Layoffs Threaten Law Firm Partners

A headline in the Marketplace section of Monday’s Wall Street Journal (1/7/2013) gave some sobering news: “Layoffs Threaten Law Firm Partners. First it was staff, then associates, now partners? Let’s blame it on the economic downturn. According to the article (as well as a dozen others I’ve read lately), law firm partners are drowning in […]

Prime addresse$, billable hour$ and cross-$elling are DEAD

Prime addresse$, billable hour$ and cross-$elling are DEAD

The Adam Smith, Esq. blog, published by Bruce MacEwen, covers the topic of law firm economics really well. His latest series on Growth is Dead lays out some pretty heavy schooling for law firms; stressing the need for experimentation, acceptance of failure, and the virtues of resilience, among other things that are not typically in […]

Crack the Code: What The Apple Store can teach law firms about sales and service

Crack the Code: What The Apple Store can teach law firms about sales and service

The Apple Store is the most profitable retailer in America, generating an average of $5,600 per square foot and attracting more than 20,000 visitors a week, according to author Carmine Gallo, The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty. She writes that when Steve Jobs first started The Apple Store he did not […]

DLA Piper: What’s in the secret sauce? Shhh…Sales…

DLA Piper: What’s in the secret sauce? Shhh…Sales…

On a typical day, Catherine Zinn sits in on a lot of meetings. She meets with existing clients, new clients, firm executives, and partners. After a full day of meetings, she represents the firm at networking events and seeks to identify prospects. Sounds like just another ho-hum day in the life of a client development […]

Update: In-House Counsel Lawyers Social Media Use Grows

Greentarget, Zeughauser Group and Inside Counsel magazine just released survey data that updates their oft quoted 2010 findings on how corporate, in-house law departments are using social media with The 2012 In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey. (News release below.) Just 19 months ago the ‘power users’ were the under-40 crowd. Today, the survey shows […]

Are You [A] Lawyer Online?

David Fraser (@privacylawyer) is not just a lawyer online; he’s a Canadian privacy lawyer—online.  Participating on a panel with David last Friday, it was immediately obvious that he “gets social media” when he flat out told a Canadian Bar Association group of Intellectual Property lawyers that …being a lawyer online does nothing for you. Being […]

Business Development for Lawyers | Low Hanging Fruit

Where else on Earth would you find…   A conga line of ranging 56,800 miles (90,900 km): Equal to 9.76 round trips on the road between San Francisco and New York City. 74 Elvis impersonators 1.3+ billion potential connections 1,091 Chocolatiers 79+ million job transitions/changes tracked 46 profiles with “beatboxer” listed as a position 428% […]

Social Media for Lawyers Examined | Try a little context.

Are you still trying to get your arms around social media? Still feeling uncertain about it’s usefulness in marketing your practice or for networking your referral sources? You’ve probably attended webinars, conference sessions, read whitepapers, articles, blog posts, and maybe even books, to try to find the most simple, direct answer to “what should I […]

The Heart and Soul of Your Law Firm | What Vendor Relationships Reveal

Today a package of materials from a new client of mine arrived overnight, first AM delivery. The delivery surprised me and exceeded my expectation as our scheduled meeting is weeks away. There was nothing urgent about me receiving the materials, but it sure was nice to have them in hand so far in advance. Then […]

Content and Community | What I’m doing with social media in 2011

Looking back – Looking forward. Social media and social networking platforms open up doors to new relationships and often work well as tools for marketing – broad distribution, top of mind impact, and exposure for expertise. However, looking back on my social media involvement during 2010, these two uses actually had the least impact on […]

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