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What Is the Average Pay Raise?

What Is the Average Pay Raise?

When you employ law firm employees, the question often arises about what is the kind of raise employees should be given. Oftentimes, the question can arise at the end of the year because many employees expect yearly raises. The question of “what is the average raise?” is problematic. Law employees often have expectations. Many of […]

Pro Tip for Lawyers: 3 LinkedIn Business Development Resolutions that will Pay off in 2019

Pro Tip for Lawyers: 3 LinkedIn Business Development Resolutions that will Pay off in 2019

Like me, you probably have a list of goals that will help you achieve your personal and professional objectives in 2019. However, studies show that by February more than 80% of us have already given up on achieving our resolutions. And so, as we race through the first quarter of 2019, here are three achievable […]

Is Succession Planning on Your Firm’s 2019 To-Do List?

Is Succession Planning on Your Firm’s 2019 To-Do List?

Succession and succession planning are hot topics in the legal profession. One statistic explains the focus on the topic—only about 30% of law firms make it beyond the first generation. Why Do So Many Law Firms Fail? Why do so few law firms make it to the second generation? Consider this progression of logic: Few […]

How to Create a Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy that Gets Results

How to Create a Law Firm Content Marketing Strategy that Gets Results

A comprehensive strategy, which incorporates written content, guest-posting, visual storytelling, PR, distribution, and in-depth analytics is required. Law firms that consistently produce high-quality content produce better business results. If you’re not convinced that content is key to improving your firm’s marketing, consider that content marketing generates three times as many leads as outbound marketing tactics […]

Renee Galente Stackhouse, Stackhouse APC, San Diego

Renee Galente Stackhouse, Stackhouse APC, San Diego

As Renee Stackhouse (nee Galente) enters her second decade of legal success in San Diego, she’s reveling in a personal rebirth of sorts. As Immediate Past President of California Women Lawyers, a Board of Director of the San Diego County Bar Association, Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the California Lawyers Association, […]

Asking “What Makes You Stay?” How “Stay Interviews” Can Improve Employee Retention and Productivity

Asking “What Makes You Stay?” How “Stay Interviews” Can Improve Employee Retention and Productivity

Hiring interviews and exit interviews are a very common, if not completely unavoidable, part of any employer’s business operations. What is less known and less talked about, however, are stay interviews—even though they could be the most important interviews your organization could ever have. This begs the question: what is a stay interview? A stay […]

6 Reasons Why Content Is too Important for Lawyers to Write

6 Reasons Why Content Is too Important for Lawyers to Write

Content is about the music, not the words. That’s why it is too important to be written by lawyers and other professionals. It’s not that you don’t know your stuff; rather, it’s that you know it too well. As a result, few attorneys understand how to explain something simply in a blog, article or even […]

The Surprising Sentence That Keeps Prospects Reading (and Buying)

The Surprising Sentence That Keeps Prospects Reading (and Buying)

You spend time and resources writing a marketing piece. So why not make sure as many prospects as possible read it? Let me explain. You already know the importance of headlines in marketing materials. They act as attention tools for grabbing your readers’ eyes and guiding them to your copy. And although essential to every […]

NETWORKING Planning, Persistence, and Practice

NETWORKING Planning, Persistence, and Practice

Do not just attend an event—attend with purpose. To go with purpose means setting goals. Clearly, you want to enjoy your time, but you hope to have ROI too. Look ahead to see what you need to accomplish before, during, and after the event and determine if it is a worthwhile investment of your time, […]

Things Lawyers Do ...

Things Lawyers Do …

I just took my first long vacation in, well, pretty much ever. I’ve taken time off before of course, but this was my first two weeks out of the office in 25 years. And that includes two honeymoons, by the way. I spent those two weeks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the perfect place for me. […]

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