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?
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
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
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?
Let’s face it, if you needed brain surgery to remove a tumor you would look for the best neurosurgeon modern medicine has to offer. Too much would be at stake to put your life in the hands of anyone but the most capable specialist with the skills to deliver the needed result when it really counts. … Read more about Is Your Law Practice Focused Enough?
The NFL is embroiled in a controversy surrounding lawsuits brought by professional football players that allege the league intentionally and negligently misled at least several hundred players about the dangers of concussions and other head and neck injuries. The lawsuits could be decided on a … Read more about NFL Workers’ Comp Lawsuits Heat Up
Are you overwhelmed by all of the business tasks you must complete to run your practice? Do you believe that the only way to get something done right is to do it yourself? If you feel this way from time to time, you are definitely not alone. With all of the technological “help” you have at your … Read more about Is Outsourcing Right for My Law Firm?
What does fall mean for your law practice? Now that summer is behind us, for many it's time to move your foot off the brake (if it ever was there) and firmly back on the accelerator. Fall is typically a very busy time requiring a readiness to take on potential new clients and advance existing … Read more about The Dog Days of Summer are Over – Now What?
"If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." - Ray Krock, McDonald's Founder Put the customer first. It sounds easy, but in the fast-paced and competitive legal space you are increasingly … Read more about Client Intake for Law Firms: Is Your System Working?
We’ve all had them—insulting, stubborn, high-maintenance—there are literally hundreds of types of difficult clients to contend with when running a law practice. Some are slow to pay or flat out refuse to pay their bills. While there is no way to completely avoid difficult clients there are several … Read more about How to Handle Difficult Clients