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Year: 2010

Law Firm Marketing | Financials and Other Questions

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! It’s officially the last day of the year. I’ve already posted my law firm goals for 2011, which you can read here, so it’s time to do a little reflecting back and a little question and answer. Here we go! 2010 Financials This one is going to be short and sweet. My goal, I believe, at the beginning of the year, was to gross $100,000. I came up just short of that goal at about $96,000. Not too bad for the first full year as far as I’m concerned. Now, I know what you all want to know – how did that break […]

Law Firm Marketing | Goals for 2011

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! Before I even get started I want to thank everyone for their questions, comments, and emails. They are all greatly appreciated. In a lot of ways my talks with you help me learn more about the business of law and starting a successful law firm and where I want to go in the future. Your participation is key to this blog’s success, and it does not go unnoticed. As you can see, this post is going to be about my goals for 2011 – my business goals for 2011, at least. And just so you aren’t waiting on baited breath for Friday, Friday’s […]

Starting a Law Firm | Randomness

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! I’ve been sitting here for about fifteen minutes trying to figure out what I was going to write about starting a law firm, and I can’t really think of anything. None of you out there in the “blogosphere” are writing me with any questions, so I don’t have anything to write about. Because of that, I’m just going to write. If you don’t like it, ask me a question so I have something to write about. Here we go. I Watch Entirely Too Much TV I think we all have vices, little things that pull us away from being productive. For me, it’s […]

Law Firm Marketing | Putting in the Work

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! If you haven’t learned this already, then you should know, owning and running a law firm is much less about the practice of law than you think. There is so much other stuff that goes into it that takes up your time, and you have to tend to those things if you want to be successful. One of these things is marketing. And it’s an important thing. I’ve got to be honest with you, I’ve been slacking off a little bit lately in the marketing arena. See, business is coming in fairly steadily now, and it’s so easy to just sit back, relax, […]

End of the Year To-Dos

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! Believe it or not, it’s the end of the year again. Christmas is only four short weeks away, and I honestly can’t believe it. The time has flown by, and as I look back I can see a lot of opportunities seized and a lot of opportunities missed. And it’s important to recognize and understand both, so as not to lose one and to be on the lookout for the other. As the name of this post implies, we’ve got some end of the year starting a law firm to-do’s. There are two that I am thinking of, neither one of which I’ve […]

Law Firm Marketing | Creating an Identity

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! This is the second in what will hopefully be a long line of Wednesday law firm marketing posts. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about getting creative – thinking outside the box to get more customers. Here we go! One of the things I find the most frustrating about marketing my law firm is the fact that everyone so often seems to do the same thing. Don’t believe me? Google DUI attorney and start clicking around. Everyone is “aggressive,” everyone is “dedicated,” and everyone is “experienced.” I even have that stuff on my website. The problem is, I have no idea […]

Law Firm Marketing | Why Have a Blog?

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! I like to talk about law firm marketing, and I used to have a different site devoted to it. But I just decided I should combine everything here. So I am. Starting this week you should be getting one post devoted more to marketing a law firm and one devoted more to the other areas of starting a law firm. Sound good? Not hearing any responses from the crowd I’ll assume that’s a no (by the way, that’s kind of a bad trial lawyer joke – I heard someone ask and respond to about fifty voir dire questions like that once – why […]

Starting a Law Firm | General Practice or Niche Practice?

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! So we’ve had our law firm marketing post of the week. Now for the practice management arm of the blog. Today, as the title implies, we are going to talk about a general practice vs. a niche practice, and we’re going to do so in the context of a comment I got a couple of days ago. Here it is: Hi. I’ve been enjoying your blog. I’ve been trying to get the courage to set up my own law firm, and your blog is one of the most positive sources online. It should be said however that I’m here in Ireland, where the […]

Law Firm Marketing | Getting Your Money

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! We all know this blog is about starting a law firm. There are tons of questions when you are starting out that need to be answered: what kind of business entity do you want; where are you going to have an office; are you going to have an office; how are you going to set up the phones; how much is insurance? The list goes on and on. But the more I talk to people about starting a law firm and the more I grow in my business, the more I see it coming down to two things – law firm marketing and […]

My Law Clerk Quit Today!

This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy! If you’ve read my previous posts you know that in the past 6 weeks or so I’ve hired both a law clerk and a legal assistant. Since that time I’ve been really pleased with the way the things were going, particularly with the legal assistant. She’s got a good attention to detail, she shows up to work every day on time, she’s got a good personality, basically though it’s early she’s looking like a great hire. The law clerk, on the other hand, I wasn’t so pleased with. Though I thought she was trying hard I just plain didn’t think she was taking […]
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