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5 Tips For Keeping Clients Happy as a Solo Attorney
Keeping clients happy is essential to running a successful solo practice. These great tips can help ensure you’re providing the best customer service in your law firm. 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.
8 Tips on How to Get Clients for Solo Attorneys
So, you just have finished law school and want to start the journey of being a solo attorney. But doing this comes with challenges. Besides having to pay all the bills and do all the work by yourself, you also have to get clients. And while there are many ways to keep your clients happy by having a proactive mindset and communicating effectively, here are some suggestions on how you can get more clients. There are a lot of things to take into consideration when promoting your work, your brand, and yourself. As a solo attorney, you have to do all these things by yourself, and finding the magic formula might be easier than ever with these 8 tips.
4 Proven Ways To Ensure You Work With More Of Your Ideal Clients
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. 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.
How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Clients Want
A great part of being a solo is the ability to do whatever we want, whenever we want. For me personally, this has been one of my favorite reasons for going solo. But it’s important not to forget that we need to take our client’s wants into consideration as well. Otherwise, you’ll risk quickly going out of business. Taking the time to figure out what my clients want has improved my relationships and client satisfaction. Plus my clients are referring new business to me at an even higher rate. Here are some of the ways I achieved this.
5 Tips To Help Lawyers Build Rapport With New Clients
Ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable experience is crucial for the success of any law firm, no matter the size. But it should come as no surprise that creating a pretty website, posting on social media, and sending newsletters is not enough to create that quality experience. To help you hold onto your existing clients and close with new clients, you need to build a strong rapport with them and build mutual respect, instead of numbers that boost your firm’s bottom line.
How To Make The Best First Impression With Your Law Firm’s New Clients
Meeting clients for the first time is probably the most important part of the relationship. The client is trying to decide if you and/or your firm is the right one to represent them. You are trying to understand the client’s issues, earn their confidence, and establish a basis for working together. By not putting your best foot forward you’re making a bad first impression, you’re ultimately making your already challenging job even harder. After all, you are not going to easily build trust with someone who thinks you’re a jerk.
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. These types of clients can manifest themselves in various ways, shapes and forms. Imagine yourself giving a client instructions on when to have a document filled out and ready to submit, only to be met with confusion and further delays from the client. Maybe you are dealing with a client who had a decision made, but they suddenly changed their mind?
Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags When Bringing on Potential Clients
One thing that I have been spending a lot of time thinking about is my overall job satisfaction, and for me, that starts with my 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.
When Are Solo Attorneys Too Accessible to Clients?
As solo attorneys and small firms, customer service is very important to keep our clients happy and get referrals. In fact, it is often the high level of customer service that a solo attorney can provide that is a major factor in why clients choose to retain our services over larger law firms. (And, rightfully so!) After speaking with a colleague who sits on the Disciplinary Committee, I learned that the majority of grievance complaints against solo attorneys center around failing to return calls and regularly communicate with their clients.
Building and Improving Your Client Relationships During Downtime
Even if your practice has temporarily slowed down, continue to improve relationships with current clients, and build new ones too. Right now there are countless law firms that are slowing down their operations while we all work through this new COVID-19 world. It’s a frustrating time for solo and small law firm lawyers that until recently had big plans for this year, but that doesn’t mean everything has to stop for your practice. There is some very important work you can keep doing even if your doors aren’t wide open. For example, now is the perfect time to focus on building and improving your client relationships.