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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…

Can An Hourly Rate Ever Be Excessive?

December 12, 2004

We’ve had much discussion here over whether an hourly rate can be too low. But can an hourly rate ever be excessive?  Consider the new increases in biglaw billing rates reported in Law Firm Billing…

Wanted: Spanish Speaking Lawyers. Will Train.

December 8, 2004

Here’s an interesting idea:  The Iowa Bar Association Wants Lawyers to Speak Spanish AP (December 8, 2004).   The bar would have the state’s lawyers take Spanish lessons  to help the state’s fast-growing Hispanic population.   …

Making Ends Meet When Starting A Firm

December 8, 2004

This article, Money Matters, from Small Firm Business (12/6/04) offers new shinglers advice on money matters, from how to make ends meet when starting out to funding retirement.  The article is really too brief to…

What A Client’s Going To Do

December 6, 2004

Of all of the articles written on how to best deal with clients, I find ones such as this, Learn to Love Your Lawyer , Mark Obbie, Inc.com (December 2004) most valuable.  Why’s that?  Because…

More on Lawyer Rates

December 6, 2004

Reader attorney Frank Kautz passed on to me this link to the “Laffey Matrix,” which lists the court approved hourly rates for fee shifting case in the District of Columbia.   The rates start at $105/hr…

How Do Your Rates – and Income – Stack Up?

December 6, 2004

Solo practioners in Central New York make about $50,000 a year, making them on average the lowest paid lawyers in the state, followed by solos in Buffalo who, in second place, earn $67,000.  These statistics…

Another Reason to Back Up

December 5, 2004

As if you needed another reason to back up your files, this article offers one that may not have occurred to you but is yet another compelling reason to keep doing it.

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