When are you most vulnerable to a malpractice claim, when are you least? What are the ugly malpractice monsters are rearing their heads going forward? Are you safer as a a newbie or a more seasoned professional? The answers may surprise you. But most importantly, they’ll inform you to help you with your practice going forward. Join Jared and I as we discuss these surprising landmines from our unique perspective.
There is so much technology out there which can improve your practice. However, what are the major technologies you should be investing in and why? Jared and I talk about two types of technologies in this podcast: document automation and assembly software and case management software, not just a recitation of how they can improve […]
Do you think a signed retainer agreement is the beginning or end of your marketing to gain a client? The beginning or end of the ‘sale’? Today we talk about the reality that once a client retains you it is just the beginning of the sales ‘re-cycle’ – the continuing process of re-affirmations that the client made the right choice in selecting you as their attorney. Listen and learn.
Do you understand the financial power of building lawyer networks for referrals? Do you understand the importance of being a traffic hub for business, even legal matters you don’t handle? Do you know how to talk with other professionals to garner referrals? Referrals for many lawyers are their lifeblood, a way to keep the pipeline filled with clients to serve. Jared and I discuss the importance of referrals in this guest lecture and we’d love for you to listen and learn.
Legal Analytics, at first blush, is about as exciting to the busy solo as watching paint dry. But the truth is it is the secret to a successful practice. I know most of you immediately want to say, ‘I have no time for this.’ But you need to make time for it. Jared and I […]
Encryption is now part of your professional duty to safeguard your clients’ data. Encryption is a very techno-scary word for many lawyers. It’s intimidating, actually. But even if it is, it doesn’t mean you can bury your head in the sand, not if you are going to represent your clients responsibly. Encryption is critical when […]
Today Jared and I discuss the elusive work/life balance equation. We differ and yet we agree on how solos and small firm practitioners are adapting to the changes in practice, and how to manage time. And it is both managing time and remaining focused on what you are doing in the moment, not multitasking. Join […]
Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. If you are a new lawyer in Massachusetts or a paying member of the Massachusetts bar, […]
Today’s guest lecture is all about change – managing the process of change. It is a grab bag of topics based upon the most frequently asked questions Jared has received these past months…and they all seem to revolve around how to make the necessary changes within one’s practice to compete effectively in the 21st century. […]
As a new lawyer one of the most daunting tasks is setting fees for your services. Many lawyers won’t tell you why they charge what they charge when asked. Every jurisdiction has a different idea of ‘reasonable and customary’. If too many lawyers discuss their fees the bar will sometimes fear antitrust issues. Seriously. Plus, […]