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“Google My Business” Profiles:
How to Rank in Local Search

Local search is a crucial part of a law firm’s SEO strategy because their market is constrained geographically. A large part of what local searchers see is due to their […]

Law Firm Marketing:
How to Develop Your Unique Selling Proposition

Most conversations about marketing a law firm – or really, most businesses – are focused on the medium, not the message. It’s easy to get distracted by bright shiny objects […]

How A ‘Grandma’ Receptionist Can Help Increase Billings At Smaller Law Firms

While doing a recent turnaround at a law firm that does wills and estates, criminal, and family law, The Legal A Team noticed that one thing this firm was doing right was […]

A Lawyer’s Refresher:
Financial Records & Statements

Attorneys in all practice fields need to know the basics of reading financial statements. Attorneys practicing Business or Bankruptcy law need to know how to read financial statements in order to […]

Best Practices For Client Interviews
in Family Law Matters

Client consultations are important in all fields of law in determining whether a client is right for you or your firm. The styles and techniques used for initial interviews or […]

Internet of Things:
A Big Brother Made of Little Things[1]

I will confess that I took that title from an article sub-heading when I started researching the topic of Internet of Things (IoT) and privacy. I felt it was the […]

Speak Our Language!
Invoicing Accuracy & Rules Compliance: What Law Firms Can Learn from Clients 

Senior attorneys and managing partners are often frustrated when it comes to how they invoice, and how they are paid for their work. How can this ongoing issue with law […]

The Challenges of Contract Review

Contract review is one of the most important things attorneys do. It’s also one of the most time-consuming. Millions of hours are logged by lawyers to ensure that every defined […]

Annoying Things That Will Kill
Your Law Firm’s Google Page Ranking

In mid-2015 Google quietly rolled out algorithm changes that influenced where sites rank based on the user experience they provide their visitors. This was not one of the company’s most […]

Make Better Decisions
With the “Thoughtful Pause”

The seed of the idea for this post came from my own reflections about the early days of my legal career. November 1 holds significance for me because it’s about […]

Culture Shift: Helping Senior Attorneys Embrace New Technologies

Senior attorneys recognize that law firms and legal departments need to invest in and embrace new technologies to remain competitive, but acclimating to these technologies can be daunting. Tech entrepreneurs […]

General Counsels:
Building the Team from Within

As skilled lawyers, General Counsel generally have intuition regarding people, which allows them to identify skills in others and form strong teams around them. More likely than not, a General […]

The Top 7 Reasons Employers Get Sued

California has some of the most employee-friendly laws in the country. Even well-intentioned employers may unwittingly run afoul of our ever-evolving laws, suffering severe consequences. To help others avoid the […]

3 Big Misconceptions About Personal Branding for Lawyers

What comes to mind when you hear the term “personal brand?” For many lawyers, it conjures up visions of billboards and bus stop advertisements; self-promotion and aggrandizement. The law is […]

Making the Most of Your Relationship with a Legal Recruiter

For some attorneys, phone calls from legal recruiters are an occasional annoyance; for others, such calls are a welcome relief—even a potential lifeline thrown to a lawyer whose career may […]

Practice Management

How the “The Unknown Unknowns” Will Kill Your Practice

When trying a case, the number one rule of putting anyone on the stand is: “Never ask a question you don’t know the answer to.” Asking a question of a […]

The Top 7 Reasons Employers Get Sued

California has some of the most employee-friendly laws in the country. Even well-intentioned employers may unwittingly run afoul of our ever-evolving laws, suffering severe consequences. To help others avoid the […]

Bill Early and Often to
Improve Your Cash Flow

In this last piece in our series on improving law practice cash flow (see previous articles), we look at how you bill. It doesn’t do you any good to provide […]

The “Shall” Game:
When Attorneys Play It, Clients Lose

Few lawyers write contracts intending they fail or create disagreement or distrust between the parties. The vast majority of us strive to do our best, applying our skills so that […]

Ensuring Quality With Legal Outsourcing

Ensuring Quality With Legal Outsourcing When United States attorneys evaluate the efficiencies and savings of outsourcing certain legal tasks, they find themselves weighing the merits of two different LPO business […]

11 Secret Career Moves
That Every Lawyer Should Know

When you spend enough time around lawyers, you learn that lawyers love to complain. Maybe that’s why a lawsuit is called a Complaint. What complaint do we hear most often among unhappy lawyers who […]

Legal Marketing

15 Best Practices
For Law Firm Web Design

Unless your Web site is findable when people search on keywords related to your law practice, you will not get any new leads. Without traffic to your Web site, you […]

Top 7 Lies from Shady SEO Agencies

Professionals practicing SEO are still a part of an industry without any regulation or recognized standards. In fact, pretty much anyone can set up a basic website and claim to […]

The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective Law Firm Marketers

Effectively marketing your law firm is a job in itself, and if you don’t apply the right tactics to your strategy, business will surely suffer. If you’re struggling to sign […]

5 Tips For Law Firm Websites
That Get Results

Being detail oriented can be a good thing. Paying attention to details can help you meet deadlines, catch errors in documents, and can help you follow through when you’ve got […]

Innovative or Just Insane Attorney Commercials

Sometimes you have to be creative and push the envelope a little to get your name out there and find clients. These attorneys have done just that with their television commercials, and […]

Leveraging Video, Part One:
“What Type of Video Should I Shoot?”

Leveraging Video, Part One: “What Type of Video Should I Shoot?” “I know I should do video.” Has that thought ever crossed your mind?  More and more professionals are hearing […]