26April, 2017

How to Manage Obstacles to Productivity in Law Practice

Find out how to manage productivity obstacles in your law practice so your time doesn’t slip away unnoticed.
Mastering productivity is critical to the quality of your work and life – and it can be a serious challenge. This post is the second in a 3-part series designed to guide you through the fundamentals. The first […]

6April, 2017

7 Ways to Increase Law Firm Billable Hours [Guest Post]

Let’s be honest. Tracking time and then generating invoices is the least fun part of being a lawyer or running a law firm.
You went to law school to practice law, that’s your passion. Yet without the essential task of tracking your time well, invoicing promptly and collecting money, there’s no way to keep your practice […]

31January, 2017

How to Manage a More Engaging Law Practice [Webinar]

If you manage any employees in your law practice, you understand what an undertaking it is. Find out how to create a workplace that optimizes everyone’s performance – in 30 minutes or less – with our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers!
On February 15th at 12pm (eastern)
Traci Ray will present
How to Manage a […]

16November, 2016

4 Steps to Innovate Your Law Practice with Design Thinking

Lawyers are in a competitive market. To enjoy competing, you need to innovate your law practice. To innovate, try this: The IDEA Strategy Model.
As you’ll see, the IDEA Strategy Model leverages design thinking to harness innovation. Our first workshop in our Innovation Series with the Mass Bar offered insights on how to reframe your thought process […]

31October, 2016

Winning Strategies to Increase Productivity

We all want to increase productivity. And we don’t have time to waste on strategies with poor ROI.
According to research conducted at Harvard University and published in Science magazine, we spend almost half of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we are currently doing. It’s no wonder that we reach the end […]

26September, 2016

Launching a New Law Practice Startup Workshop

We’re working with Starting Out Solo and a few of our favorite locals to host a law practice startup workshop this Friday, September 30th at 1pm.
We’ve been hosting ‘group meetings’ for attorneys considering or just starting their own practices for years. We’ve called them meetings; we’ve called them roundtables. All the while, our law practice […]

22September, 2016

4 Steps to Recruiting + Hiring Law Firm Employees Successfully

Hiring law firm employees is one of the milestones along the journey to a successful and profitable practice.

The need often arises quickly when the warning bell of too much work and too little time rings loudly. The biggest mistake is hiring the first person with a reasonable resume. The better course of action is to […]

9August, 2016

Choosing Your Startup Law Office Space

Decide which startup law office space is right for you here in the second post in our Startup Questions series.
Many practitioners start out practicing in a home office to keep costs low. However, a home office has its drawbacks, including distractions, often a lack of professional conference space for client meetings, and you simply may not want to invite […]

28July, 2016

Do You Need Legal Malpractice Insurance in Massachusetts?

We’re starting off a series on Startup Questions with one of the most common inquiries we hear: legal malpractice insurance requirements for Massachusetts attorneys.
Massachusetts does not require legal malpractice insurance for attorneys. However, it is highly recommended to mitigate the cost of a malpractice insurance claim.

There are a number of places from which attorneys can acquire malpractice […]

20July, 2016

Work Planning: How to Use GTD + MIT [Template]

Find out how work planning can improve your time management and organization.

Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist.com and attorney, joined me on this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast to talk about time management and organization. One of the many great ideas Sam and I discussed is called “work planning”. Sam describes the concept of work […]