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These are the days of the specialist, in almost every aspect of work. And that is certainly true of lawyers. A lawyer who specializes in employment law will get to a much faster, and probably better, result than a generalist. And while her hourly rate may be higher, the total fee may be less than someone who only has a passing familiarity with that aspect of the law. That said, I believe there is room…
If your business has grown large enough, or you’re in a heavily regulated industry, or one that is susceptible to recurring legal risks, and you’ve decided to hire a lawyer as a member of your staff, be sure to consider these three things before making your final decision on who to hire: Experience in the law- Not necessarily in the area covering your business, but it should include someone who has practiced law, with clients,…
So says Michael Milken and Igor Tulchinsky in their April 11, 2017, essay in the Wall Street Journal How Technology Liberates Human Capital. They are not promising lawyers and client’s overnight freedom from the shackles of an outdated business model in the legal industry. In fact, they don’t mention lawyers at all. But they do make compelling arguments for their central proposition that the upheaval wrought in virtually every segment of the economy by…
It is common knowledge that lawyers are very high (pun not intended) on the list of professionals who suffer from stress related substance abuse, a fact confirmed by a recent major study co-funded by the American Bar Association and Betty Ford Foundation. Look it up later if you’d like. For now, keep reading. Why all the stress? If you’re a lawyer you probably already know, but the list below could still serve as a handy…
Whether your goals are more clients, better clients, more money, more efficiency or more time for your practice, your family or yourself, making the most of the advances in the following three trend categories will get you moving in the right direction. It will come as no surprise that the three categories involve technology. After all, technology has been the primary driver of the vast changes in the profession over the last decade. Technology There…
In Email Marketing for Lawyers-Part 1 we looked at the definition of email marketing and discussed its value for lawyers. You can find that discussion by tapping anywhere on this sentence.  In this article, we’ll look at getting your email campaign up and running. 1.  First things first. Putting your email marketing toolbox together. Do these things first, before sending a single email or newsletter. The work involved in crafting a good email campaign is…
Imagine your ideal client. The one you love working with, in the area of law you are passionate about, who respects your opinion, likes you and trusts you, and doesn’t hesitate to pay what you’re worth. Now imagine getting to interact regularly with that client, and other similar prospective clients who have asked you to interact with them on a regular basis with useful information. Not legal advice, but legal and non-legal information that interests…