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INSIGHT

Cost-cutting strategies for law firms

By Elizabeth M. Miller  bio
After much resistance, kicking, and screaming, lawyers are finally facing the reality that the business of practicing law is separate from the practice of law. What exactly does this mean? It means that a law practice is a business and from…


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CREATING A BUDGET

How to create a budget for your law firm

While many attorneys cringe at the thought of creating a budget, there are five important reasons why your law firm needs one, says…


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BUDGET

Sample Budget Spreadsheet

Why you need this budget spreadsheet:

While many attorneys cringe at the thought of creating a budget, there are several important reasons why your law firm needs one, including helping you prepare for unexpected expenses.


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INSIGHT

Do compensation plans drive succession planning results?

By Brenda A. Barnes  bio
Compensation—or lack thereof—drives many, if not most, succession plans. The most obvious reason for a succession plan is to compensate principals fairly for…


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HIRING

Easy-to-use interview system guarantees a good match between secretary and attorney

For secretarial interviews, an Ohio administrator uses the approach that includes everything—attorney input, staff input and even observations from…


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INSIGHT

7 quick ways to jump-start your firm’s business development efforts

By David H. Freeman  bio
Every so often, you may think, “I could use some fresh ideas to jump-start the firm’s business development efforts.” Or perhaps the…


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MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Matching your management style to your employee’s personality

Much like one bad apple, one bad employee can spoil the whole bunch in your office, says…


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BILLING & COLLECTIONS

Louisiana firm sets up four sure-pay systems

A Louisiana firm has added a handful of measures to its billing and collections work that, while simple, have generated significant benefit…


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INCREASING PROFITS

What’s overshadowing your partnerʼs big revenues?

Any firm can lose money to the very partners who are bringing in the most of it. That’s because…


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INSIGHT

8 actions to be an exceptional listener

By Stacey Hanke  bio
Most people consider themselves to be good listeners, finding it hard to admit otherwise. We know listening is vital to building strong relationships with coworkers…


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