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Lawyer Marketing Secret: Change Your Attitude

Posted by Daniel Roberts | May 02, 2012 | 0 Comments

Most lawyers hate marketing. The usual line goes something like: “I didn't go to law school so I could ask people for business. I'm a lawyer, not a salesman.” Yes, but to get the legal business you want, most attorneys need to market.  The fact is that people, and attorneys are no exception, typi...

How to Evaluate Your Law Practice and Legal Career

Posted by Daniel Roberts | May 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

How is your law practice going? Are you where you wanted to be in your legal career?The chances are that there is room for improvement but how do you determine where to start? You probably have at least a general idea. However, before you take steps to improve your law practice or make a signific...

Three Holiday Season Marketing Tips for Lawyers

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Nov 03, 2011 | 0 Comments

The holiday season, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years, is the best time of the year for marketing your law practice. During this time business is more likely to  be slow at the law firm.  For most attorneys there are fewer cases to sign up as many prospective clients wait until the ho...

The Fundamental Principle of Lawyer Marketing – Part 2

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Nov 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

As discussed in Part 1, “People do business with people they know and they like.” Therefore, “Prospects hire lawyers they know and they like.” In addition to getting to know you, a prospective legal client needs to like you. How does this happen? Ask yourself why you like someone. Isn't it beca...

The Fundamental Principle of Lawyer Marketing – Part 1

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Oct 05, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lawyers hear so much hype about marketing. What's the latest and greatest way to attract clients? Is it the new flavor of the day: social networking? Or should you start a  law blog,  join another organization or maybe even advertise? A lot is  involved in marketing to attract legal clients and t...

Play Yourself First – A Life Balance Tip for Lawyers

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Oct 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

“A lawyer's time is his stock in trade” But… The passing of Steve Jobs has given us all an opportunity to consider what is really important in life. He had money, success and the satisfaction of giving great technological gifts to the world. What he didn't have was enough time. None of us know h...

A Great Productivity Tool for Lawyers

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Mar 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

I want to tell you about a great little productivity tool for lawyers (and the rest of the world). A problem most of us have is organization around our to-dos, our tasks. Attorneys especially have so many tasks to juggle, differing priorities, due dates, importance, etc.  that it is difficult to ...

For Lawyer Life Balance, Build a Fence

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Feb 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

A good work and life balance is critical for a lawyer both professionally and personally. To be successful over the long run you must have the right balance between your law practice and your personal life. Too much work on the law practice at the sacrifice of  you as a person is counter producti...

A Law Firm Meeting with Yourself

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Feb 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

You get to the the law office on Monday morning and start right to work. Reviewing files, checking email, returning calls, talking to your legal assistant, being busy. But being busy doesn't always mean that you are being productive. Imagine how much more you could accomplish (and how much more m...

Got a Legal Marketing Budget?

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Jan 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

When I ask a new lawyer coaching client the question: “What's your marketing budget?” I usually get silence back or a general statement like “Whatever it takes…” Many attorneys haven't given a marketing budget much thought. Of course most of us set budgets in other areas: secretarial expense, law...

Bridging the Gap to the Law Practice You Want

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Jan 03, 2011 | 0 Comments

Now that you know the law practice you have and the one that you want, the next step is to focus on the difference and how to bridge the gap. Lets take an example; Jim Jones is a partner in a small law firm and is totally in charge of his own law practice. He has evaluated his practice breakdown ...

The Law Practice You Want

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Jan 02, 2011 | 0 Comments

OK, you should now have a good idea about the law practice you have. The chances are that the data provided some surprises. Now Its time to do some thinking about how you want your law practice to change.  Take some time to envision your practice 5 years from now, 10 years from now. What do you s...

The Law Practice You Have

Posted by Daniel Roberts | Jan 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

Its the New Year. You have a great opportunity to look at your law practice and decide what changes you want to make in 2011. But first you need to know what the law practice you have looks like. You may think you know but many attorneys are surprised when they do the numbers. Make a list of a...

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