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 […]

25August, 2016

The Expertise Effect: How to Grow with a Niche Law Practice

If you want to see more growth, consider transitioning into a niche law practice.

Almost every lawyer wants to command higher rates, attract more clients, and increase his or her profile in the marketplace. However, many are unable to achieve these objectives because they are stuck pursuing ineffective strategies – or no strategy at all. One […]

4August, 2016

How to Approach Law Practice Startup Funding

This third post in our Startup Questions series will help you tackle your law practice startup funding.
Unless you are leaving another law firm and you are confident that a steady stream of clients plan to follow you, you’ll need money to cover your startup costs, and if possible, one year of operation and personal living […]

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 […]

13July, 2016

Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]

How can you harness emergent technology like smart contracts, Bitcoin, and blockchain to help you serve your clients better?

Heidi recently spoke with Josh Stark, head of Operations & Legal at Ledger Labs, to find out how emergent technology could impact the practice of law.

Listen to the Emergent Technology episode of Legal Toolkit here.

Josh explains […]

7July, 2016

Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?

Everybody’s law practice is in the cloud but yours?

Using the cloud in your practice can provide a plethora of benefits for a law practice, including increased mobility, productivity, and even security. Once you’ve made the decision to move your practice to the cloud, you should approach the move through a series of preparatory steps. Whether […]

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, […]