How did your law practice do in 2020? Did you reach all of your goals? What worked for you in this Covid 19 era and to what extent? My take is that some law firms did OK. Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, and Family Law did better than expected. But, by and large, it wasn't a great year for law practices. It is important to look at 2020 outcomes in setting your goals for … [Read more...] about Grateful for Pneumonia
In yesterday's New York Times there was an article about retirement, a subject most relevant to the many "Baby Boomer" attorneys in the U.S.The article is an interview with Ken Dychtwald, who has been studying retirement for over 40 years. Here is a link to the article. He points out that "retirement" has changed, it is getting longer, and instead of winding down at 65 many … [Read more...] about Good Advice for Lawyers Considering Retirement
You've had a great legal career. Chances are you have accomplished a lot in your law practice. But you are getting older, the children are launched, and you are beginning to realize that time is limited. What do you do? An upside and a downside of being a lawyer are that there is no mandatory retirement. This gives you a freedom that many of your non-lawyer contemporaries do … [Read more...] about Taking Down the Shingle – 5 tips for Transitioning Out of Your Law Practice
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 … [Read more...] about Lawyers Life assessment. Learn what’s working and what isn’t.
How is your law practice going? Are you where you wanted to be in your legal career? The chances are that there is room for improvement but how do you determine where to start? You probably have at least a general idea. However, before you take steps to improve your law practice or make a significant change in your legal career, wouldn't it be a good idea to get the whole … [Read more...] about How to Evaluate Your Law Practice and Legal Career