A Profession If You Can Keep It: Part I – Setting the Stage

How Information Technology and Fading Borders Are Reshaping the Law Marketplace and What We Should Do About It In late April, I went back to NYU School of Law for Reunion.  The proceedings included presentations on hot-button topics for alumni.   A “must” for me was the presentation by Stephen Gillers, Elihu Root Professor of […]

Reality Check 2014 (Part 2): 10 Ways To Get and Keep Good Clients

In Reality Check Part 1: In 2014 Your Clients Won’t Be Able to Afford Your Services, we discussed the state of your clients’ income and why they won’t necessarily be able to afford your services. But telling you what they can’t afford isn’t going to help your legal business in 2014 and beyond.  We also […]

Reality Check Part 1: In 2014 Your Clients Won’t Be Able To Afford Your Services

(This is a very lengthy post filled with a lot of information and a lot of very worthwhile links to read.  Read it when you have some time, and please do share your thoughts.) President John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things.” You can’t change reality, so you need to face it head on. It […]

When Is The Last Time You Wore Your Client’s Shoes?

I periodically like to run a year-to-year comparison on five non-negotiable household expenses in order to finesse the household budget. While I expected to be unhappy at the increase in my day-to-day expenses, I didn’t expect to be slack-jawed when I looked at the last ten years. Expense 2001 2011 %Increase Home Heating Oil $1,000 […]