It seems like you can’t read about any new industry trends without hearing about artificial intelligence and how it is changing the world. The days of artificial intelligence being the exclusive domain of tech moguls are over for now, tools powered by artificial intelligence are present in almost … Read more about Does My Law Firm Need Artificial Intelligence?
As Uber continues to increase in popularity, some Uber drivers are now being given the option to purchase personal injury insurance. While not available in all 50 states, Uber will now begin to charge an additional 5 cents per mile in 8 states in order to cover potential personal injury scenarios … Read more about Uber Accident Insurance–Who Pays?
By Stephanie Caudle, contributing writer Over the last several years bull riding has become increasingly popular in bars throughout the country. Week after week bar patrons come into local bars hoping they can finally gain the bragging rights associated with not being thrown off of the mechanical … Read more about Mechanical Bull Injuries–Who’s Liable?
The nation’s opioid epidemic is having a major impact on the workplace. According to a survey conducted by CompPharma, an industry group that seeks to control Workers’ Compensation spending, more than $1.5 billion was spent on opioids by Workers’ Compensation insurers in 2015, with prescriptions for … Read more about State Workers’ Comp Bureaus Battle Opioid Addiction
Workers Compensation can be confusing for attorneys, employers and workers alike, and it doesn't help that there are numerous myths floating around the rumor mill at any given moment. Whether you're looking for Workers Compensation Leads or simply trying to clarify how your state's own Workers Comp … Read more about Top 5 Workers Compensation Myths
by Stephanie Caudle, contributing writer Social media, pay per click, television commercials and the list goes on and on of the numerous tactics used by lawyers in order to employ new personal injury clients. The biggest issue with marketing in the personal injury realm is that some lawyers … Read more about 5 Ways To Maximize Your Online Presence
by Stephanie Caudle, contributing writer Over the last several months, self driving cars have continued to be featured in breaking news headlines thanks in part to a recent Uber self driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. As an immediate response to the car accident the team at Uber agreed to … Read more about Could Driverless Cars Increase Personal Injury Accidents?
by Stephanie Caudle, contributing writer Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and the list goes on and on of some of the most popular social media platforms available for free usage on the internet. Every day, millions if not billions of people upload personal information about themselves (and … Read more about Social Media and Social Security Disabilty–Use Caution When Posting Online
Workers’ Compensation is a concept that most employees and companies across the country don’t have the opportunity to even have a second thought about. It is defined by Wikipedia as a form providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange … Read more about The Dangers of Having No Workers’ Compensation Plan
Here are 25 inspirational quotes for young and old lawyers alike. We can all use a little perspective and breeze at our backs from those who went before us. . . “Leave all work problems at the door of your home – Many young lawyers have bad days (guess what, so do older lawyers). It is very … Read more about 25 Inspirational Quotes for Lawyers
Practice and case management software provides attorneys with a convenient method of effectively managing client and case information, including contacts, calendaring, documents, and other specifics by facilitating automation in law practices. It can be used to share information with other attorneys … Read more about Do I Need Case Management Software for My Law Firm?
Without question, being as productive as possible is the basis for a successful law firm. But, with so many interruptions, screens, commitments vying for your time it is easy to end up in a state of paralysis and not really addressing the priorities that are going to move your business forward. As … Read more about 7 Productivity Hacks for Lawyers
The Greek word “euthymia” is one we should think of often: It is the sense of our own path and how to stay on it without getting distracted by all the others that intersect it. When it comes to growing your law practice, setting goals can make all the difference. At JurisLead we interact with a lot … Read more about Get S.M.A.R.T. with your Law Firm Lead Generation
By Doug Walker, Deputy Commissioner, Communications On Monday, September 26, Social Security will publish a final rule to update the criteria used to evaluate disability claims involving mental disorders. This rule, “Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders,” is the most … Read more about Social Security Revises Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disabilities
As Director of JurisLead, one of the responsibilities I take very seriously is to share the knowledge I have learned from working with hundreds of law firms across the country. Law schools and higher education in general have done a poor job of teaching lawyers how to effectively market their law … Read more about Build Your Biz Dev Round Table
Click here for full story By Stephanie Caudle Personal injury cases often turn on whether one party was negligent. However, at law, negligence can have several different meanings. In some personal injury cases, the specific issue in the case comes down to whether the defendant was “grossly … Read more about New Florida Law Defines Negligence in Workers’ Compensation Cases
The “Un-cola”, “When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight”, “You’re in good hands. . . “, “plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is”. How long did it take you to figure out which companies are represented by the above slogans? For the .005% of you who did not know: 7Up, FedEx, … Read more about Develop Your Law Firm Brand
It takes a tremendous amount of perseverance, grit and personal sacrifice to grow a successful law practice. Beyond the challenges of passing the bar there are the fundamental tasks of opening an office, finding qualified staff, setting up case management systems, marketing and lead generation … Read more about What is Appeal Funding, Is it Right for My Law Firm?
I just returned from attending my first Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in Las Vegas and I can safely say that MTMP is one of the best legal shows I have attended to date. It is not the largest and doesn’t have the most vendors, and Las Vegas is not my favorite venue (however the Wynn hotel is … Read more about What Happened at MTMP in Vegas. . .
The Internet is an excellent tool to uncover legal case leads as, more often than not, potential claimants are searching the web for legal representation. In fact it is estimated that three-quarters of people in need of legal assistance relied on online resources during the search process. One of … Read more about Lead Generation for Law Firms
Of all the responsibilities that come with running a law practice, having a marketing plan is very near the top of the list. It is also one that is often overlooked, underused, set aside or simply not done for any number of reasons. If you are new to managing your own law practice, it can be easy to … Read more about Law Firm Marketing, What Stage are You In?
Yes, marketing and lead generation is critically important for your business. However, referrals, the age-old and often under-utilized way to gain new clients is still the best way to build your practice. Yep, good old word-of-mouth, whether it comes from friends, current and former clients, your … Read more about Law Practice Referrals—You Have to Give to Get
A recent article from the Harvard Business Review on how critically important it is to get back to client inquiries as quickly as possible concludes that following up within the first hour of contact results in a 7 fold increase in connecting and having a meaningful conversation. Yes, you read that … Read more about Lead Gen Follow Up, How Fast Are You?
American corporations have long realized the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in assessing potential employees. Law firms have lagged behind in recognizing that emotional savvy can enhance intellectual functioning. Traditionally the decision on who should be invited into a partnership is … Read more about Win Clients and Cases with Emotional Intelligence
In the field of law, stress and fear are common emotions. Often, the stakes are high since the outcome of court proceedings can have a life-changing effect for the client and directly affect the reputation of your practice. In law school, students typically learn to win cases against their fellow … Read more about Make Fear Your Friend
Social Media is often viewed by attorneys as just that—social—not a valuable tool for attracting and engaging with potential new clients. It’s also confusing with so many channels to choose from (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and it takes so much time and effort to maintain that many … Read more about 4 Steps to Generating Legal Leads with Social Media
When evaluating whether or not to use a lead generation service it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The most important is to be very clear about the focus of your law practice and what your goals are as you build your niche. Certain categories of legal case leads are more efficient to … Read more about What to Expect from a Lead Generation Service
You have done a great job building your Personal Injury practice and your caseload is growing. It’s a great place to be, right? Well, maybe. When your firm’s income is based on contingency fees and the settlements that you are receiving from insurance companies are way too low (as they usually are … Read more about How to Get Higher Settlement Awards for Personal Injury Cases
Here we are again heading into the summer with half the year behind us already! How has business been so far? Have you surpassed the goals you set for yourself earlier in the year? Did you even set goals? Like any industry, there’s no standing still, if you are not growing your practice you are … Read more about The Summertime Challenge: Make Marketing a Top Priority for Your Firm
With the challenges of finding gainful employment in the legal industry, new law school graduates are increasingly faced with the prospect of starting their own law practice due to the scarcity of securing a position at mid to large law firms. Many hadn't even considered hanging a shingle until the … Read more about Are Recent Law School Graduates Ready to Practice Law?