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Chaos is King, Until it’s Not

Chaos is King, Until it’s Not. A Solo’s Guide to Order.

Chaos sounds the death knell for any solo attorney’s practice. It breeds confusion, distraction, and disorder. Unfortunately, for most solos, chaos is the natural state of affairs. The reason is simple: The practice of law consists of many moving parts at all times, each of which is dynamic and contingent. Take a simple example from […]

Interview with an Expert: What Should Your Law Firm be Doing with PPC and SEM?

Interview with an Expert: What Should Your Law Firm be Doing with PPC and SEM?

Consultwebs recently sat down with Paul Julius, our resident expert on digital advertising, PPC and all things SEM, to discuss some important topics for our law firms. We hope you find the information he shared helpful to your firm. CW: The terms SEM and PPC are used a lot in legal marketing circles, but there […]

Five Ways to Know What’s Up with Clients And Staff

Five Ways to Know What’s Up with Clients And Staff

The first Sunday New York Times Magazine after the 2017 presidential inauguration featured a cover story titled “To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation” by Jeanne Marie Laskas. It is an excellent article and, regardless of your political leanings, I recommend it to you. It tells the story of the 50 staff members, interns […]

Shake Your Moneymaker: Get Paid in 2017

Shake Your Moneymaker: Get Paid in 2017

Lawyers and money do not go together like peas and carrots. Actually, let me rephrase that: Lawyers and talking about money do not go together like peas and carrots. Lawyers and managing money do not go together like peas and carrots. And lawyers and setting competitive market rates do not go together like peas and […]

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm

When I graduated from law school in 2010, legal jobs were hard to find. After a brief stint as a staff attorney, I wasn’t optimistic about finding a job that would fulfill the dreams that led me to law school in the first place. So, I started my own law firm with a law school […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

5 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless of size. One reason is that the billable hour limits and even stifles collaboration. (Collaboration? It’s not something lawyers […]

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

Last month, I participated on a panel at the 2016 Futures Conference. My assigned task was to discuss whether the billable hour would finally be dead by 2026. That got me thinking about the future event that would mark the passing of the billable hour as we know it. Would there be a final hourly […]

Avvo’s First Amendment Rights Trump Legal Challenges

Avvo’s First Amendment Rights Trump Legal Challenges

Two putative class-action lawsuits that took aim at the way Avvo uses sponsored listings to earn revenue have fizzled out, with one case ending in a settlement and the other in a dismissal. We first reported on the lawsuits in the June issue of Attorney Journal. We were interested in the cases—one being litigated in […]

Specific Facts Build Powerful Marketing Arguments

Specific Facts Build Powerful Marketing Arguments

Lawyers often carry out marketing programs under the misconception that if they offer general information about their practice, their prospects will figure out the rest. Wrong! If you assume your prospects will fill in the blanks, you’re asking too much. For example, if I said to my prospects, who are attorneys, “I’m a marketing consultant […]

How Self-Discipline Will Make You a Better Leader

How Self-Discipline Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership styles are a learnable quality that anyone can attain through hard work and self-discipline. While the process of becoming a leader may be simple, it is not easy to do. Everyone can become a great leader, have better self-confidence and achieve success. Self-Discipline is a Learnable Quality Many people feel that they lack self-discipline […]

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