There was a recent posting on Above The Law discussing Benjamin Barton’s new book, Glass Half Full: The Decline And Rebirth of The American Legal Profession . The highlight and discussion catalyst was the chart that compares what a solo earns to what a Big Partner earns. It’s pretty dramatic. Let’s find out the truth.
I’ve seen highly respected lawyers with well-read blogs deliberately destroy younger and more vulnerable lawyers knowing full well their comments will impact their target’s long term reputation and be a permanent fixture on their digital resume. I’ve seen a lot of lawyer-on-lawyer ugly in the past eight years.
Let’s face it. Law Practice Management Solutions are springing up like weeds in an unkempt garden. It’s getting harder to separate the pernicious weeds from the serious bloomers and it’s no wonder; law practice management solutions are becoming a mandatory part of law practice in terms of cost effectiveness, efficiency and meeting client demand. Here are our thoughts to guide you in your selection of this important practice tool.
A total solar eclipse is headlining an incredible show in the sky today, which will also include two other celestial events — a supermoon and the spring equinox. But did you know there is another heavenly event which could benefit you today?
Will discovery be handled by an algorithm in the Philippines? Divorce lawyers replaced by a drop down menu on LegalZoom? Will there be an army of associates in Wheeling, West Virginia, that can be deployed with a click from one partner in a bunker in Midtown? Will the law jobs of the future be going to the kid who griefed your cabin in Minecraft last night? Read more…..
The narrative currently embraced by everyone in the profession is the predominant reason why consumers don’t engage lawyers is cost. Wrong! In a recent legal needs survey it was determined that cost is not the predominant factor when deciding not to hire a lawyer…even in today’s economy. Surprisingly, the dominant reason consumers are not contacting lawyers is they don’t understand they have a legal problem…..and there are more reasons. Read more…..
Our students have asked for it. Now we have it. Confidentially talking one-on-one to an expert in Law Practice Management may just be the difference between your success and your failure as a solo/small firm practitioner. The ability to confidentially discuss a challenge relating to your solo or small firm practice with an expert advisor can save you hours of frustration.
Jared D. Correia, Esq. is Law Practice Management Advisor at MassLOMAP (Massachusetts Law Office Management Practice) and will teach the course “Law Practice Management” at Solo Practice University®. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is Law Practice Management Advisor at MassLOMAP (Massachusetts Law Office Management Practice). Prior to joining LOMAP, he was the Publications Attorney for the […]
I posted this little factoid on our Facebook page the other day: “The statistics are unsettling: Approximately 34% of attorneys in private law firm practice are females and only 3% of these women are in a management partnership at the largest 200 law firms. And if women make it to the top, they’ll likely be […]
I’d like to start this piece by asking you a few questions: Is a tree angrier than a shoe? What is the sound of one hand clapping? How many times did the Batmobile catch a flat? How did you do? Was your first reaction to try and think of an answer to these questions? Don’t […]