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PLEASANT SURPRISE

PLEASANT SURPRISE

Bill Shapiro never expected to become one of OC’s top trial attorneys, but talent and passion coupled with a commitment to civility and desire to create positive changes in the world have made him precisely that for 37 years and counting. “I received some terrific advice right after passing the Bar. A great lawyer told me: Do everything […]

BIG CAREER BUILT ON SMALL CASES

BIG CAREER BUILT ON SMALL CASES

How Eric Traut Became A Leading Attorney In Expedited and Traditional Jury Trials “I PLAN TO KEEP SPEAKING, AND I’M HAPPY WITH MY PRACTICE. I INTEND TO KEEP TRYING CASES FOR A LONG TIME” Eric Traut sheepishly admits that his initial career plans did not involve becoming an AV-Preeminent Rated attorney. Never did he imagine that he’d be named […]

Marketing & Advertising Tips for Law Firms

Marketing & Advertising Tips for Law Firms

As recently as 10-15 years ago, law firms rarely looked at advertising and marketing seriously. Clients usually came through referrals and personal networking. Times have changed. With enormous competition in the market, law firms are finding it necessary to invest in advertising and marketing to promote awareness about their services. While the basic principles of advertising and marketing management remain the […]

The IMPORTANCE of CASE STATUS MEETINGS

The IMPORTANCE of CASE STATUS MEETINGS

Many attorneys don’t believe there is any value in case status meetings. Some believe that their work is their business and they don’t need to share what is going on with anyone else. Others don’t want to hear about the other attorneys’ cases. And still others think it’s a waste of their billable time. However, there is a good […]

Can the Traditional Pyramid Law Firm Structure Meet Today’s Price and Service Pressures?

Can the Traditional Pyramid Law Firm Structure Meet Today’s Price and Service Pressures?

Following the deep economic recession of 2008, more and more corporate legal departments and general counsel have demanded concessions on hourly rates, volume discounts, and alternative fee arrangements. While the traditional law firm pyramid model is far from extinct and likely will never go away, questions exist whether it is flexible enough to meet these demands. To be sure, technology and economic pressures to the […]

Executive Presence

Executive Presence

I Know I Need It—How Do I Get It? Executive presence—we all know when we’re around someone who has it. Executive presence is hard to define, but it encompasses a combination of physical, mental and emotional qualities that cause an individual to project a certain level of sophistication, charisma and energy. While business presence is a highly personal matter and […]

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

LAW FIRM SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  Corporations increasingly subscribe to the principle of corporate social responsibility. CSR is based on the belief that a demonstration of concern for the environment, human rights, community development and the welfare of their employees can make a corporation more profitable. And if not more profitable, at least a better place to work.  Law firms can learn from corporate experience to […]

10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LAW FIRM’S WEBSITE BETTER. From an Expert in Law Firm Website Development.

10 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LAW FIRM’S WEBSITE BETTER. From an Expert in Law Firm Website Development.

PRESENT THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM YOUR VISITORS. Most websites do a decent job of expressing who they are and what they do, but the most important aspect of business is to get the lead, so providing an easy way to contact you on every single page of your website should be a website’s essential goal and […]

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR LAW FIRM PROFITS OVER 30 PERCENT

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR LAW FIRM PROFITS OVER 30 PERCENT

In the competitive and commoditized world of legal services, we’re told we must have an effective marketing campaign to get new clients. And when most of us think about marketing, we envision glossy brochures glorifying the firm’s pedigree, power lunches, or shaking hands at useless and annoying networking events, mixing sweaty palms with pigs in a blanket, all in one massive […]

LEXISNEXIS SURVEY: The Discomfort of Collections in Law Firm Billing

LEXISNEXIS SURVEY: The Discomfort of Collections in Law Firm Billing

Study Finds More than 73% of Small Law Firms Experience Past Due Client Accounts; Many Lawyers Struggle with Resolution LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced today the results of a survey of U.S.-based small law firms. The survey found a majority of small law firms struggle with past due client accounts. About half said […]

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