23June, 2016

Soft Launch: Building Out a Niche, the Safe Way [Video]

If you’re considering moving your practice into a niche but have reservations, Jared has a one minute tip that will make your decision easier.

For more information on niche practice development, check out:

-‘The Expertise Effect: How Getting Narrow Can Grow Your Practice’

-‘Rethinking the Practice of Law: Niche Practice Areas’

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Liner Notes

Even though my general view […]

5February, 2016

Do Your Job: Filling Out Your Experience While Looking for Work [Video]

We know you just want to do your job. If you’re an unemployed or underemployed attorney, Jared is talking to you. For 80 seconds. Spoiler Alert: We announce LCL’s new Work Search Group, led by LCL psychologist Shawn Healy, Ph.D, starting March 1st.

28January, 2016

Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else

So, you had a bad day.  Happens to the best of us.  Even so, you shouldn’t let it color your vision of the future.  Let’s take the example of legal technology applications.

When lawyers deign to upgrade their software, after much cajoling and a number of conversations over the rotary dial telephone, the whole traumatic experience […]

15January, 2016

Bits and Pieces: Crushing Your New Year’s Resolutions

It happens every year: the new Baby New Year gets lost in the Archipelago of Last Years, and we have to call in Rudolph to save his a . . . No, wait.  That’s not right.  That’s another story, for another time.

Let’s go again: Every year, you make personal and professional New Year’s resolutions; and, […]

14January, 2016

Thirds: Reachable New Year’s Resolutions for Lawyers [Video]

Here’s how to meet your New Year’s Resolutions: Discard them in favor of better ones! So here’s 90 seconds of Jared with THREE things you should, and actually can, accomplish in 2016.

Spoiler Alerts: Staff Management, Marketing/Networking, Tech Updates.

(If you listen really hard, you can hear how excited I am by Jared’s first suggested resolution.)

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6January, 2016

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? The Best of the Guests

Every year, we receive and publish high-quality guest blog posts on a variety of subjects.  As the New Year turns over, our annual tradition has been to collect those guest blog posts into one omnibus post, thereby republishing them.  Not wanting 2015 to feel left out, we’ve just done that for it, below.

Thanks to all […]

5January, 2016

The Posts of Christmas Past: Our Best of 2015

It’s that time of year again . . . when we select our very best blog posts from the preceding year.  Amazingly enough, this will be our 7th annual version of this post.  That’s a lot of blog posts to have chosen from; but, we try to exercise our very best judgment, each and every year.  Just forty-three years on, […]

4December, 2015

Hedge Fund: The Value of Retainers [Video]

Jared brought his friends Chuckie Sullivan + Rod Tidwell into this week’s vlog to talk about retainers.*

In 90 seconds, find out why you need to collect retainers and how you can structure them.

* No. Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding, Jr. don’t actually appear in character from Good Will Hunting and Jerry Maguire, respectively, in this […]

5November, 2015

Billing Construction: Drafting Bills Clients Waddle to Pay [Video]

Jared tells you a few things you can do to encourage clients to pay their bills (and retain your services!).

He also tells you what he’s wearing for Halloween. All in 90 seconds. Watch now:

16October, 2015

Guest Post: Get the Help You Need, But Don’t Blow the Wage Laws

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 […]