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The graceful exit: Leaving practice on a high note

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In the last few years of their careers, many lawyers begin to think about the meaning of legacy. What has been my contribution? How will I be remembered? Part of being a professional means having a vision beyond simply working a job and earning money. Most lawyers are guided by personal values, a commitment to… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Content Type, Features, Firm Management, LAWPRO Magazine, Legal Careers, Succession Planning, Topics

Outsourcing your law firm’s cybersecurity

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According to a survey¹ of UK law firms, a quarter of them have been the victims of cyberattacks, as have almost a third of US firms according to the ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. While there has not been a similar survey done of Canadian firms, the numbers are probably similar. And the high-publicity hacks… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Cyber dangers, Firm Management, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

Book review – The Lawyer’s Guide to Succession Planning

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No one likes to think about getting older, and lawyers may tend to put off thinking about the day they have to retire from the profession they love and the firms they have spent a lifetime building. However, the fact is that there is a wave of Boomers hitting retirement age (90 million in North… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Book Review, Content Type, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Solo and Small Firm, Succession Planning

Managing a Better Professional Services Firm

The legal services marketplace is now more competitive then ever, and the competitors are not just other lawyers. Clients have become more demanding and questioning about the legal services they receive. Technology has profoundly changed how lawyers do their work and serve clients. And, many common legal services have become commodities – with commodity pricing… Read More »

Categories: Firm Management, Managing Booklets, Marketing

The Successful Lawyer: Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice

Gerald A. Riskin, published 2005 (available as 256 page book or 6 audio CDs, 330 mins) Global management consultant and trusted advisor to many of the world’s largest law firms, Gerry Riskin goes beyond simple concept or theory and delivers a book packed with practical advice that you can implement right away. By using the… Read More »

Categories: Book, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Solo and Small Firm

How to Start and Build a Law Practice Platinum 5th Edition

Jay G. Foonberg, published 2004, 704 pages This classic ABA bestseller has been used by tens of thousands of lawyers as the comprehensive guide to planning, launching, and growing a successful practice. It’s packed with over 600 pages of guidance on identifying the right location, finding clients, setting fees, managing your office, maintaining an ethical… Read More »

Categories: Book, Finances, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Marketing, Solo and Small Firm

Through the Client’s Eyes: New Approaches to Get Clients to Hire You Again and Again 3rd Edition

Henry W. Ewalt and Andrew W. Ewalt, published 2008, 300 pages This updated edition of the two-time bestseller Through the Client’s Eyes is for every attorney who has struggled with the love-hate traits inherent in the practice of law. Used as a comprehensive guidebook, you’ll learn how to better cultivate your existing client relationships without… Read More »

Categories: Book, Firm Management, Marketing

The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Practice 2nd Edition

Edited by James A. Durham & Deborah McMurray, published 2003, 328 pages with CD-ROM This expanded and revised edition of The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Law Practice will help you master the creative marketing solutions you need. It’s packed with practical ideas, innovative strategies, useful checklists, and sample marketing and action plans to help… Read More »

Categories: Book, Firm Management, Marketing

Strengthening Your Firm: Strategies for Success

Edited by Arthur G. Greene, published 1997, 200 pages Here’s an “owner’s manual” for the successful management of today’s law firm. Editor Arthur Greene and a team of experts share valuable insights and practical advice on important topics such as: adapting to change, meeting partnership challenges, dealing with financial problems and governance, improving leadership and… Read More »

Categories: Book, Finances, Firm Management
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