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Have you ever considered a new practice area or business model for your law firm but weren’t sure whether it had legs? If you’re looking for a quick way to figure out the NBT, you might try the “rule of three” – which is how Chris Wilson, founder of Lululemon knew that a company focused……
Like anyone else, even rational, bright, ever-skeptical attorneys are vulnerable to hard less, low return coaching, consultant and marketing programs.  As I wrote  here  six years ago, there are plenty of reasons why attorneys are easy prey for questionable, costly programs.  For starters, many lawyers running their own firm particularly during economically-shaky times like these……
As the saying goes, numbers don’t lie. But numbers don’t always count either. Here’s what I mean.  We know that the numbers tell us that millions of Americans can’t find the legal help they need, a shortfall that has been exacerbated by  the pandemic.  We know that the numbers tell us that discriminatory police practice……
As some of you already know, on Friday, May 29, 2020, I’m scheduled to present a 90-minute webinar on Power Pacts: Agreements to Fuel Law Firm or Career Growth and Unleash New Revenue Streams  (click on the link for details or to register, click HERE. But for those of you who can’t attend, I’ve devoted……
Are you looking for ways to increase your law firm’s revenue stream? Or recently laid off from a law firm or in-house position but not sure that you’re ready to take the leap of opening your own independent firm. Come learn about the power of power pacts – agreements between lawyers that leverage the power……
For the past two months of pandemic, my news feeds have been awash with notices of webinars packed with influencers and gurus and futurists pontificating about how Pandemic will impact the future of the legal profession.  Interesting questions indeed – but not nearly as interesting as what solo and small firm lawyers across the country……
A week or two before her high school graduation, my older daughter decided to go vegan.  To accommodate my daughter’s new eating regime, our family celebrated her graduation at a vegan restaurant which served up entrees like lasagna and chicken parmigiana by substituting nutritional yeast and soy proteins for cheese, eggs and meat. Yet despite……