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Connecting with Clients

SUCCESSFUL ADVOCATION FOR REAL PEOPLE, WITH REAL PROBLEMS BEGINS WITH HUMAN LEVEL CONNECTION “What may work for other firms is not necessarily what works for us. We do not follow trends but do our own thing and we take that philosophy to each case and in the operation of our own office,” says Andy Van […]

The Relationship Between Lawyers and Marketers in Driving Business Development

I was invited to join Guy Alvarez on the Good2BSocial podcast to discuss the evolving role of law firm marketers in the modern law firm. We cover a wide range of issues, from defining (or redefining) marketing and how it differs from business development; techniques to measure ROI; the role of executive committees and partners […]

Alignment, the Key to Higher Productivity

For every firm wrestling with direction, under performance, growth, market position, diversity and inclusion, compensation systems, how to address succession planning … and the list goes on … there is good news. The shortest distance between today’s challenges and meaningful progress could be as close as organizational alignment. The downside is that institutional alignment is […]

Make Yourself Scarce and You’ll Attract More Clients

Every night around 9 p.m., I go outside to feed our two horses a couple pounds of carrots. The purpose is to make sure they’re eating normally and feel well before we turn in for the night. (If they don’t want a carrot, that’s a sure sign something’s wrong.) Gracie, our little-ol’-grandmother golden retriever, lines […]

Overcome Content Paralysis and Get the Attention You Deserve

I recently had a conversation with a lawyer who was struggling to finish a client alert. It had been sitting on his desk for about a week for his final review. This lawyer is not known to be a procrastinator, so I asked him what was going on, and he candidly told me that he […]

California Case Summaries New California Civil Cases

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Civil Procedure Black Sky Capital, LLC v. Cobb (2019) _ Cal.5th _ , 2019 WL 1984289: The California Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal regarding the application of the anti-deficiency rule in Code of Civil Procedure section 580d. When a creditor holds two deeds of trust on the […]

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