Practice Tips for Lawyers

Getting Down to Business: Making Your Law Practice Purposeful and Profitable

No Money – No Work

2019-04-18T13:25:14-06:00April 18th, 2019|

The first rule for all Family Law attorneys is: do not work for clients that have no money in your trust account to pay for that work. Working for clients who do not have money in your trust account is the same as loaning the money to that client. [...]

Preparing Your Client for Court Appearances

2019-04-18T13:07:36-06:00April 8th, 2019|

Volume 1 in a Client Management series by Jeanne Sockle Think back to your very first exposure to a court room as an attorney.  Remember how intimidating the setting was and how unsure you felt about how you were supposed to look and behave.  As with many professions, our [...]

Divorce Survival Rules for Your Clients

2019-04-17T16:48:15-06:00April 5th, 2019|

As Divorce Lawyers we are comfortable in mediations and the courtroom. That is where we spend many days of our lives practicing our tradecraft, but for our clients this is a new and scary place.  It is an environment in which they do not know the rules of success nor [...]

Client Reminder Calls

2019-04-18T13:04:38-06:00March 24th, 2019|

Making a call to a client to remind them of their appointment to see you will make you money. We, as lawyers, cannot charge clients for No Shows, so the only way an attorney to can make money is if the client keeps the appointment. Appointment reminder calls are [...]

How A Legal Assistant Will Make You Money

2019-04-18T13:09:15-06:00March 15th, 2019|

A lot of attorneys are reluctant to hire a legal assistant. They just do not want to carry that much overhead, but hiring a legal assistant will actually make you money. A good legal assistant will cost $40,000 to $50,000 a year. So how can they make you money? [...]