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Make Money Mondays: How Not to Blog: A Reprisal

September 24, 2018

Seven years ago, I penned a post, How NOT to Blog at the now defunct Nolo Legal Marketing Blawg . Clearly, my influence is very limited because the offenses that I cited – from undated posts, lack of attribution, reliance on unpaid crowd-sourced content to make a buck and posts without links – remain common…

Stake a Claim to A Corner of the Universe & Change the World

July 31, 2018

Warren Brown, the popular Washington Post auto reporter who passed away last week could have had virtually any beat he wanted when he came to the Post in 1978 as an Ivy-League credentialed African American…

Make Money Mondays: Diversify Your Client Portfolio

July 30, 2018

If you’re not making the money you’d like, the most obvious solution is to find more clients. But before you start spending thousands of dollars on SEO, first take some time to think about what…

Make Money Mondays: Is It Time to Recalibrate Your DIgital Marketing Tools?

July 16, 2018

Last week, a tweet from Keith Lee  confirmed that Avvo , the controversial lawyer review site planned to remove contact information from attorney profiles. Potential clients can still contact lawyers through a portal (no word…

Make Money Mondays: Start a Legal Subscription Service (Infographic)

July 9, 2018

Looking for a summer project to boost your revenues in the fall?  There’s no better time than now to develop a subscription service for clients. Here’s an infographic showing the benefits of legal subscription services…

The Founding Fathers and the Future of Law

July 2, 2018

This past week, a rather vigorous Twitter debate over whether ethics regulators should characterize and regulate benign lawyer matching platforms as for-profit referral organizations was ultimately shut down with cries for “collaboration” and let’s all…

Make Money Mondays: Help Your Clients Find Money to Pay Your Bills

June 25, 2018

Many solo and small firm lawyers share a common problem: too many clients with too little money to pay legal fees. But before you turn those impecunious clients away, you may want to explore other…

How Legal Ethics Rules on Non-Fee Splitting Platforms Lead to Unintended Consequences and Ludicrous Results

June 20, 2018

Today, my blogging buddy Bob Ambrogi posted about a soon-to-be-launching platform Text A Lawyer. Designed to mimic the convenience of Uber, Text-a-Lawyer would allow users to text legal questions via their phones for just $20 and…

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200 Hours a Year Separate the Best Firms from the Rest – AI Can Bridge the Gap Fast

What separates very successful from unsuccessful law firms is merely 200 hours per year.  Consider the findings of the Thomson Reuters State of U.S. Small Law Firms 2017 Study which reveals that to achieve 1,800 billable hours a year.