While there is no sure fire way to avoid deadbeat clients or prevent client’s from stiffing you on your bills, there are ways to reduce the likelihood of this happening.
I’ve asked hundreds of lawyers what differentiates them from their competition. Almost all of them say that it’s the quality of their work. News flash: you can’t all be better than the rest. Find out what you really need to do to separate yourself from the pack.
When I first started my practice, I tracked everything in my calendar in Gmail. I still calendar everything important in there. After a while I started to want something more detailed so that I could set reminders for a certain date in the future. This is what I do.
This post is directed toward those of you who fail to accurately record your time on a consistent basis throughout the day, day after day. I know it can be a hassle but there are really good reasons why this should be a priority.
My paralegal’s name is Candy. Not Candace. Candy. And she is not to be trifled with. Candy runs my firm. To be more precise, she runs me. Case in point: I am not allowed to manage my own schedule. Ever. I added an appointment to my schedule recently and got this text from her: Also, […]
If you are getting ready to study for the bar exam, you likely have your preparation plan all set up including purchasing your bar review program and signing up for the exam. Way to go! But one of the things that many people don’t consider when studying for the bar exam is how to make sure their life is bar preparation ready. This is incredibly important because you want to make studying a priority and eliminate unnecessary distractions and stressors. To make your life easier, here are some things to consider thinking through before the bar season starts.
Lawyers and law firms struggle to innovate in areas outside of the substantive practice of law. Worse still, most attorneys neither observe nor capitalize on general business trends, even as their competitors are trying to do so. This applies to several categories of business management, certainly, including marketing, where lawyers frequently over worry themselves into […]
Allowing a statute of limitations (SOL) to run on a client matter has always been a common malpractice error and I really don’t see that changing. One would think that with the rise of computerized calendaring systems there would be a decrease in the frequency of these types of errors. Unfortunately, it hasn’t played out that way.