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, do not … [Read more...] about Should You Quit Litigation?
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 below with full credit and … [Read more...] about Are Rainmakers Born or Bred?
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 and attractive. … [Read more...] about A Fun High Tech Marketing Tool for Attorneys
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. … [Read more...] about Creating Your 2013 Law Practice
You have worked hard getting through law school, finding a job and now putting in the hours at your law firm. But what about partnership? How do you get there? Here are five tips that will help: 1. Know the criteria. If you don't know what is expected how can you possibly achieve the goal of partnership? Knowledge is power. It is important to know what the firm expects by … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Making Law Firm Partner