If you throw a hungry dog a steak, he’s going to eat it without even sniffing it first to see if it’s rotten. A well-fed dog is more discerning. This was my first reaction to the new Avvo’s Legal Services after I read a snapshot of this service on Bob Ambrogi’s Lawsites. You should really ask a lot of questions before you take a bite of this beef.
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Today we have a highly informative guest lecture with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Smokeball, one of our partners in helping you build your solo/small firm practice. Our conversation focuses on change, fear of change, and how to get through the process of change in order to reap the rewards on the other side. It includes assessing the current state of your law firm, how to align your attitude and vision, commit to the reward, and benchmark progress. One thing you will not hear is ‘change is easy’. It’s not. But it is necessary and it is doable if you want to have a successful law practice. Join us!
Are you a procrastinator? If you have a Civ. Pro. essay to review, multiple choice questions to practice and a Con. Law essay to write but you just can’t seem to tear yourself away from Facebook, this post is for you!
There are many valuable reasons to journal your experiences as you build a practice. Debra Vey-Voda Hamilton shares how journaling helped her successfully rezoom her legal career and shows you how you can do the same.
It is easy for attorneys to get lost in managing all of the emails they receive today. For example, it may sound all too familiar to come into the office, open your inbox, and 4 hours later realize that you have just spent their whole morning organizing and responding to emails. Although we wish emails would just answer themselves sometimes, that isn’t realistic. The best approach, especially for solo attorneys, is to make sure your inbox is organized so it is easy for you to follow up with the most important emails first.
Rules in Microsoft Outlook are a great way to manage your email.
An opportunity to sit on the board of a local nonprofit is finally on the table. Of course, if you accept, the board may ask you to do a little pro bono work from time to time; but hey, it feels like an offer that shouldn’t be turned down. But have you considered all the ethical minefields? We have.
Are you strategizing for 2016, and that means looking back over your prior years’ financials. I don’t know about you but I (and most of the small business owners I) rarely look past cash flow to the bigger picture, and then usually only when we are filing our tax returns. Here are some necessary tips to help you make much better decisions in 2016.
Everything in life is a choice. Everything. The choices aren’t always between two positives or one positive and a negative. They can be between two negatives but there is always choice in everything we do.
I recently posted the picture of this mug on our Facebook Page. It got the most views and shares of anything I have ever posted (more than 35,000 as of this date)…and it was organic views. This speaks volumes about what lawyers are feeling when it comes to those (potential) clients who come in to their office who have done some preliminary research on their legal matter and then challenge the value of paying a lawyer for her knowledge. How do you combat someone who feels they know what you know by virtue of Google?