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Optimizing Your Law Firm’s Financial Health in 2019: Four Areas to Focus Your Spring Cleaning

Optimizing Your Law Firm’s Financial Health in 2019: Four Areas to Focus Your Spring Cleaning

Fingerprints are unique. No two snowflakes are alike. And each law firm has its own personality. Whether small or large, local, national, or international in scope, general service or specialized boutique, driven by profit or public service, each law firm has its own DNA. Though distinctive, many law firms share common characteristics. One shared by […]

Nobody Wants a Debbie Downer During Initial Consultations

Nobody Wants a Debbie Downer During Initial Consultations

Initial consultations are an important part of most law firms. Potential clients meet attorneys about their cases. They want an attorney who can help them achieve their goals. Most clients come in knowing generally what they want. Some attorneys, however, become naysayers who focus exclusively on worst case scenarios. They instantly become pessimistic about what […]

Playing the Ultimate Game of Chess

Playing the Ultimate Game of Chess

Putting All the Pieces Together Before Trial Brings Attorney and Client to “Checkmate.” “Trial work in our practice areas is very complicated and there are a million angles. The lawyers on the other side are very good, so the process is very much like a chess match. I truly love the mental challenge of figuring […]

What Is the Average Pay Raise?

What Is the Average Pay Raise?

When you employ law firm employees, the question often arises about what is the kind of raise employees should be given. Oftentimes, the question can arise at the end of the year because many employees expect yearly raises. The question of “what is the average raise?” is problematic. Law employees often have expectations. Many of […]

Extending the Meaning of Family Business

Extending the Meaning of Family Business

Married Attorneys Build Extended Family in Real Estate, Trust and Estate Planning, and Business Practice While dating at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Ariana and Jason Burris discussed forming a practice together. That 2007 dream became a reality four years ago with the formation of Burris Law. Beyond that, the couple wanted to create […]

Law Firm Hospitality

Law Firm Hospitality

Picture this: A law school graduate walks into the law firm’s lobby. She’s a little nervous. She walks up to the receptionist, who takes a moment to look up at her. “Can I help you?” she says. She’s not trying to be rude, but she’s busy and doesn’t recognize the visitor. The woman tells the receptionist she’s […]

Millennials in Big Law Resistance is Futile

Millennials in Big Law Resistance is Futile

Not since the Baby Boomers has a generation had such a profound impact on our culture, nor has our culture had such a profound impact on a generation. Born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, millennials are the first digital generation, coming of age at a time when information— virtually all information—has become commoditized and […]

Choosing the Right Content for Your Law Firm Newsletter

Choosing the Right Content for Your Law Firm Newsletter

Many of the law firms we talk to do a great job of maintaining contact information for former clients, but they aren’t sure how to capitalize on those connections. An email newsletter can be a great way to maintain those relationships and keep your brand fresh in people’s minds. A good newsletter should remind former […]

How to Protect Your Private Practice From a California Payroll Tax Audit

How to Protect Your Private Practice From a California Payroll Tax Audit

Did you know you can be held personally liable for payroll taxes if the California Employment Development Department (EDD) reclassifies your independent contractors? Yes, you read that correctly. Most taxpayers and business owners—including those that own your own private law practice—are unaware of this fact. But because of a recent case ruling—Dynamex Operations West, Inc. […]

Amp up Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Tips for Lawyers

Amp up Your LinkedIn Profile With These 10 Tips for Lawyers

The new year is approaching fast and amidst the last-minute holiday shopping, you can be thinking of your professional goals for 2019. One of the best networking sources available is LinkedIn. Unlike other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is geared towards professionals, which makes it ideal for lawyers. It connects you […]

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