Trimming the fat from your law firm budget

As the end of the year approaches, as a law firm owner or manager, you often reflect back on the year. You reflect on the good that has happened and the areas where you fell short of some goals as well. To plan for the next year, it’s important to look back at your law…

What is anchor text in law firm webpage linking?

Many lawyers and law firms have a hard time understanding the concept of linking for search engine optimization purposes.  A link is any time another webpage on the internet point back to your law firm’s webpage domain address. To rank high online, law firms would historically gets lots of links.  Lots of links meant that…

Buying the same brand and models of electronic hardware

The more law firm employees you have, the more law firm equipment you can end up having to buy and maintain.  From computers, printers, copy machines, cell phones, postage machines, modems and routers and other electronic equipment you might have to maintain, it can get more cumbersome than many realize. In a small law office,…

Another office suite law firms should consider

In a previous blog entry, I talked about the potential benefits of using Apache Open Office for their law firm.  With Apache Open Office, law firms can get a complete office suite program that can do anything other office suites can do.  They can also get this office suite without paying a dime. With the cost…

Having a no solicitation policy at your law firm

When you own a law firm, or are in management at a law firm, solicitations can end up taking a lot of your time.  You cannot blame individuals and companies for wanting to solicit and generate business.  For many individuals and companies, they are working off commissions/sales.  This makes soliciting business essential for their livelihood….

Have you thought about a virtual receptionist?

When the phones ring at your law firm, who is picking up?  Do you have a receptionist at your law firm?  Do individuals simply hit an auto attendant at your law firm and then select an extension?  This decision can have an important impact on your law firm. Most clients and potential clients still like…

Network form drive

In a previous blog entry, I talked about the importance of setting up a network drive within your law firm.  I’ve also talked about the importance of having cloud-based practice management software. If you don’t have both (or at least one setup in your law firm), this is likely something you should do right away….

Are online legal directories useful?

Prior to the advent of online marketing, the phone book was a popular way in which to get business.  If a law firm really wanted to enhance their business, they would place a large advertisement in the phone book.  They would also enhance their size or font of their listing in the phone book.  Ultimately,…

Using the hashtag (#) in your law firm social media posts

If you have a law firm webpage, hopefully, you also have social media pages for your law firm.  Your social media pages should really be an extension of your webpage. On your social media pages, you can post updates on your law firm.  You might post useful articles and information on the area of law…

How you can save money on office equipment

If you have a law firm, you are likely going to need lots of equipment to make your office run efficiently.  This list can really seem almost endless when you break it down. Many law firms spend needlessly and excessively on their office equipment.  Versus buying their office equipment used or online, they go to…

Why you should take SEO advice with skepticism

If you have a law firm webpage, you are probably concerned about where your webpage ranks organically.  Where your webpage ranks organically can have a big effect on the success of your law firm. If your webpage shows at the top of relevant searches for your practice of law, this can be a huge boom…

Are you using cloud-based practice management software?

It used to be that law firms would run billing software on a network computer or individual computer in their offices.  To access their billing software, they’d literally need to be in their office.  If lawyers were at home or on the road, there was literally no way to input time or access their billing…