Coaching for Lawyers

By Daniel Roberts | News, Tips and Information to Help You Build a Great Law Practice

The Boring Law Firm

The model is dead, may it rest in peace<p>W e have been circling this issue for years, but we won’t let go and head to where the facts take us: the …

Elon Musk

The Future Lawyer

<i>This post was based upon the author’s keynote address to The German Bar Association on May 26th, 2017.</i><p>One way to describe the future lawyer is to list some key challenges attorneys will confront, then identify skillsets required to meet them.<p><i>Defending the rule of law</i>. This is democracy’s foundation …

Intelligence

How Solos Can Do Work They Love When It Doesn’t Pay the Bills

Many lawyers start their own firm to focus on work that they love. But what if there isn’t a market for the work that you love or where a market …

Is It Really All About Content?

With all the marketing discussion about content, content marketing, getting people to see your content and measuring the ROI on your content, you’d …

8 Qualities To Become An Excellent Lawyer

Possessing all these great qualities will make you stand out unique among your colleagues as a lawyer

Are Sunk-Costs Stalling Your Legal Career?

Are “Sunk-Costs” preventing you from making a wise decision that will further your legal career or law practice? A well known economic term, …

Law School

7 Startup Tips for Law Firm Marketing

Marketing a law firm is a daunting task and often I have been asked by lawyers, just where and how should they start – as the number of options and …

How video content is changing legal marketing - British Legal Technology Forum 2017 - Europe's Largest Legal IT Event

We live in a digital world. Not only is this changing how we interact and how we do business, it also changes how we seek out information. In days …

8 No-Risk “SEO” Tips for Sustainable Online Marketing

Lawyers talk a lot about growing their firms through search engine optimization (SEO) and how they can get their law firm website to rank high in …

SEO

Effective Law-firm Marketing Can Be a Public Service

Value-added PropositionAmy Royal says her marketing strategy has long emphasized providing helpful resources through blogs, newsletters, and …

Marketing

Survey: More Than Four In 10 Lawyers Expect Their Law Firms To Increase Marketing Spend In 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- They may not have put out ads for the big game, but many law firms intend to make more of a splash …

Georgetown Report And Fox Rothschild Signal Importance Of Niche Law Blogs

Most large law firms publish law blogs by traditional practice groups. There are over 130 employment-law blogs being published by Am Law 200 firms, …

You Can't Stop the Waves, But You Can Learn to Surf -- A New Tool for the Lawyer's Tool Belt: Mindfulness | Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Mindfulness is not simply a new wave, touchy feely program. CEOs, senior executives, and lawyers are using mindfulness as a tool to help promote …

The Gift Of Doing Meaningful Work

<i>Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.</i> <i><br>– Rumi</i><p>I get a lot of reader emails about …

How To Successfully Transition From A Law Firm To A Solo Practice (According To The Experts)

, CommunityVoice<p>You’re ready to call it quits at your current law firm and start your very own practice. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to kick up your feet. Now more than ever, you should be working to make a name for your new brand, especially by developing relationships with clients.<p>…

Legal Services

2016: The Year Everything Changed In Social Media Marketing

Three megatrends culminated in online business development in 2016, requiring attorneys to change their digital marketing tactics and to re-focus on …

Social Media Marketing

Legal Marketing - Be Interactive (8 tactics)

The problem with much of legal marketing is that those in that space have the mindset of lawyers. Not marketers.<p>For example, how much of content is …

Law Firm Marketing Through Christmas Cards

Law firm marketing for the holiday season should be a high priority. Of course, continue to follow your legal marketing plan (you have one don’t …

Christmas

A More Practical Model for Law Schools

The JD is no longer the ticket it once was to a stable career and high earnings. With skyrocketing levels of student debt and limited job opportunities, potential law students are foregoing legal careers. And with depleted budgets and enrollment at a 40-year low, law schools are scrambling to …

Education

10 Things To Know About Real Estate Practice

<i>Ed. note: Welcome to the latest installment of Better Know A Practice Area, a series introducing readers to different practice areas. Each post is</i> …

Career Change Trap: The Old “You Have to Use Your Law Degree” Myth

<i>“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only</i> …

What Are You Doing To Make A Difference?

Donald Trump (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty)<p>As you all know, this is a legal technology column. I write about legal technology because it is a passion …

Hot Solo And Small Law Firm Practices In A Trump Presidency

President-elect Donald Trump may have run big businesses — but that doesn’t mean that only Biglaw will benefit from some of the hot new legal …

Making Uncomfortable Transitions to Advance Your Career

"When life brings you mountains, you don't waste your time asking why; you spend your time climbing over them." - A.J. Darkholme.

New Legal Practice Logo and Web Design 101 - California Lawyer

A London-based designer offers tips on how to craft the right visual identity for a law practice.<p>By Richard Chapman | November 14, 2016<p>Your mother …

Thomas Cerabino Of Willkie Farr, On Expansion, Lawyer Retention, Laterals, And Strategy

Opening its doors in 1888, and playing home to the likes of Supreme Court justices, governors, and even a presidential candidate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher has one of the richest histories of the New York elites. Drawing in high profile clients such as the New York Life Insurance Company, Otis …

Ulysses S. Grant

New Generations of Lawyers Seek a Better Workplace

Law firms of today are buffeted by challenges from all sides. Clients are disgruntled over increasing legal costs. Yet, firms face relentless …

5 Data-Driven Lawyer Marketing Strategies

Main image: Every lawyer is familiar with the trials (had to) and tribulations associated with marketing their practice. Keywords are inordinately …

Digital Marketing

Making Rain: Using an Ouija board or financial statements to plan marketing

Although the Ouija board might be more fun, you will probably make better business decisions by asking your accounting department to reorganize your …

Business Development