Category: General Management

COMMON CAUSES OF CONFLICT IN LAW FIRMS

Throughout the first year of Trump’s presidency, we’ve heard a great deal about conflict in the White House.  I’m sure you can easily relate to this kind of news, as a law firm environment is not without its own share of internal tensions.  READ MORE

IS YOUR COMPENSATION SYSTEM STILL WORKING PROPERLY?

When it comes to distribution of profits, there is no perfect system.  Yet changing an imperfect system strikes fear in an attorney’s heart.  Read more ….

Managing the Mountain of Paper: Records Management in the Law Firm

Perhaps the thorniest issue faced by attorneys is what to do with client’s files for matters that have been concluded and closed.  Attorneys are looking for ways to minimize storage requirements, while at the same time protecting their client’s confidential documents, and also … READ MORE

Don’t Wait to Save Your Practice

Clients used to be loyal.  There used to be abundant work for all.  Referral sources were reliable.  Outside competition was not nipping at our heels.  That was yesterday.  Not today.  READ MORE

 

FAILED PROMISES, FAILED PLANS

A lot of solo and small firm attorneys are in a pickle. Plans for retirement which were carefully thought out and put into play long ago are falling apart. It seemed so simple. Where did it go wrong? READ MORE

Social Media Policies: The Impact On Your Practice

With the rapid rise in the use of social media both professionally and personally, the challenges become huge to preserve possible evidence. From text
messages on individual cell phones, to videos on YouTube, to  READ MORE

 

When Family Work Together

I have had the pleasure of working with many midsize and small firms over the years who had various iterations of family members working together. I have never had issue with the policy itself.  Read more

13 Tips to Improve Your Website

I receive requests from many firms to review their web site and tell them how “awful” it really is.  Most of the websites were actually fairly decent, but almost all called for improvement.  As I went along READ MORE

Best Practices For File Closing and Destruction

Many of you are scratching your head and wondering about all the files which have accumulated over years of practice.  Some of you have 50 years of files.  Or a basement, attic, and garage already filled with box after box of files.  What about them?  If you decide to do electronic storage, do you have to go back and purge and scan all those files?  Heck no!!!  READ MORE

EXPECT THE BEST BUT PLAN FOR THE WORST

There was a phone message on the hot line last week that was unfortunate, but not unusual.  A solo practitioner in a small PA town died suddenly of a heart attack.  She was only 49 years old.  She had no known history of illness.  READ MORE

 

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