The only thing predictable about 2020 to date is precisely how unpredictable the year has been.  Two months in, courts shut down and many lawyers’ practices ground to a halt as the Covid-19 pandemic swept an unprepared nation.  Back then, many of us believed that the closures were short term, and that we’d return to…

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Last week, the New York Times reported that since May, there’s been a rise in new business start ups by Americans between the age of 55 and 64 — who were already starting new businesses at record clips even before the onset of the pandemic. Some of the new older founders launched businesses of necessity…

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As the saying goes, numbers don’t lie. But numbers don’t always count either. Here’s what I mean.  We know that the numbers tell us that millions of Americans can’t find the legal help they need, a shortfall that has been exacerbated by  the pandemic.  We know that the numbers tell us that discriminatory police practice…

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Decades ago, I attended a lecture series at the National Institute of Health down the street from my house, where the now ubiquitous Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease  was one of the speakers. Truth be told, I hardly remember the topic of Fauci’s talk, nor could I…

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As law firm owners and entrepreneurs, all of us are living under a cloud of unprecedented uncertainty and financial hardship.  It’s stressful and scary and if you were to claim otherwise, I’d question your sanity. In the days and months to come, there will be time — plenty of it — to reposition your firm,…

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Since time immemorial, law practice management advisors and business consultants and coaching programs have drummed into law firm owners’ heads the importance of valuing our services. Capturing every last little second of billable time for phone calls and emails by invoicing early and often and accepting electronic payments. Walking the fine line between putting clients…

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