Make 2020 The Year You Start…Join #NaLaLawFiMo!

January 7, 2020

Every year, you’ve promised yourself that this would be the year to start a law firm. Or to develop a legal tech app. Or a side business to your firm.  But then you glanced at the to-do list – setting up a website, incorporating, finding an office space or rental situation, reviewing the ethics of…

The Transformational Power of Law Firm Ownership

October 25, 2019

Back when I started my law firm as a green twenty-something five years out of law school, I invited a partner to lunch who worked at a law firm where I’d coveted a job. Of…

2019 Clio Trends Report: Is the 2.5 Hour Realization Rate As Bad As It Seems?

October 22, 2019

Yesterday, law practice management company Clio released its popular and widely read 2019 Clio Trends Report. The Clio Report is  unique because in contrast to traditional surveys which rely on responses from humans, Clio culls…

How to Increase Your Odds of Solo and Small Law Firm Success by 42 Percent

October 15, 2019

Recently, I’ve been listening to life coach and web-TV sensation Marie Forleo’s new book, Everything is Figure-outable. Though life coaches aren’t generally my cup of tea, Forleo’s work piques my interest because she was one of…

Make Money Monday: Follow Up On Conferences

October 14, 2019

As I explained in my Marketing By the Numbers video, 80 percent of people fail to follow up with contacts and leads from conferences. That’s unfortunate considering the time and expense that many conferences entail. …

Set Yourself Free From the Promises That Hold You Back

October 8, 2019

Tonight marks the start of Yom Kippur – which I once described as the big Kahuna of the Jewish Holidays with its solemn vibe, 24-hour fast and all day services. Though we devote much of…

Mom Owned Law Firm Interview with Jeralyn Lawrence

October 2, 2019

Jeralyn Lawrence started her law firm, Lawrence Law LLC, as a way to ensure stability and growth professionally while building something sustainable for herself, her family and her team. She believes that when it comes…

Step Out of Line, Ladies- And Start A Law Firm

September 24, 2019

By now, most of you have heard about actor Alex Borstein’s memorable acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards.  Closing her remarks, Borstein shared the story of her grandmother, who was awaiting execution in a…