Many businesses — especially in today’s economy — find that the expenses involved in hiring outside counsel are too unpredictable and too high. Here are some of the main differences to consider if you’re thinking about going in-house.
The first step in the client acquisition process for legal professionals is usually the initial client interview. Here are 9 interview questions you should ask potential clients and why asking them matters:
All law firms need to bring in new clients and new matters in order to make money. Here’s our top tried and true strategies for “making it rain.”
Who do you think of when you think of influential lawyers? Here are seven who have left an unforgettable mark propelling legislation forward towards a more inclusive and just world.
Currently, 36 states have adopted the duty of technology competence. While there may be some biases and challenges, there are several reasons that support the value of tech training and for continuing education programs in a firm.
Paraprofessionals can be a true asset to any firm so long as they are hired with the goal of firm efficiencies. Perhaps it is time to discuss whether your firm can benefit from hiring one or more specialized paraprofessionals.
In this article, we explore some of the major considerations for becoming a freelance attorney – from pros to cons and everything in-between.
While periodic meetings can increase productivity, meetings in law firms are often notorious for starting late, running long, being unengaging, or having no defined purpose. To make sure your firm is using everyone’s valuable time wisely, here are 8 questions that need to be asked and answered before you set up a meeting.
Today, a firm must actually work at serving its clients in order to thrive. In the end, however, you may be surprised how much your renewed focus on clients improves your bottom line. Here’s what that looks like on a day to day basis.
For as long as there have been law offices containing attorneys and paralegals, each has assumed different tasks. Today, however, modern technologies add a whole new layer to that analysis. Here’s how both can work together to ensure the most efficient use of technologies.
Billable hours. Non-billable hours. The distinction is critical, for those working in a law firm. In fact, many law firms have minimum billable hour requirements and the amount worked will likely affect your chances of securing a higher salary. Here’s what you need to know.
Are you thinking about where your legal career might take you? Ask yourself where you want to go and determine what steps you need to take in the meantime, when developing your legal career plan.
Having the right tools is critical to building a successful law practice. In this guest post, One Legal’s newest Marketplace partner, UniCourt, highlights some quick ways to boost your practice while saving time and money.
Fortunately, preparing documents for opposing counsel has become much easier in recent years. These simple tips will help you go a long way toward having a sense of security when sharing information with your opponents.
There is no end to the amount of work any member of a law firm must do. But many companies out there are willing and able to do many of the small things for you. By relying on these niche professionals, you can save yourself and your colleagues time each week.
It’s one thing to identify problems in a law office, but in Part 2 of this series, we want to help you solve them. Here are four tried and true tactics for turning that difficult conversation into a catalyst for change.