17May, 2019

Marketing Plan Considerations for Solo and Small Law Practices

Solo and small law practices need marketing plans — but they can’t waste time. Focus on connection, and find everything you need to consider here.
Lawyers who choose to work in solo and small practices choose to do more than practice law. Solo and small firm lawyers choose to be businesspeople. Developing business and managing the […]

17January, 2019

How Lawyers Can Succeed by Developing Careers as Specialists

Experts get to experience more focus and charge more for their services. What more do lawyers need to know before narrowing down?
Expertise lends a strategic advantage over the long term. Business development cycles can be exhausting. Narrowing your niche into a specialty can deliver clients who are willing to pay a premium for your services […]

8November, 2018

4 Steps for Lawyers to Change When Changing is Hard

Improving anything necessitates change. When change is difficult, we struggle against inertia. Here’s the 4-step process your brain needs to move through it and make the change you want in your professional or personal life as a lawyer.
Once the calendar hits November, we can see the new year around the corner — along with its […]

16August, 2018

Law Practice Startup Workshop with a Suite Deal at Social Law Library

If you’re starting your own law practice — or just thinking about it — you have a lot of questions to answer. Do you know what technology to purchase? How to get clients? What entity to select? How to do an IOLTA three-way reconciliation?
Our next (FREE) Law Practice Startup Workshop at Social Law Library on […]

9August, 2018

How Fast Thinking Slows Lawyers Down

Fast thinking interferes with our progress whenever we fail to scan our thoughts and process our assumptions. And it’s particularly important in legal work to isolate assumptions. Here’s what you need to understand and slow down.
In 2012, Facebook conducted an experiment to see whether it could influence the emotions and postings of its users by […]

4August, 2018

Plan Your Path for the Right Career as a Lawyer [Workbook 5]

Here’s the planning process you need to take action and implement the steps along your path to the right career as a lawyer.
The difference between working to survive as a lawyer and working to thrive at it is a question of how effectively you’re adapting. And as a human, you can always learn to adapt […]

13July, 2018

New Rule 1.15A: What Client Files Are & How Long Lawyers Must Preserve Them

Effective September 1, 2018, new Rule 1.15A sheds light on what exactly the Client’s File actually is and how long lawyers need to preserve them. Find the answers to your questions here.
On June 7, 2018, the SJC adopted an order that amends the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court, and in particular, Massachusetts Rules of […]

31May, 2018

How to Find Your Purpose for the Right Career as a Lawyer [Workbook 4]

Those who thrive most in their careers are fueled by their sense of purpose. Find out how to pivot your work as a lawyer into the right career for your passion.
The difference between working to survive as a lawyer and working to thrive at it is a question of how effectively you’re adapting. And as […]

30May, 2018

A Scorecard for Small Law Firms [Webinar]

In this edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Sam Glover will help you identify what steps you can take to position your law firm for sustainable growth.
How is your law practice keeping up with the pace of change in the legal industry? The practice of law has changed, is still changing, and will continue to […]

17May, 2018

But You’re a Lawyer, Not a Project Manager? Learn These Skills.

Here’s how to approach your work as a lawyer as projects to be managed, apply the right skills for the job, and deliver a better finished work product.
Alex, Beth, and Chris are partners in a small law firm. They have been together for 30 years. They make all important decisions together. Recently, their office manager […]