5 Apps Every Lawyer Needs

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Ever since launching a solo practice, I’ve found myself busier than ever before. I seem to be always on the go, which makes it to take advantage of tools that […]

How To Fix Your Firm’s Terrible Social Media Strategy

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The state of social media strategy in the legal industry is, shall we say, much maligned — and for good reason. After taking a quick look at law firms on […]

Your Law Job Sucks – Here’s How You Can Fix It

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I can still remember the day, over a decade ago, that I started submitting applications to law schools in my favorite cities. Influenced both by Hollywood’s depictions of attorneys and […]

Google, The One Stop Shop For All Your Legal Research Needs

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As my law career has shifted from litigation to a focus on corporate and transactional legal issues, my research habits also have evolved. I increasingly use Google to perform necessary […]

The Productivity Killer: When A Good Meeting Goes Bad

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Have you ever looked at your calendar only to realize that your entire day is booked solid? It has happened to me at the firms I’ve worked at, both big […]

Marketing White Lies: Don’t Promise What You Can’t Deliver

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Little white lies have long been a part of marketing. For decades, companies have promised customers the world: the best customer service, life-time warranties, fast food that looks and tastes […]

A Lawyer’s Guide To Email At Work

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Implementing new technology into the operation of your law practice can be good business. You can use Evernote to take better depositions and better organize case load; social media can […]

When Good Law Firms Fire Bad Clients

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Several years ago, I came close to simultaneously entering into solo practice and starting my own (non-legal related) business. While the two businesses were mostly unrelated, lessons learned in one […]

3 Ways/1 Hour: Your Small Biz Website (No Coding Required)

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Launching a new business, or even maintaining an existing one, requires a lot of work. When you’re dealing with the day-to-day challenges, it’s easy to put off the things that […]

4 Business Skills They Should Have Taught in Law School

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I’ve been practicing law for eight years now. I’ve worked at a large firm with over 700 attorneys, a small boutique firm with less than a handful of associates, and […]

Why the Billable Hour is Bad For Clients—and Lawyers

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When I started my own law practice, I made the decision to eschew the billable hour in favor of flat-fee pricing for most cases. Although I’ve underestimated the work involved […]

5 ways to show your value when you bill

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It’s no secret that there are a lot of things you don’t learn about running a law practice in law school. But, I’ve discovered that there is also a lot […]