Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Pontikes of Pontikes Law, LLC. Rebecca represents plaintiffs in employment law matters, including wage and hour claims. This post provides solo and small firms with the key differences between independent contractors, employees, and interns; and how to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, so that your firm […]
Join fellow Mac and iOS attorney enthusiasts this year at MILOfest 2015, November 12-14, back at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida.
What is MILOfest?
MILOfest was born out of the Macs in the Law Office Google Group (MILO), a discussion listserv for legal professionals using Macs and iOS products in their law offices. The group, which […]
As with many of the choices that lawyers are faced with in modern practice, selecting an office space yields a plethora of options – perhaps even an overwhelming number. Do you acquire a traditional lease? How about a virtual office? A co-working space? Or, do you just stay home? Fortunately, […]
Many solo and small firm attorneys don’t start thinking about acquiring disability insurance until it’s too late. Disability insurance can quickly become essential, when a health-related setback occurs – especially one that will necessitate an extended period of leave, or the winding down of a law practice. Given that, we’re pleased to provide […]
Thinking about opening your own practice? Be aware, there’s a lot more to it then merely hanging a shingle and being a good lawyer. You’ll need to understand how to conduct an IOLTA three-way reconciliation, set a budget, manage client files, obtain malpractice insurance, implement technology, market your practice, and much much more. That’s where, […]
Ethical Quandary: How Best to Acquire Information About the Revised Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct
You’ll have heard that the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct were substantially revised this Summer. You’ll have heard that, in part, because we told you about it.
. . . which gives rise to an interesting question: How should you best acquire information about the new rules? Decisions, decisions.
Well, buck up. You don’t have to decide.
Last time, we addressed the importance of refining your tactics in attempting to acquire consistent referrals from other lawyers. This time, it probably makes sense to tell you where to develop those relationships with your colleagues, because: it’s one thing to know how to acquire referrals from other lawyers; but, it’s quite another thing to […]
Ever wondered what it’s like to be Olivia Pope from ABC’s Scandal? Well, here’s your chance to find out at the American Bar Association’s GPSolo 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success in Boston on September 24 – 26. This year’s keynote speaker is Judy Smith, crisis management expert and inspiration for the […]
The most successful law firms generate the bulk of their clients from referrals. Referrals are key to an effective law firm marketing plan because reliance on referrals can reduce the effort you have to put into marketing your practice over time. You have to hustle to develop referral pipelines; but, once you’ve established those, you […]
One does not simply buy a product in 2015. As our society has advanced in its complexity, products, even niche products, are fitted for specific uses. That’s why there are umpteen dozen versions of Tide — though, I do appreciate those versions addressing allergy sensitivities.
And, it’s the same deal with computer software. There are freeware […]