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EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

“Chris, Harrison and I are filling something of a generational gap between the Orange County Bar and the community. Many attorneys wait a decade or more before forming their own firm. We’re young, but we have a lot of experience and energy, and we want to serve clients the way we want and the way […]

Structuring Attorney Fees

Structuring Attorney Fees

Your client just received a large jury award or settlement. Your client is satisfied with the outcome and you will be compensated for often years of hard work and out-of-pocket expenses. You can collect your fee as a lump sum, but there is another option: structuring the fee so payments are delayed or spread out […]

Advocating with Compassion. A SHARED VISION OF CLIENT SERVICE.

Advocating with Compassion. A SHARED VISION OF CLIENT SERVICE.

“The best lawyers who get the best results are the ones who really get to know their clients. I tell our people to fully understand our client’s damages because that’s the only way to articulate to the other side what your client’s going through. If you’re too unemotional, if you’re too businesslike you’re not going […]

Lawyers, Does It Really Matter What Other Law Firms Do?

Lawyers, Does It Really Matter What Other Law Firms Do?

If you truly want your practice or your law firm to grow, there is one question you’re going to have to stop asking and three questions you’re going to need to start asking. I hear this one question regularly. It takes various forms, which I’ll discuss in a bit. It tends to come up every […]

5 Things You Can Do for Yourself and Your Career Ahead of the Coming Economic Tides

5 Things You Can Do for Yourself and Your Career Ahead of the Coming Economic Tides

We have enjoyed the benefits of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history—over 120 months of positive economic growth. Like all expansions, our current one will at some point slow and reverse, though, hopefully, not as precipitously as in 2007‒2008. As we see possible signs of an economic slowdown, what are some of the things […]

6 Interview Strategies for Solo and Small Law Firms

6 Interview Strategies for Solo and Small Law Firms

Hiring the right lawyers is a critical component of any law firm’s success. But developing an interview strategy to heighten the chances of successful hiring is even more important for solo and small practices because they have little room for error. Below are six strategies to help solo and small practitioners identify top performers. Define […]

Make Your Firm Family-Friendly … Don’t Just Say You Are

Make Your Firm Family-Friendly … Don’t Just Say You Are

There’s been much discussion in the legal industry lately about female- and family-friendly workplaces. Working Mother came out with its 2019 ranking of U.S. law firms that “utilized best practices to recruit, retain, promote and develop women lawyers.” The magazine identified 60 law firms where women make up at least 37% of new equity partners. […]

Electronic Signatures in the Courts

Electronic Signatures in the Courts

Because electronic signatures have become more common in the business community, now is a good time to review some of the legal issues that arise in the use of electronic signatures. There are several statutes that give legal effect to electronic signatures in many instances, and electronic signatures have been accepted as valid by the […]

Law Firm Differentiation— 5 Essential Attributes

Law Firm Differentiation— 5 Essential Attributes

The concentration of law firm financial strength narrows as fewer AmLaw 200 law firms can be counted among the fortunate. As Mark A. Cohen argues in The AmLaw 200 Is Down to 50—Maybe 20. What does It Mean? a fiscal separation among bigger firms has occurred and continues. Cohen concludes that the separation presents challenges […]

23 Secrets THAT BUILD CLIENT LOYALTY

23 Secrets THAT BUILD CLIENT LOYALTY

Loyalty is built on the value/price equation, which says: A client will stay loyal to you as long as he perceives the value of the services he receives to be greater than the fee he pays. Other things are important, too, but if you don’t deliver value that is greater than your fee, you will […]

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