Update on new (former) assistant

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Sucks to report this. After I invested the better part…

Not as obvious as you think: Ohio Lawyer Suspended for Billing More than 24 Hours in a Day

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Lawyers who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Think about how many hours you've invested learning how to be the best lawyer you can be, and compare that number to the hours you've invested learning how to be the best manager/operator of your law firm's business that you can be. The difference between those two numbers is how much room for improvement there is likely in your own practice

Sample Client Ledger & Overall Firm Journal For IOLTA Client Property Trust Account Management

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any lawyer who has ever started his or her own law firm and who DIDN'T feel like a schmuck about being charged with the responsibility for accounting for our clients property, setting up an IOLTA account, etc., either: a. Is too embarrassed to admit it; or b. Really IS a schmuck because learning how to manage your IOLTA isn't something they teach us in law school and it's not the sort of thing you just pick-up from experience. You either learn how to do it, or you can be pretty sure you're flying blind. And only a fool (that's what Schmuck means in Yiddish) takes responsibility for something he or she doesn't know anything about; or c. Has had some sort of financial training before going to law school. Like maybe they have an MBA, or a finance degree or studied book keeping or accounting. Don't let "pride" stand in YOUR way.

Rick Georges does it again...

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Future Lawyer Rick Georges does it again! A GREAT resource…

Feeding billable hours to a law firm is like feeding jello shots to a mule.

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Here's a practical lesson in value based and flat-fee billing for small law firms. Because if you study your law firm management history it becomes very clear that law firms were never MEANT to bill by the hour.

How Law Practice Management Software is Different from Outlook

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How Law Practice Management Software is Different from Outlook

RJon's Formula For Calculating Precisely How Much More Money You Could Be Making From Your Small Law Firm

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How To Calculate Precisely How Much More Money You Could Be Earning From Your Solo or Small Law Firm: A simple mathematical formula.

Write your law firm a 10% revenue bump

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A couple of hours, a few pieces of paper, a little ink and some studied attention from the owner of the firm. That's all it will take to bump the revenues of most small law firms by 10%.

How to "kill" your smartphone to protect yourself from legal malpractice

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Your cell phone could be your greatest exposure to legal malpractice insurance liability!

Law firms make easy pickings for embezzlers

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Leigh Jones over at NLJ usually gets it right. But this time…