coachingforlawyers.com http://coachingforlawyers.com Helping lawyers meet the challenges they face in their work and career Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:31:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lawyers Life assessment. Learn what’s working and what isn’t. http://coachingforlawyers.com/lawyers-life-assessment-learn-whats-working-and-what-isnt/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/lawyers-life-assessment-learn-whats-working-and-what-isnt/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:02:08 +0000 http://coachingforlawyers.com/?p=1381 How about taking the Lawyers Life assessment? To build a successful law practice you need to do two things: Play to your strengths. Know and utilize those personal and professional characteristics and abilities that give you an advantage over other attorneys. Correct your weaknesses. Understand where you have a need to improve your law practice and your personal life and ...

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Should You Quit Litigation? http://coachingforlawyers.com/should-you-quit-litigation/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/should-you-quit-litigation/#respond Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:24:12 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=1075 Do you really enjoy litigation? Most litigators, truth be told, do not. Based on my experience as a professional lawyer coach, there is a small percentage of lawyers who truly enjoy trial work. They love the strategy, challenge and competition it provides. But these attorneys are in the minority. The majority of lawyers who call themselves litigators, or trial lawyers, ...

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Are Rainmakers Born or Bred? http://coachingforlawyers.com/rainmakers-born-or-bred/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/rainmakers-born-or-bred/#respond Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:26:02 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=1026 An extremely interesting article is in the latest issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Today. It describes a study on the question of whether rainmakers are born or bred and what are the characteristics of a legal rainmaker. Are some lawyers just naturals? What is it that sets the highest practice development achievers apart? I have set out the article ...

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Why You Haven’t Made Law Firm Partner Yet http://coachingforlawyers.com/havent-made-law-firm-partner-yet/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/havent-made-law-firm-partner-yet/#respond Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:00:17 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=958 Making partner in your law firm is probably the most critical hurdle in a young lawyer’s career. Yet so many attorneys don’t have a strategy for how to make that happen. I have touched on this subject before on my website and in the Lawyers Life blog. I was interviewed by Law 360 last week and my comments about making ...

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Three Tips to Improve Collection of Your Legal Fees http://coachingforlawyers.com/three-tips-improve-collection-legal-fees/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/three-tips-improve-collection-legal-fees/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:26:14 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=909 It is vital to the sustainability of your law practice that you are paid, and paid timely, for your legal services. Yet invoicing clients and collecting legal fees are constant challenges to many lawyers. Handling cases without being paid is simply bad business: you incur unnecessary malpractice and ethical complaint exposure and suffer the loss of money and staff time ...

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Two Simple Legal Marketing Tips http://coachingforlawyers.com/two-simple-legal-marketing-tips/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/two-simple-legal-marketing-tips/#respond Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:22:45 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=843 The American Bar Association held its annual meeting in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I was asked to serve on a panel of coaches, recruiters and career consultants in a program called “Career Advice Live.” It was directed to attorneys with one to six years of experience. My topic was Legal Marketing. The program called for each panelist ...

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A Fun High Tech Marketing Tool for Attorneys http://coachingforlawyers.com/a-fun-high-tech-marketing-tool-for-attorneys/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/a-fun-high-tech-marketing-tool-for-attorneys/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:33:25 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=697 I have been a fan of Flipboard for quite a while. For those of you who don’t know, Flipboard aggregates internet content and displays it in a magazine style on tablets and smart phones. You can customize the content you receive by category as well as by participating print magazine.  It is similar to Google News but much more customizable ...

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A Pre-Legal Marketing Checklist for Lawyers http://coachingforlawyers.com/a-pre-legal-marketing-checklist-for-lawyers/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/a-pre-legal-marketing-checklist-for-lawyers/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:35:39 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=662 Don’t waste time and money marketing your law practice until you are prepared. I have worked with many lawyers over the past 15 years helping them develop their legal marketing skills. What all of these attorneys had in common when they came to me was that they did not know what to do and, if they did have a marketing ...

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Your Decisions Will Determine the Success of Your Legal Career http://coachingforlawyers.com/your-decisions-will-determine-the-success-of-your-legal-career/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/your-decisions-will-determine-the-success-of-your-legal-career/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:26:35 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=635 It seems obvious, doesn’t it? The decisions attorneys make will have a huge impact on their success as lawyers. Decisions such as choosing between government and private practice, in-house vs. law firm, the legal practice area(s) to pursue, the law firm to work for and the structure of their law practice. Yet I cannot tell you how many times I have talked ...

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Creating Your 2013 Law Practice http://coachingforlawyers.com/creating-your-2013-law-practice/ http://coachingforlawyers.com/creating-your-2013-law-practice/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:42:23 +0000 http://www.coachingforlawyers.com/?p=597 Happy New Year! A couple of years ago I posted a series of three blog posts designed to help fellow attorneys 1.) examine their existing law practice 2.) evaluate what changes in practice areas they want to make and 3.) make those changes. I hope they were helpful, I received a lot of positive feedback. Monday will begin the first ...

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