Ineffective management technique: Blaming the boss or the firm

In any law firm, you have your partners and likely senior administrative staff. But below that, you likely have some level or layer of middle management in your firm. It could be lawyers who are not partners, but who are senior level associates who help supervise other lawyers in the law firm.  It could be…

Cost of Google AdWords on the rise

Google AdWords is not much of a secret for lawyers and law firms these days. Many lawyers and law firms use Google AdWords as a way to generate leads for their law firm. The concept is pretty simple as it relates to search campaigns. Lawyers and law firms run advertisements to individuals who are searching…

Us versus them mentality in a law firm

If you are a law firm manager or owner, you want your law firm to succeed. To succeed, you generally need everybody moving in the same direction. Whether the issue be the quality of the legal work being performed to the business aspects of the firm, you want your entire firm on the same page….

Recruiting versus posting job advertisements

When lawyers and law firms would look to make hires, they would traditionally post a job advertisement. They would then review the resumes submitted and hire the best candidate. In the legal industry, posting job advertisements is still important. It is still important to post job advertisements in various places from your local bars, SmartRecruiters,…

Replication is not a good marketing strategy

Lots of lawyers and law firms want to grow their law practice. They might wonder why one lawyer or law firm has grown their practice and they have not. What lots of lawyers and law firms opt to do is try to figure out what the other lawyer or law firm is doing. From a…

Getting over the guilt of getting paid

In almost any industry out there, companies and professionals get paid for the work they do. Whether it be doctors, dentists, accountants, engineers, therapists, chiropractors or any other professional industry, the professional is paid for the work they do. Most do not feel guilt about getting paid for their services, either. If the professionals were…

Do you know all the advertising requirements?

Marketing a law firm effectively is an important practice of any successful and growing law practice. No matter whether you are running radio, television, print or online advertisements, new business is vital. But before you run any advertisements of any kind, it is critical that you check the ethical rules in your jurisdiction as it…

Why you probably shouldn’t respond to negative online reviews

Online reviews are becoming increasingly important for law firms. For any law firm that gains a significant portion of your of their business online, they cannot just ignore the importance of online reviews. Law firms that gain business online have to find a way to encourage positive online reviews. Of course, obtaining positive online reviews…

Case never looked better than the day you got it

Obtaining new business is critical in the legal industry. You obviously need new cases on a regular basis. This is why law firms are in business in the first place: To perform legal services for clients. One area that can be a problem for some lawyers, and some young lawyers in particular, is t become…

Order of a successful initial consultation

Knowing how to meet a potential client and conduct an initial consultation in an orderly manual is crucial to the success of most lawyers and law firms.  Many lawyers think that there might not be a set way to approach an initial consultation and that every initial can be approached differently. But the reality is…

Time management tips

Time management is critical for any law firm owner or manager. The reality is there is always lots to do.  Law firm owners and managers need keep all kinds of balls in the air at the same time. Law firm managers and owners need to worry about the legal work they and their employees perform….

What’s the motive behind your employee’s actions

When you are running a law firm, there are often going to be times where employees are falling below your expectations. Employees can fall below expectations in a number of ways. You could be worried about the quality of the work being performed by your employee. For one reason or another, the employee could just…