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It’s Not Stalking if You’re Offering Value to Your Clients

It’s Not Stalking if You’re Offering Value to Your Clients

We conducted a business development training workshop last week that included one-on-one coaching with each of the participants. The purpose of the coaching sessions is to take the training, advice and exercises from the sessions and make them personal and relevant to each participant’s practice, prospects and clients. As part of the pre-work, we ask […]

Presentations—A Way to Become a Magnet for New Business

Presentations—A Way to Become a Magnet for New Business

You are trying to build your book of business. With the competition getting nimbler and more aggressive, it hasn’t been easy. Clients are unfaithful yet they’re demanding more of your time. You have tried to be a consultative business developer, working on building relationships. You’ve been trying to do as much as you can with […]

Shrewd Marketing Moves Most Lawyers Miss

Shrewd Marketing Moves Most Lawyers Miss

Follow these proven marketing secrets to gain a competitive edge in your effort to attract new clients and increase referrals. 1 Define and dominate your niche early. The first lawyer in a category usually becomes known as the authority in his field. He has a much stronger marketing position than lawyers who follow. You get no […]

Connecting with Clients

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 […]

Is the Sky Falling Yet? 2019 Law Firms in Transition Survey

Is the Sky Falling Yet? 2019 Law Firms in Transition Survey

The results of the 2019 Altman Weil annual Law Firms in Transition survey are receiving well-deserved interest from law firm leadership. This year, 362 law firms participated in this annual bench-marking survey. The good news is that most law firms are experiencing improved financial performance. And the issues surrounding what clients are expecting is becoming […]

Why the Legal Industry Can Handle the Next Recession

Why the Legal Industry Can Handle the Next Recession

The last recession caught a robust and in-demand legal industry unprepared, and the consequences cut deep. Deal flow of all kinds dramatically slowed, with real estate hit first and hardest. Law firms were forced to lay off staff, defer acceptances for associates, and close entire offices. Contrary to traditional wisdom, the pace of litigation, including […]

Network Now for Success Later

Network Now for Success Later

Today, the art of conversation has changed with the use of technology and our ability to text, instant message, or upload a story to Instagram. The idea of going to an event that requires some level of face-to-face networking is daunting—and a bit of a foreign concept to those of us who interact through our […]

How to Silence Your Inner Critic, Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone, and Achieve Greater Success

How to Silence Your Inner Critic, Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone, and Achieve Greater Success

“Yes, you can … ” Many professionals want to step outside of their comfort zones and try different types of branding activities such as public speaking, article writing, taking a leadership role on a committee, joining a nonprofit board, or starting a blog, but something inside holds them back from doing so. Here’s what I […]

California Case Summaries: Free™ New California Civil Cases

California Case Summaries: Free™ New California Civil Cases

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Civil Procedure Sweetwater Union High School Dist. v. Gilbane Bldg. Co. (2019) _ Cal.5th _ , 2019 WL 962324: The California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal’s decision that affirmed the trial court’s denial of defendants’ anti-SLAPP motion to strike under Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16. In the second stage […]

A Simple Exercise to Rethink and Refocus Exceptional Client Service

A Simple Exercise to Rethink and Refocus Exceptional Client Service

Fifteen years ago, celebrated business guru Jim Collins published Good to Great with the help of a team of researchers. The book is widely regarded as a modern classic of management theory. The author tracked 28 successful companies to uncover those characteristics that separate great companies from good companies. What makes a great company? In […]

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