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
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Taking Down the Shingle – 5 tips for Transitioning Out of Your Law Practice
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
The effect of the Corona Virus on your law practice.
The Corona Virus has been a shock to the legal system. We are generally confined to our homes and often prevented from working from our offices. We are dealing with connections with clients, challenges with court closures, marketing, and changes to the legal profession both during and after the COVID 19 crisis passes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May … [Read more...] about The effect of the Corona Virus on your law practice.
The Most Valuable Meeting of Your Week
I get it, you're busy. You have piles of files that need attention, emails that need a response, court documents to prepare or respond to, billings to send out, and then there's marketing, ugh! Yes, you have a lot on your plate, but being busy is not necessarily being productive. The default path is to deal with it all as best you can, get as much done as possible and call it a … [Read more...] about The Most Valuable Meeting of Your Week
Tracking Progress Toward Your Goals
You use a goal tracker, aka task manager, to keep you on course with important projects in your law practice, don't you? In my experience with my lawyer clients, the answer to that question is either yes..., no or sorta - mostly no or sorta. Whether it is creating a marketing plan, making partner or finding your niche in the law, having a plan and making steady progress toward … [Read more...] about Tracking Progress Toward Your Goals