I run. Or rather, I try to run a few times a week these days, as my schedule permits. Morning networking meetings, lunches and dinners with clients and referral sources, and time with my family all compete with running for the same “free” time around my workday. But OK – I’m still a runner, and […]
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How do we create a web presence that actually works to bring in clients? Well, this guest lecture may actually surprise you as no one is going to sell you a high-priced web site or bedazzle you with fancy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ‘tricks’. Why? Because you can create a good website on your own […]
I have spoken at length over the past 4 years about Rezoomers seeking mentors. This month I am speaking to those who would be mentors. You know who you are. You may be a successful Rezoomer or a colleague of a Rezoomer who sees them struggling and can offer to help. Often your help will […]
An attorney’s decision to use an iPad, a cloud based service such as Dropbox, a smart phone, a Wi-Fi network, or even basic email in the furtherance of delivering legal services is not in and of itself unethical nor a poor business decision. The real problem is with what those who use such tools do […]
I wasn’t planning on writing about this topic today but I saw two interesting tweets from an acquaintance who wrote the following: I have cleaned out my twitter: for those who were not following me, I am no longer following you. If you don’t want to have a relationship with me here, I won’t follow […]
The best lead generation tool is a happy client. You can transform your struggling law practice into a successful business by creating a good Client Referral Program. The first step is to offer a good service so you have happy clients. But to turn your practice from good to great you will need a good […]
I launched my solo practice in personal injury law six years ago and, looking back, I realize now that I was very fortunate to possess one key interest: marketing. I love it! But I suppose that was preordained because my father owned a car dealership and, from a very young age, I learned the importance […]
You can and should read I Hate Being the Client. You Should Know Why (Part 1) to understand this follow up. Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water, round two of attorney/client miscommunication hits. We, the plaintiffs, haven’t even filed our lawsuit yet and it is just one amazing […]
If you are a lawyer involved in litigation or your practice involves interacting with witnesses, then you obviously are familiar with depositions and transcripts. In fact, you probably are involved in more depositions than trials. Being a modern, mobile lawyer is all about making the unwieldy wieldy (is that a word?). One way to do […]
Are you a perfectionist? A lot of lawyers struggle with some form of perfectionism. It is often an aspect of our personalities that can make us effective lawyers (great attention to detail) and able to get things done without making mistakes. Although perfectionism may be good for practice, it may be bad for bar exam […]