Practice Management

By Doug Striker The 2017 Aderant “Business of Law and Legal Technology” Survey recently came out and it was fascinating. One of its top findings? Efficiency is key to success in an ever-competitive marketplace. (Hey wait… hasn’t someone you know been saying that for a long time? Oh yeah… me!) In fact, the first finding […]

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By Doug Striker, Ohhhhhhh, lookee there! It’s a fresh new crop of attorneys joining the firm! Aren’t they cute in their wide-eyed excitement over the cases they’ll handle, the team of Cracker Jack attorneys they’re joining, the new suits they bought… But someone’s got to train them in the “Ways of The Firm.” And this […]

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By Sara Scott and Danaé Woody The practice of law is not one-size-fits-all nor is starting a law firm. A new law practice’s success depends on a solid foundation of legal experience, as well as on the founder’s preparedness, personal drive and well-defined goals. Many solo practitioners are blissfully content with generating an annual income […]

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By Damian J. Arguello There is an old adage that virtually every lawyer has heard: A lawyer who represents himself or herself has a fool for a client. This can be especially applicable when a lawyer decides to open up his or her own practice. There are a multitude of steps that any new business […]

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A common misconception about business plans is that once they are written they cannot (and should not) be revised, edited, or changed in any way. In reality, business plans are documents that should be written and then revised as needed as a business grows and evolves. It’s practically impossible to compose a business plan and […]

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One of the most obvious ways to consistently gain new clients, even if your law firm exists in a competitive market, is to stay one step ahead of your competition. This concept sounds quite easy. All you must do is understand what other solo attorneys are doing to gain new clients, and then simply do […]

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 Wouldn’t it be great to have a little bit of extra help around the office when things get busy? Of course it would! Just about anyone would like to pass busy work and mundane tasks to someone who is willing and eager to complete it. If you have work that needs to be done, but […]

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Written by Clio Team, originally posted on July 12, 2017 Every law firm has its sights set on recording an ever-increasing amount of billable hours. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy—particularly for smaller firms that lack the resources and efficiencies that industry juggernauts enjoy. If you work at a small law firm, you likely spend more time […]

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By Gerald D. Pratt with Research Assistance from Patrick T. Pratt If you are a sole practitioner or a member of a small firm, have you ever asked yourself, “What happens to my practice if I get hit by a bus?” As unpleasant as the thought may be, it is a good question to ask […]

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