Todays clients are accustomed to going online to shop, pay their bills, book hotels and flights, search for information and, well, just about everything else. Here are practical ways to put the same technologies to work in your office so that you can offer clients similar conveniences.
By Catherine Sanders Reach
Five Big Trends Shaping Small Practices
Solo and small firms are often, and always potentially, the laboratories of law practice innovation. From new ways of collaborating to increasing mobility, heres one practice management advisors take on the trends.
By Jared Correia
How can small firms compete with big firms when it comes to attracting and retaining quality staff? Here are some ideas for how to get the most out of a limited HR budget.
By Pascale Daigneault
Amid the daily mania of the typical small firm lawyers work life, various to-dos can fall by the waysidebut if managing a client trust account falls among them, big trouble can result. Follow this checklist to better manage your trust account.
By Sheila M. Blackford
WEB EXTRA: To help manage your client trust accounts, download the following free forms:
- Client Ledger Card Form
- Trust Account Receipts and Disbursements Journal Form
- Trust Account Reconciliation Form
Do-It-Yourself Marketing: Tips for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers
A solo lawyer shares the boot-strapping marketing steps she used to build business in the critical first year. From digital strategies to more traditional marketing channels, there are lessons for lawyers in firms of all sizes.
By Michele R.J. Allinotte
Anxiety about networking events usually comes down to these moments: walking up to a stranger, introducing yourself and forcing yourself to make small talk. Use these tactics to overcome the dread and get more out of events.
By Steven J. Shaer
Chaotic offices and systems are often the symptoms of ethics trouble in the making. This is a cautionary tale for all lawyers.
Legal Web 2.0
In this excerpt from Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online , a trailblazing lawyer outlines preliminary steps for practicing online.
Heres how Reed Smith went after LEED certification, reducing its space needs and overhead expenses in the process.
What can a small firm do to compete against the big guys? Plenty! Use this advice on where you can cut corners, and when you should open your wallet.
To be an attractive job candidate, make sure you understand the economics of small firm practice.
Large or small, smart firms make sure they have a strategy for filling in talent gaps.
Taking the Lead
Leading a small law firm can be a lonely and daunting job. A coach can offer un-biased insights to help hone critical skills.