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20 Frustrating Things Lawyers Do While Delegating

20 Frustrating Things Lawyers Do While Delegating

Solo lawyers who want to scale their law practice must delegate. Yes, as a lawyer you have the brainpower to do pretty much whatever you set your mind to do. That’s the problem. You are doing too many things that are outside of your genius zone, which is practicing law, in case you forgot! Delegating […]

Why Smart Law Firms Are Hiring Salespeople!

Why Smart Law Firms Are Hiring Salespeople!

Sales is not something that most lawyers think about, even though they are probably out there selling almost every single day. There just hasn’t ever been a role for sales in the traditional legal business model. But that may be starting to change. Legal services are becoming increasingly commoditized, and law firms are waking up […]

How to Deal with Underperforming Lawyers

How to Deal with Underperforming Lawyers

The challenges of a shrinking and intensifying competitive legal marketplace demand that firms address under-performing lawyers quickly and decisively. Business development coaching has increasingly been adopted to help these lawyers get back on track. But, is the traditional model of business development coaching effective? And, if not, what’s missing? Others often perceive lawyers that struggle […]

10 Ways to Habitually Market For New Business

10 Ways to Habitually Market For New Business

Ask the most successful rainmakers what their secret is to their success and most will tell you that they work on it constantly and relentlessly. It has become integral to their client work and practice and they do it every day. Given the pressure lawyers feel to record billable hours, it may seem almost impossible […]

Passion and Small- Town Values Lead To Success

Passion and Small- Town Values Lead To Success

The path for most successful San Diego attorneys starts at an early age. For Patrick Griffin, it began while being raised with his three siblings in the small town of Ennis, Montana, by a mother who he describes as a “smart as they come, Montana Cowgirl with a big personality” and a father who is […]

Make This the Year You Take Control Of Your Time!

Make This the Year You Take Control Of Your Time!

A lot of lawyers are extremely challenged about operating in crisis mode and ending many days feeling they were not productive because they were side-tracked into unanticipated interactions, tasks and requests. Being organized and able to prioritize is something some people seem naturally to do better than others, but are skills that can be learned […]

Best Books for Solo Entrepreneurial Lawyers in 2018

Best Books for Solo Entrepreneurial Lawyers in 2018

Reading a great book is a real joy. Reading is also an effective way for solo lawyers to discover new ways of marketing and growing your law practice. Listening is the New Reading Lawyers love to read. It’s what we do—we read and interpret information for the benefit of our clients. So, it’s understandable if […]

17 WAYS TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

17 WAYS TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS

Legal marketers talk a lot about value. We talk about providing value, being of value, and adding value. It’s a solid concept. A correct concept. A simple concept. Value is anything you do that makes your client’s life happier, easier, better informed or more profitable. But few firms have a thoughtful, repeatable process that they […]

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

At many law firms, client intake is a disjointed process of back and forth calls and emails, and manual paperwork. The process can be arduous for both clients and staff. Worst of all, poor organization can expose law firms to liability when mistakes are made and result in lost business when things slip through the […]

A Strategic Approach To Legal Business Development

A Strategic Approach To Legal Business Development

Many of us treat legal business development the same way we do bathing suit season—we work hard at it when we need to. When spring break approaches we hit the gym, and when October rolls around we start raiding our kids’ Halloween candy. When we’re slow at work, we ramp up our business development efforts, […]

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