In addition to our monthly webinars, we recognize the additional value that a little business, legal and practical scholarship can bring to your firm through the creation of top legal whitepapers. Optimize your skill set with some new ones. Clio created a wide variety of white papers during 2015 to give you a 360-degree view to running a practice, optimizing your potential and filling you in the latest advances in technology, marketing, ethics and more. Read up, put into practice and add value to your brand.
A restructured legal research plan is an integral asset to every modern lawyer. With the amount of legal research tools now readily available, and freedom of legal information easily accessible to clients online, it’s unsurprising that clients are opposing paying vast sums to hear the results of lawyer’s legal research. How can you keep clients content, costs low, and yet provide the same degree of legal services? Source and identify the most relevant, reliable information in the most efficient way possible so as not to take away from more lucrative tasks.
Lawyers are no longer the only legal problem solvers. The practice of law is growing increasingly competitive due to the increase in cheaper, but not always better, alternative legal services such as quasi-professionals and websites. The effect on competition has been tangible, but kept at bay due to the threat of unauthorized practice of law (UPL) prosecutions. Now, however, UPL rules are changing drastically. How is your firm equipped to deal with unprecedented forms of competition? We identify 5 key areas in which you can take on competitors.
The gap between small and big firm business tactics has drastically changed due to one major asset available: Data. With an unprecedented amount of data available, never has it been more feasible for smaller law firms to become an actual competitor to the business of big firms. Small law firms are now able optimize multiple forms of information, enabling them to ensure they’re making the right business choices – on a similar scale to big firm competitors. We explore which metrics matter, and how to use them, to the benefit of your small firm.
The phrase “time is money” doesn’t resonate as strongly with most professions as it does within the legal profession. Attorneys literally sell their time for the going rate, and so billable hours are a priority. With this reality comes the added stress of prioritizing tasks against intense workloads, industry pressures, mental health and everyday distractions. Increasing focus and productivity is the optimum way in which you can get the highest return from you workday, and so Jeena Cho identifies how to achieve this in only 5 steps – through mindfulness.
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