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2011 Practice Management Guide

Dec 21, 2011

How to grow a solo practice on a budget

You can post, link and tweet all you want, but growing a practice on a budget comes down to old-fashioned marketing, according to veteran solo practitioners.

Dec 20, 2011

Business plans: Why you need them and how to create one

When Madison lawyer Jim Troupis decided to start his own firm, he took his time with the decision, resisting the urge to jump right in.

Dec 20, 2011

LEGAL CENTS: Marketing your firm with the clothes off your back

A while ago I realized that sometimes I’m a walking advertisement. The Nike swoosh on my running gear, the Bucky Badger sweatshirt and the Rolex crown on my watch.

Dec 20, 2011

The ABCs of managing a successful practice

Running a solo or small firm is not rocket science.

Nov 21, 2011

LEGAL CENTS: The dos and don’ts of cost-effective mediation

Brookfield attorney Dawn Drellos-Thompson realized a few years ago that her small business owner or minimum-wage earning clients could not afford most mediators.

Oct 31, 2011

New technology could streamline e-discovery process

Attorney Eric Maassen plans to use a lot less paper clips and Post-its in the near future.

Jan 31, 2011

Motivationally speaking

Sandy McGee had the recent pleasure of playing the “$100 bill fairy” on New Year’s Eve Day at work, distributing crisp, new bills to all staff. Sure, everyone would’ve preferred to stay home from The Schroeder Group Attorneys at Law that day.

Jan 31, 2011

Coach ‘em up

Without Vince Lombardi, could the Green Bay Packers have pulled off their astonishing victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the 1967 NFL Championship Game, better known as the “Ice Bowl?”

Jan 31, 2011

2011 Practice Management Section Index

What’s in a name? A nontraditional name can help a firm stand out Bio mechanics Balancing the amount of info in an online bio isn’t easy Put me in, coach A good coach can help push your team over the top Keep ‘em motivated Creative thinking — and some cold hard cash — can help […]

Jan 31, 2011

Bio mechanics

Joshua M. Koch is a real Boy Scout. The civil litigator at Arndt, Buswell & Thorn in Sparta highlights his Eagle Scout award in his online firm biography. Koch also advertises his love of hunting and fishing, personal tidbits which often prove useful in connecting with clients, especially in northern Wisconsin.

Jan 31, 2011

Organization frustration

Organization is a skill, a task and a philosophy. As Gustave Flaubert urged, “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

Jan 31, 2011

A law firm by any other name  …

Personal injury attorneys in California probably like to joke about the cheapness of lawyers at Bay-area insurance-defense firm Low, Ball & Lynch. It’s a real firm, with a really bad name. And is it any wonder that Argue & Phibbs, in Sligo, Ireland, is no longer a going concern?

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