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    Cell Phone Insurance – A Look at the Various Aspects it covers

    Before you buy cell phone insurance, it’s important to take a look at everything that it covers. Now some people have this wrong impression that it covers just about everything under the sun. But, even the most comprehensive insurance policies don’t...

    Bankruptcy Can Mean A New Start For A Person

    There are times when people need to take advantage of the beneficial aspects of bankruptcy . This can occur for many different reasons. Usually someone has gone through a very trying time with their finance, and they require the bankruptcy option. Since...

    Beating Back the Trauma: Hiring a Brain Injury Lawyer

    In the news you often hear about former professional football players suffering some form of brain injury that leads to a loss of cognitive skills or loss of life. You also hear news about veterans who come back from Afghanistan or overseas that have...

    Income Protection For Doctors - How To Choose The Right Policy

    There is of course far more to becoming an elite medical professional than monetary rewards alone, but this doesn’t mean that specialised income protection for doctors isn’t one of the most vital considerations that must be carefully thought...

    Why Taking Control of Your Debt is So Important

    We are living in fairly tough times right now and money is becoming tighter and tighter. Higher energy bills, a higher cost of living and a lack of money is seeing many people starting to struggle especially if they are drowning in debt. If this problem...

    The Necessity of Having Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

    Spinal cord injuries are about as severe as brain injuries. A spinal cord injury could lead to paralysis or general pain throughout the body. Like other injuries there are levels of spinal cord injuries that can cause havoc to the body. With that...

    Facebook IPO | A Take-away Idea for Law Firm Strategy

    Potential buyers got their first look at Facebook financials yesterday, which showed the company produced a $1 billion profit last year from $3.71 billion in revenues. The company derives 85% of those revenues from advertising, with the rest from social...

    Individual and Firm Brands Are Not Mutually Exclusive

    In a couple of posts back in 2009, I talked about the importance of a personal brand , as well as its relation to the firm's brand . Both are important, but the personal brand is more critical since clients hire lawyers in most cases, not the...

    Basic Rules for Landing a Client or a Law Job

    Being interviewed by a prospective client is not that different than a young lawyer interviewing for a job in this awful market. This idea came to mind when I saw an article by William Melater, a young associate and contributor to Attorney at Work . He...

    Younger Attorneys Need To Appreciate the Business Side of The Practice

    How appropriate this week as the nation (if not the world) honors the memory of a great curmudgeon in CBS's Andy Rooney, that Attorney at Work has a post by its own killjoy Otto Sorts . It deals with an old codger's advice to the younger members...

    How To Promote Your Law Blog (or any blog)

    Now that your blog is "LIVE," you need to do some basic things to help others find you. Or give your established blog a little shove and see if traffic doesn't improve. Submit to Giant Search Engines Even though you've optimized...

    How to Have a Successful Solo or Small Firm Practice

    There are lots of things one can do from a marketing and business development standpoint to have a successful practice, whether you are a solo or, quite frankly, a lawyer in any size firm. Considering the fact that you will have less resources to bring...

    Top 2012 Goal: Client Retention

    As 2011 winds down (this year seems to have particularly flown by), it is time to start setting goals for next year. Since approximately 80% of law firm work comes from existing clients (in the form of new work or referrals) or other referral sources...

    Adopt the 20/20 Rule for More Effective Networking

    The Rule : Get to events 20 minutes early, and stay 20 minutes after it is over!! Simple huh. I usually do not link to articles or posts by consultants who refer to themselves as gurus, experts, the best or top anything. I routinely pass their stuff...

    Joining Organizations Is Only The Start In Getting Attention

    I've always argued that joining organizations for the purpose of business development is a waste of time for most lawyers. Too many think that by simply joining associations will result in clients flowing to the firm. On the other hand, most lawyers...

    Smart Marketing Can Make Your Practice More Profitable

    Interesting buzz over on LinkedIn's Marketing the Law Firm group. Eric Dewey compiled "Ten Tips to Improve Profit in 90 Days or Less," and offered to send a copy to those who requested it. A bunch have. Not a lot of new stuff there,...

    The Relaunch of MoFo Mojo (the MoFo website)

    There has nary been a brouhaha about a law firm website as there was about the former website of Morrison & Foerster LLP . The Google analytics traffic stats were undoubtedly boosted by the lookie-lous, responding to friendly viral urges, "You...

    Cross-selling By Any Other Name

    Semantics sometimes get in the way of some good advice. When you try to convince clients (subtly or otherwise) to engage your law firm for additional services not previously rendered, I think it is silly to argue about whether you are cross-selling...

    Getting beyond the myth of the rainmaker

    Too many lawyers believe that only "natural rainmakers" can win new clients. This is possibly one of the biggest factors in poor marketing and business development in law firms. Not believing that they can be good at marketing, many lawyers...

    Should Your Law Firm Have a Formal Training Process for Social Media Engagement?

    In a nonscientific reader poll conducted for SmartBrief on Social Media , leading marketers (of all types) were asked: Does your company have a formal training process for employees before they're allowed to blog, tweet or post other social...

    Don't Turn Editors Off - Follow These Winning Tips

    Being a good writer with a dynamite article you would like to get published is only half the battle. You must comply with editorial rules and protocol of the publications you're trying to reach, if you will have any chance at all of getting that...

    Is Your Firm A Milky Way or Snickers Bar?

    And which do your clients prefer? Can your clients or prospective clients determine which you are? Do they care? Merrilyn Astin Tarlton has an entertaining piece on Attorney at Work that talks about clients being like kids in a candy store. If...

    Are You Credible When Making a Presentation?

    Whether you are making a pitch to your boss, a client or prospect, or a speech to a more general audience, credibility is a crucial ingredient. Joey Asher reminds us in an article on Law.com of the importance of ethos in any presentation. Asher...

    Networking Requires Getting Off Your Duff!

    Social media is obviously one way to network these days, and it can work. But, it is not as effective as face-to-face events with clients, referral sources and prospects. So, it's time to get up from your desk, and get out and about. That is the...

    Avoid Marketing Procrastination

    Do you procrastinate in your practice by delaying drafting that motion, or answering those interrogatories, or reviewing your pre-bills? If so, then I'll bet you aren't doing much better with your marketing activities either. Right? Then you...