26January, 2017

How to Start an Innovative Business Plan for Your Law Practice

You need the essential building blocks to create an innovative law practice.
Once you have your vision statement developed, you’re ready start planning to get there. If you still need to identify your vision of career success, find out how to start in this recent post.

A business plan is like a map or outline that explains the big-picture perspective […]

11January, 2017

Start the Year with a Plan for Your Career as a Lawyer

To compete as a lawyer, you need a vision defining your future success. And then you plan to reach it.
Strategic career movement requires you to (1) set aside time, (2) clarify next steps, (3) invest in deep work, and (4) build your external reputation. Career and business plans do not need to be complex and complicated. […]

22December, 2016

5 Tips for Lawyers to Notice More Business Opportunities

If you take these proactive steps to improve your ability to notice, you’ll find more business opportunities for your law practice.
People talk about IQ and emotional intelligence. Now, it’s time to talk about innovation intelligence. Innovation and change begins by locating opportunities for personal, career, or business growth. It’s difficult to innovate and change if […]

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 […]

24October, 2016

Pro Bono Week 2016 Starts on October 23

Pro Bono Week 2016 is here. You know participating will help others; find out how it can help you too.

This is nothing new: Solo and small practice lawyers’ top concern is getting more clients. This makes sense, because it’s essential to your paycheck and marketing classes are not law school’s wheelhouse. (And marketing campaigns take […]

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 […]

1September, 2016

Announcing SuperMom: A Support Group for Lawyers

SuperMom is a collaboration of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers + WBA Mothers’ Forum.

Babies don’t care if you’re a lawyer. And unfortunately, some of your clients and all of your deadlines don’t care if you’re a mom.

On the bright side, at some point your kids might develop some appreciation for your profession. Until that happens, simultaneously […]

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 […]

30June, 2016

Seize the Day: The Pause That Refreshes

Lawyers have a reputation for being workaholics.  Much of it is deserved.  Even though it’s harder now than ever before to make a living, let’s not kid ourselves: attorneys have been working overtime for a long, long . . . long time.  The ability to work oneself into the ground, in this profession, is (more […]