What You Need to Know
The articles in this section provide a basic rundown of skills and technology critical in the legal field. With subjects ranging from communications to staffing, the answers to your most important questions start right here.
- Communications & Technology
What are the biggest challenges you face in your law office today? Finding time to read the latest rulings? Juggling your client and court calendar? Keeping track of important legal documents? If any of these apply to you, an upgrade in your communication system may be just what the court ordered.
- Sales and Marketing
Inside the courtroom, lawyers must present the jury with good reason to rule in favor of a particular client. Similarly, attorneys must employ the same persuasive approach outside the halls of justice, ultimately convincing the target market to rule in favor of their services.
- Customer Service
Some researchers point out that few attorneys make concerted, quantitative efforts to keep clients happy. This is unfortunate, because strategies that include client satisfaction assessments and a few basic people skills can keep a practice in business.
- Staffing & Employment
Government officials forecast increased demand for legal services in healthcare, intellectual property, venture capital, energy, elder, antitrust and environmental law. Given this, solid staffing and employment protocols are a must.
- Billing and Accounts Receivable
The legal profession can pay quite well, but revenue doesn’t do much to build a business unless it comes in on time. Effective billing and accounts receivable processes run on consistency, organization and attention to detail.
- Vendor Relations and Purchasing
While most folks associate the field of law with the drama that unfolds in the courtroom, a lot of excitement can occur in the purchasing process. To smooth the wheels of this operation, good vendor relations are key.
With legal malpractice insurance, prior acts coverage and extended reporting endorsements or reporting options, your practice can be covered at any phase of your career.
- Social Media Best Practices & Applications
Anyone with a law background knows there are pitfalls and challenges to how one uses a global communications platform such as social media. What you publish online can be fraught with complexities glaring to the legal-minded. How you interact in social media channels can present challenges you must address before you get started.
- Best Social Media Practices for the Legal Industry - Attorneys know there are pitfalls to any business system, but observing best practices in social media activities will sidestep potential problems.
- Best Social Media Applications for the Legal Industry - Attorneys have a wide range of niche and general social media apps that can build and market their brands easily and effectively.