What is the Average Pay Raise?

When you employ lawyers or attorneys, the question often arises about what is the standard raise employees should be given. Often, 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 have expectations and many of these…

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…

Your Law Firm Cannot Close for the Winter

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 the…

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…

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…

Law Firm Social Media Activity Without the Followers or Likes

An increasing number of law firms and lawyers are finally coming to realize that social media activity is important for a law firm or a lawyer’s practice. Certainly, social media activity can be a great way to spread information about the law firm, share legal information, make new contacts, and, ultimately, generate more leads. In…

What’s the Solution to the Online Legal Form Industry?

There are now lots of online legal form companies out there. The big ones are Legal Zoom and Rocket Lawyer. For some lawyers, the idea that there are companies out there that sell legal forms causes them a great deal of fear, distress, and anguish. They worry about why clients will just purchase a form…

Interview for Open Positions on the Same Day

The reality is that in any law firm, job openings are going to arise periodically. Whether an employee leaves to take a job elsewhere, or your law firm decides that a particular employee is not a good fit, job openings are going to happen. When you look at job data, employees do not tend to…

Employees Want to Get Paid More, While Clients Want to Pay Less

Running a law firm can result in having to balance various competing interests. One of the most interesting quandaries that a law firm can face is realizing that employees almost always want to get paid more, while clients are almost always looking to pay less. This is one of the most interesting catch-22’s that are…

Does Your Law Firm Have a Case of “The Slows?”

During the Civil War, President Lincoln was frustrated with the performance of General George McClellan. One of his chief complaints with General McClellan, as he put it,  was that he had a case of “the slows.” Instead of marching forward to fight, he spent all his time preparing for a battle versus actually marching his…

Measuring Initial Consultation Conversions

If you are spending law firm money to market your law practice, your law firm must be making a good impression with potential clients who walk in the door. Otherwise, those marketing dollars can literally go down the drain. Interestingly, some attorneys are just more adept at making a solid impression with potential clients than…

First Day For a New Employees Sets the Tone

When a new employee starts at your law firm, it is important to set the tone on the first day. First impressions do indeed matter a great deal for a new employee in terms of whether the hire will be successful. As I talked about in a previous article, law firms really do not have…