million and is helping thousands of attorneys in over 25 countries manage their firms. We asked David how lawyers could manage their practices more efficiently. Here’s what he had to say.