The holiday season, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years, is the best time of the year for marketing your law practice. During this time business is more likely to be slow at the law firm. For most attorneys there are fewer cases to sign up as many prospective clients wait until the holidays are over to hire a lawyer. This lull in legal business can be a blessing as … [Read more...] about Three Holiday Season Marketing Tips for Lawyers
Thankfulness can be a useful tool in building your law practice. In our efforts to make improvements in ourselves as lawyers, in our law practices and in our personal lives we necessarily focus on what changes need to be made. My coaching work with attorney clients is about helping them make those changes that will make their law practice and their legal careers more satisfying … [Read more...] about Using Thankfulness as a Tool to Develop Your Law Practice
We lawyers often quote a fixed fee for handling a legal case. It is easier for the client to commit to an amount certain than to agree to an hourly rate and the uncertainty of how much the total attorney's fee will be. It helps in getting the legal work but, if care is not exercised, the attorney can lose money on the file. Using a building contractor as an analogy, if the … [Read more...] about Fixed Fee Legal Cases – Are You Making or Losing Money?
"A lawyer's time is his stock in trade" But... The passing of Steve Jobs has given us all an opportunity to consider what is really important in life. He had money, success and the satisfaction of giving great technological gifts to the world. What he didn't have was enough time. None of us know how much time we have left but, in reality, our time is all that we own. The … [Read more...] about Play Yourself First – A Life Balance Tip for Lawyers