The intake process serves as the gateway to your law firm's client relationships. It's the first impression potential clients have of your firm and plays a crucial role in shaping their overall experience. An efficient and client-focused intake system not only streamlines your firm's operations but also fosters trust and satisfaction among clients. 1. Streamline and digitize … [Read more...] about Turbocharge your firm’s client intake system
Conference season is in full swing. Are there events you and your staff will attend for education, product knowledge, or networking? As a law office administrator, attending conferences and trade shows can be a valuable opportunity to learn about new trends and technologies in the legal industry. However, with all the hustle and bustle of travel, it can be difficult to make the … [Read more...] about 7 ways to get the most out of a work conference
Cross-training your law office staff can be a game-changer, allowing your team to become more versatile, efficient, and adaptable. By equipping your employees with a broader skill set, you're better prepared to handle the diverse demands of the legal profession. Consider the following advantages of cross-training and examples of administrative duties where cross-training can … [Read more...] about Cross-train your staff: Benefits, strategies & examples
Cybersecurity is a critical issue for your law office, as you handle sensitive and confidential information on a daily basis. This includes client data, legal documents, and financial records. A breach of this information could have serious consequences, including financial losses, damage to reputation, and legal liability. How does your office stack up against these eight … [Read more...] about Are you following these 8 steps for law office cybersecurity?
By Doug Striker Clients are increasingly asking law firms to prove tech competency before signing contracts for work. Why? Because they know that good tech skills translate into more efficient production, which translates into more bang for their buck. Simply put: Clients don’t want to pay high hourly rates if the people producing the work don’t know how to, say, format a … [Read more...] about Prove tech competency at your law firm
One effective way to showcase your firm's expertise, build brand recognition, and enhance professional development is by encouraging your lawyers to participate in conferences and web events as speakers. By leveraging these platforms, your attorneys can make a significant impact, both individually and collectively. Consider these benefits that arise from encouraging your … [Read more...] about 9 tips for getting your lawyers onto the speaking circuit
In today's highly competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent in your law office is more challenging than ever. One of the key factors that can set your office apart is the benefits package you offer to your employees. A comprehensive and competitive benefits package not only helps you attract the best candidates but also ensures your current staff remains … [Read more...] about Craft a competitive benefits package for your law office staff
As a dedicated law office manager, you play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of your firm. From overseeing administrative tasks to managing personnel and finances, your skills and expertise are invaluable. However, have you ever wondered what lies beyond your current position? Here's a look at career opportunities available for law office managers, highlighting … [Read more...] about Where do I go from here? Advancement opportunities for law office managers
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for maintaining a comfortable and productive work environment for all staff and clients by regulating the temperature in the law office. By implementing this office temperature policy, the law office aims to maintain a comfortable and productive work environment for all staff and clients. Consistent communication, … [Read more...] about Model Policy: Office Room Temperature
By Paul Edwards QUESTION: I’m looking to hire a new employee and they asked me about my policy on paying for employee CE. I normally don’t pay for employee CE but it sounds important to this potential new employee. What is the best way to handle this? ANSWER: Many individuals have annual continuing education (CE) requirements they need to meet in order to maintain … [Read more...] about Staff continuing education: Must you or should you pay for it?