When people think of high-profile hacks, their minds don’t usually drift to the legal world. However, recent security breaches at several large firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, have highlighted the vulnerabilities law firms face. In fact, after one such event, Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said the incident “should serve as a wake-up call for law firms around the world: you are and will be targets of cyber hacking, because you have information valuable to would-be criminals.”
You know you need to transition over to more automation in your practice. You read the benefits. Lawyers you know can’t say enough about the time-savings. You watch them accessing their entire office from their smartphone with a tinge of jealousy but you can’t seem to move off the mark.
Now you’ve got the added pressure of the clients demanding it, plus asking for lower costs for your services and you are getting squeezed. Rules of Professional Conduct and ABA Opinions are putting further pressure on you labeling you ‘incompetent’ if you don’t get up to speed on all of it; e-discovery, electronic filings and more. Listen to this podcast and learn how to transition. It’s important you do.
The more things change the more they stay the same. So, in keeping with the philosophy of Solo Practice University, to help lawyers create and build their solo practices, I am going to ask you to help me create pointed and directed content for the pressing questions you have!
If you have questions about creating and building a solo practice, send me an email…..
The truth is lawyers tend to be rather impressed with how much they know because non-lawyers are generally impressed with what they believe attorneys know. And this can really box lawyers in when they don’t have answers. One of the most profound ways to transform yourself and transform your relationship with clients and others in your life is to share that you don’t have all the answers.
There is not a more effective current-day solution to managing an entire law firm than law practice management software. Law practice management software allows lawyers to increase their efficiency in substantive practice, combines useful business tools into a single repository, and provides attorneys the space and freedom they need to make more coherent business decisions. […]
What if you had to market your law firm without using any money? Literally: no money, at all.
It turns out that you can develop a vibrant marketing plan without spending one cent. This guest lecture you will learn practical marketing tactics that you’ll be able to employ. Join us as we lay out specific networking and content marketing strategies to apply to your no-cost legal marketing. Learn how as Jared Correia and I discuss in this lively guest lecture.
Ah, Spring! A time of rebirth, renewal, hope and overall excitement about the possibilities that lie ahead. And we’re all about the amazing possibilities for finally being your own boss.
This year we are combining our 8th birthday celebration and our Spring Into Solo Practice Promotion so we can help pave the way for even more lawyers who want build their solo/small firm practices. Check it out!
Putting bills together, invoicing, and tracking down payments can all take a serious toll on an attorney – costing them significant time, money, and other resources. If you look at an average attorney’s receivables, it can be anywhere from 30 to 90 days before they get paid for work they’ve already done. Such an inconsistent and unpredictable cash flow makes it incredibly difficult to run, let alone grow, a successful firm. How does a busy solo address this?
Featuring: Jared Correia Date: Wednesday, March 8th Time: 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET For lawyers looking for a more efficient way to run their businesses, acquiring a law practice management system is the first step. A holistic database featuring all of your relevant law firm data, accessible via the cloud, solves a lot […]