What is the average pay raise?

When you employ law firm employees, the question often arises about what is the kind of raise employees should be given. Oftentimes, the question can arise at the end of the year because many employees expect yearly raises. The question of what is the average raise is problematic. Law employees often have expectations. Many of…

Initial consultations: The little things that can matter

Little things matter for lawyers in initial consultations. Sometimes, it isn’t just about what a lawyer says or how well they listen. It can be the small things that many do not think about that can make a difference. Below are some little things that can make a big difference when meeting with a potential…

How to deal with salary ranges with applicants?

During the hiring process, the question of salary is going to inevitably come into the discussion. Applicants are going to ask what the job pays. On the flip-end, most applicants are going to give you a range in terms of what they are looking for to accept a position if one is offered. Many law…

If you are different, you won’t be liked

The legal industry is a pretty conservative industry. Most lawyers and law firms run their law firms in a very similar manner. It is what other lawyers, law firms and courts often expect. Some in the legal industry expect that lawyers will not advertise much at all. The viewpoint of some is that advertising is…

Your law firm cannot close for the winter

The winter can be difficult for many law firms. In most areas of litigation, the court dates and needs of the clients continue. In some jurisdictions, courts might even want to conclude matters and clear their docket before the year ends. This can help unclog dockets before new cases are filed after the start of…

Be sure to get yourself a ride

There are lots of social events that lawyers are expected to attend. From bar activities, charity and other social events, successful lawyers area really expected to be in lots of places to keep their practice thriving. Being social and being on the go can results in lots of referrals for lawyers. It can also result…

Do you treat your time as being valuable?

The education and training that lawyers receive is valuable. For some reason, many lawyers are prone to forgetting their value. Getting through law school and passing the bar examination is a significant achievement. In this day and age, lawyers have to spend considerable amounts of money to get through law school. The cost is greatly…

Remember when lawyers couldn’t advertise?

For many lawyers, it is almost unimaginable to think about today. But it was not that long ago that lawyers could not advertise. Believe it or not, there are still lawyers out there who still believe lawyers should not advertise. In the view of some, lawyer advertising is just not professional. If this comes as…

When it is time to rebrand your law firm

When you begin your marketing efforts for your law firm, you might have begun advertising with a particular message or theme in mind. You might have begun with particular images or logos. Your advertising might have a particular message in mind. It might have worked brilliantly. It might be that the message worked wonderfully at…

Do you match a better job offer an employee receives?

In almost any business setting, including a law firm, your employees might get a better offer elsewhere at some point. For some employees, they might not even seek out the job offer. In other words, if you have a law firm with great employees, many of these employees will be sought after. They will be…

There is value in law office space with numerous offices

When a lawyer or law firm is looking for office space, there are lots of considerations that have to be taken into mind. As mentioned in a previous article, location certainly matters as to law firm office space. While a lawyer or law firm should not break the bank on office space, it is important…

Your employees will need to learn from their own mistakes

It would be nice if you could simply tell your employees what to do and what not to do. It would be great if they would always take this advice happily. After all, if you are a law firm manager or owner, you have inevitably made many mistakes (and also learned lots of things) over…