Law firm management blogs

Blawgs regarding law firm management, published by experts in managing law firms, helping lawyers to develop and generate new business to build profitable law firms.

10 Ways Social Media Has Changed How Lawyers Operate 

by YouBlawg September 8, 2017 Law firm marketing

Contribution from an author in the legal sector explaining 10 of the ways social media has changed how lawyers operate:- Chances are, you are among one of the 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook… Or, if not, you might be a user of various other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, or even […]

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The Link App – a communication tool for modern lawyers

by Lauren Riley October 20, 2015 Law firm management

As a lawyer you want to work to the best of your abilities for your clients and to achieve the best outcome on their matters. I know this because I am a lawyer too. This requires a lot of working hours and concentration. Part of that is to keep your clients up to date about […]

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Is too much cash locked up in the WIP in your business ?

by ihunnings July 10, 2014 Law firm management

Is too much cash locked up in the WIP in your business ? OK, so you’re running a business. There are so many things to focus on : marketing, sales, making the product or service, getting in your resources to make/deliver it, billing, for some service firms such as lawyers and accountants building up the […]

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Why Your Law Firm Needs to Jump on the Infographics Bandwagon

by Byfield Consultancy May 26, 2014 Law firm marketing

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 18 months, the chances are you’ll already know that infographics are big news in the world of content marketing. And if you don’t then come out from that rock at once and smell the roses. [source] An infographic is a concise way to display information, […]

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Printing costs 3–6 % of average law firm revenue. How to reduce without capital outlay…

by Alex Hutchinson April 9, 2014 Law firm management

Printing costs are 3–6 % of the average law firm/professional services organisation’s revenue (source: Gartner). Alex Hutchinson of UK-wide legal supplier Efficient Law Firm explains that this significant spend should be targeted, understood, and optimised by any legal practice aiming to improve profitability, particularly where law firms are still having to cut out any unnecessary extra […]

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Should Law Firms change to a New Fully Managed Print Service?

by Alex Hutchinson March 25, 2014 Business

A large % of the Law Firms we work with are called, on a daily basis, by salespeople trying to tell them why they should change their Printers to a New Fully Managed Print Service (whether they take the call or not is a different matter but they receive the calls non the less!) “We […]

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Tips on how managed print services can reduce your law firm’s overheads

by Alex Hutchinson February 10, 2014 Blawg

There are massive opportunities to reduce your law firm’s spend on A4 Desktop Printing using Managed Print Services. The real bonus is you can realise these “bottom line” savings immediately with NO CAPITAL OUTLAY! – All you have to do is find the right supplier / partner to review this area with… and make it […]

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The benefits of investing in IT help desk services for law firms

by PaulReflect January 2, 2014 Law firm management

With vast changes to Legal Aid in the past year, it’s no exaggeration to state that many law firms are suffering financially. As such, it’s money saving rather than money spending that the majority of Senior Partners are concerned with. Therefore, when it comes to making any investment, such as one into a specially designed […]

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The benefits of using legal case management software

by PaulReflect December 29, 2013 Law firm management

Within the last twenty five years, information technology has become a part of almost every office and building, and it’s difficult to consider that any business could do without the many contributions that information technology can make to their profitability and productivity. However, as technology changes, as do the needs of an individual business, and […]

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Personal Injury Law Firms Urged to ‘Adapt or Die’

by Matthew Waterfield December 5, 2013 Accident Claims

Several recent news stories indicate that personal injury law firms are not adapting quick enough to the need for new forms of marketing to replace sources of cases lost due to the referral fee ban of April 2013, despite the fact that they have money to invest. These firms could be placing themselves at risk […]

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Debt Collectors Cannot Engage in Conduct that Harasses a Consumer When Attempting to Collect a Debt

by Adam J Krohn November 28, 2013 Banking

The purpose of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is to stop debt collection practices that are abusive and to protect the consumer.  Under the FDCPA, 15 USC Section 1692d, debt collectors cannot engage in conduct that is meant to harass, oppress, or abuse a person when attempting to collect a debt.  More specifically, […]

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How secure is legal cloud management software?

by Online Legal Software November 21, 2013 Cloud Computing for Lawyers

(US law/generally) Lawyers have an obligation to their clients to maintain their clients’ confidential information.  Lawyers in the United States also have an express obligation to act competently in regard to the technology available to maintain their client’s confidential information.  Given the evolution of technology available in the legal software environment, which has evolved from […]

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Debt of a Loved One After Death

by Adam J Krohn November 3, 2013 BigLaw

When a loved one dies it can be difficult to cope, not only with the death but also with the added pressure of creditors who call to collect debts. You may question whether the debt collector can collect on the debt from family members. The answer to that question depends on several factors. Our experienced […]

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Bernie Clark Reviews the Best SEO Software for Attorneys

by contactus October 8, 2013 Business

Bernie Clark is the Co-Founder of Majux, a Philadelphia marketing agency that provides law firm marketing solutions to attorneys of all types. It is important for your law firm’s website to be properly optimized so those searching for services you offer are neatly directed into your online conversion funnel. The good news is that there are […]

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Email, You and the Law

by PaulReflect September 12, 2013 Data Protection Law

Enshrined in Law When thinking about your legal requirements as a solicitor with respect to email, one has to be reminded of a solicitor’s “duty of care” to their client. A solicitor’s duty to his client is to do for him all that he properly can, with of course, proper care and attention. Subject to […]

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Benefits of Legal Accounting Software

by PaulReflect August 27, 2013 Law

Legal accounting software can help the operations of law firms to run extremely smoothly. There is a number of accounting software packages on the market and the vast majority of them come with an array of useful and reliable features. Legal accounts software is used by law firms large and small and can ensure that […]

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The Role of Social Media in the Legal Industry

by Chelsea Wilson August 9, 2013 Law firm management

The Internet and social media are constantly disrupting industries—sometimes for the better, sometimes not. For most people, the penalty for taking a misstep online is merely embarrassment. For lawyers, however, the penalties can be quite severe, and can include fines and public censure. In order to stay on the right side of the law, below […]

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The fine art of legal letter writing

by pcutler July 30, 2013 Business

I have previously blogged about some inappropriate correspondence between solicitors. I have just come across Ezzo v Grille [2003] NSWSC 776, which, somewhat ironically, is a defamation case. The correspondence and Justice Simpson’s comments in the following extracts from the judgment speak for themselves: [4] Service of the statement of claim sparked a round of correspondence between the solicitors for […]

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U.S. Consumer Bureau Plans to Crackdown on Abusive Debt Collectors

by Adam J Krohn July 18, 2013 Blawging

(First published at  http://www.westopdebtcollectors.com/blog/us-consumer-bureau-plans-to-crackdown-on-abusive-debt-collectors.html) There are more than 4,500 collection firms in the United States.  While many debt collectors follow the rules laid out under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), there are others who do not because they did not fall under the FDCPA’s jurisdiction.  Debt collection complaints are common, with more complaints […]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Rules that a Collection Letter with a Written Dispute Demand Violates the FDCPA

by Adam J Krohn July 17, 2013 Data Protection Law

A recent case, Hooks v. Forman, Holt, Eliades & Ravin, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a collection letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) because it stated that the debtor would only be able to dispute the debt in writing.  This ruling vacated the district court’s […]

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Legal Training: Why Doing More CPD Hours Makes Sense

by tom-83 May 30, 2013 Law
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As a legal professional you’re no doubt aware that full-time solicitors and lawyers are required to undertake at least 16 hours of continuing professional development (or CPD) every year. You’re also probably aware that least 25% of these hours must be accrued in accredited training courses. But have you considered that it may be worth […]

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Can Court Reporters Really be Replaced by Digital Voice Recognition?

by contactus May 9, 2013 Blawg

We’ve seen computers replace humans in a variety of professions over the years. Just think about how often you are greeted on the phone by a computer recording, make a transaction at an ATM machine, or get directions from your car. Electronics have invaded every corner of the workforce, so it should come as little […]

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Not everything always goes to plan.

by LawFirmNetwork May 7, 2013 Blogging

Did I or didn’t I cut the grass I hear you ask?  Well I did, but not when I had expected or planned to do it. I had expected for Saturday morning to be the day to do it, but the weather took a different view on that. Not just a bit of rain, but […]

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Sunshine and blue skies – Will it last?

by LawFirmNetwork May 7, 2013 Blawg

Looking out from the offices today I see that the sun is shining and we have some glorious blue skies across Cambridgeshire.  I can only hope that it will last through to the weekend so that I can give the grass its second cut of the year. To match the great weather I saw the […]

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Why it is Necessary to Use a Professional Legal Translation Service?

by Linksdepth April 25, 2013 Legal Technology

The trend for modern businesses is to globalize and expand to as many countries as possible. This is a great strategy because the economic situation in every country is different. When one country is suffering from an economic downturn, another country may not be much affected so the risk of loss may be averted. Perhaps, […]

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