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LOVE & MARRIAGE

LOVE & MARRIAGE

Eric & Michelle Ludwig, Founders of Ludwig Law Center, Inc., Have Earned a Well-Deserved Reputation as the Small But Mighty Family Law Firm Renowned for Handling Complex Litigation “Family Law is probably the most diverse and complicated field of law to practice. In the family law field, we cover finances, including complicated accountings, stock options, valuations of […]

“When The Truth Really Matters”

“When The Truth Really Matters”

Forensic Technologies, Inc. Ensures Attorneys Aren’t Leaving Anything to Chance When it Comes to Mobile Device Forensics and Cell Tower Mapping “We have our whole lives on our phones. People really don’t do anything without their phones. The amount of data stored within mobile devices is enormous, who’s talking to whom, where are they or have […]

RELATIONSHIP OF LEADERSHIP TO MANAGEMENT IN A LAW FIRM

RELATIONSHIP OF LEADERSHIP TO MANAGEMENT IN A LAW FIRM

Leadership and management need to exist in every financially and professionally successful law firm. The terms “leadership” and “management” are not synonyms. In simplistic terms, the leadership role is the ability of an individual or group of partners to influence other partners and associates to follow in the achievement of common goals. Management, on the […]

THE BIGGEST MARKETING/ SALES OBSTACLE LAWYERS FACE

THE BIGGEST MARKETING/ SALES OBSTACLE LAWYERS FACE

The biggest marketing and sales obstacle lawyers face is unconscious incompetence. It means you don’t know what you don’t know. That’s one of the four stages of competence. This matters because one characteristic of that stage is overconfidence about your innate ability to generate business, based on ignorance of what it actually takes to generate […]

HOW TO IMPROVE THE ODDS OF SUCCESS IN RECRUITING LATERAL ENTRIES

HOW TO IMPROVE THE ODDS OF SUCCESS IN RECRUITING LATERAL ENTRIES

Faced with the challenge of growing—or even surviving— in recent years, more firms have increased their recruiting of lateral entries. However, according to various surveys and reports, the odds of success from either the lateral’s or the firm’s perspective—and often both—are only 60–70%. This is an excellent won/lost percentage in baseball, but it’s not in […]

How to Generate New Law Firm Clients Using Speaking and Seminars

How to Generate New Law Firm Clients Using Speaking and Seminars

According to a national survey, the number 1 fear people have is speaking in public. Fear of dying is ranked number 7. So just remember when you attend your next funeral that more people would rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. I realize speaking is not for everyone, but if you enjoy […]

4 Signs That You Are Your Own Worst Critic

4 Signs That You Are Your Own Worst Critic

A reasonable amount of self-criticism can be a good thing. It allows us to reflect on our actions and decisions, and it helps us push ourselves to improve. Certainly, having self-awareness of our shortcomings is vital for anyone who wants to build and develop a business, and lawyers are no exception. BUT… many lawyers go […]

Community News – November 2015

Community News – November 2015

James R. McCormick, Jr., Esq., of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P., has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), a prestigious organization comprised of fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide. Fellows of the College are recognized as the most respected community association attorneys in the country. CCAL was established in 1993 by Community […]

A TIME FOR GROWTH. Tough Trial Lawyers, Gerald Klein & Mark Wilson have Intentionally Kept Their Practice Small for Two Decades…Until Now.

A TIME FOR GROWTH. Tough Trial Lawyers, Gerald Klein & Mark Wilson have Intentionally Kept Their Practice Small for Two Decades…Until Now.

For twenty years Klein & Wilson intentionally remained a small law firm comprised of just two lawyers. Founding partner Gerald Klein explains, “I grew a predecessor firm from two lawyers to seven lawyers in just two years before being acquired by a large firm. I had been happiest in a two-attorney practice.” Klein’s co-founder and […]

How to Make Alternative Fee Arrangements Work for Your Law Firm

How to Make Alternative Fee Arrangements Work for Your Law Firm

Law firms are under increasing pressure from clients to reduce costs and justify expenditures, and alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) are rising to the challenge. While AFAs aren’t exactly a new concept to the legal industry (estate planning and criminal defense attorneys have been offering them for years), they are now becoming more prevalent in other […]

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