Clubhouse for Lawyers: Something to Talk About

January 15, 2021

Ever since 2010 when Nicole Black and I published the book Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, social media for lawyers in some ways has become a victim of its own success. What I mean is that once lawyers began to recognize that social media could help attract clients, they glommed on to it…

It’s Never Too Late to Start a Law Firm

October 30, 2020

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…

Ten Steps to Reimagining the Legal Conference by Hosting A Virtual Pop Up Event

October 9, 2020

Just a short two months ago, I was a virtual venue virgin.  What I mean is that despite the world moving online in the wake of the pandemic, I had yet to attend an event…

Don’t Be Your Own Glass Ceiling

September 28, 2020

This recent article highlights some great advice by More Than A Woman author Caitlin Moran: if you want a career and kids, then don’t marry a glass ceiling.  Moran cautions that for women balancing parenting…

Make Money Mondays: Don’t Transact – Transform

September 21, 2020

On at least one level, most legal services are transactional.  Lawyers enter into representation agreements with clients to perform a service: drafting an estate plan, representation in a DUI case, negotiating separation terms and a…

The One Law Firm Where There Is NO Partner Pay Gap: The Law Firm of You

September 16, 2020

Yesterday, the ABA Journal reported that the pay gap between male and female partners at big law continues to widen. According to the article, in 2010, female partners earned 24 percent less than their male…

Networking in Person in the Time of Corona

September 9, 2020

Although I co-authored Social Media for Lawyers a decade ago, I never expected that online connections would wholesale replace in-person professional networking. Instead, online networking as a springboard to a relationship that would ultimately solidify…

Quick Cash Infusions For New Law Firm Owners

September 1, 2020

Unless you’ve managed to bring existing clients with you when starting a new firm, it can take some time for cash to start flowing through the door.  Don’t despair –  there are lots of creative…