Melanie Fischer

If you wake up in the morning feeling stress, anxiety, or gloom about what the day has in store for you, you might be experiencing burnout. People can feel burnout in just about any aspect of their life. It’s possible to experience personal burnout, emotional burnout, or physical burnout. When it’s related to your job, […]

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Are you ready to hire someone to answer your phones, keep your office organized, manage your calendar, handle your accounts payable and receivable, and/or assist with any other work-related task? Most solo attorneys could benefit from at least a little bit of extra help at the office. But hiring is not necessarily an easy process. […]

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When business is booming, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to imagine that things might slow down in the future. However, anyone who owns a business, no matter the industry, is keenly aware that there are typically busy times of year and slow times of year. The legal profession is no exception. Unfortunately, it […]

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Are you running a busy solo law practice that is profitable? Do you have an ongoing stream of prospective clients regularly contacting you for legal representation? Does your firm focus on an area of law that interests you? If you can answer yes to these three questions, you are certainly on the right track with […]

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Would you describe your office as cluttered or disorganized? Does it look like a jumbled mess? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, your office might need a serious overhaul. You may have a pretty good idea about where most of all of the important pieces of paper are located in your messy […]

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January 1st has come and gone. Does that mean it’s too late to make New Year’s resolutions? Many people wait until January 1st to make commitments, promises, and pledges on what they will do better or on how they will achieve greater success in the upcoming year. However, there is absolutely no rule that says […]

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Starting a solo law practice is a major accomplishment. No matter how many days, weeks, months, or years you have been anticipating the grand opening of your new law practice, your firm’s grand opening is a significant milestone. Once you are open for business, you can hit the ground running. Hopefully, you will face nothing […]

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Providing pro bono legal services is an excellent way for attorneys to give back to their community. Offering pro bono legal services can be beneficial to attorneys for many reasons. Not only can providing free or reduced-fee legal services make a positive impact on the lives of others, but attorneys who donate their time and […]

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What causes a prospective client choose you over another attorney? Is it your office location? Your fee structure? The number of years you have been practicing law? It’s possible that your potential clients are, in fact, concerned about the location of your office, your fees, and your professional experience. However, it’s likely that prospective clients […]

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When you were a child, did you ever argue with your parents or siblings? Did you protest doing things that you did not want to do? Were you loud and demanding – and never accepted “no” for an answer? In response to your childhood personality, did your parents ever say, “Wow! You are going to […]

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