Showing posts from December, 2021

Improving Productivity

Below is a list of personal productivity tips from the ABA Guide to Doing More in Less Time .  The book was written by two lawyer/consultants who explain easy to implement steps each to improve your practice and well-being. The detailed Table of Contents facilitates adopting of strategies one-at-time.  Set a goal of reading a chapter every month to work smarter. For additional study, see check the apps, articles, and books listed below.   STRATEGIES Create Systems Eliminate Distractions Delegate to Others Eliminate Clutter Schedule Tasks and Use Calendars Plan Meetings Remove clutter from desktops Set goals and priorities Use technology tools Apps Calendars To Do Lists Productivity Articles Being More Efficient Boosting Petsonal Productivity Increasing Employee Productivity Improving the Workplace Keeping Time Self-Improvement Using Calendars to Manage Tasks Books Collaboration Tools   Organizational Skills Project Management   Time Management  

Educating Clients

Lawyers can improve outcomes and prevent problems by educating clients about the law and firm procedures. Client education attracts clients, creates an atmosphere of trust, and empowers informed decision making. See below for a list of education alternatives and resources for implementing them.   Alternatives Blogs Guides Newsletters Pamphlets Seminars Videos Websites Articles Apps to Manage Events Benefits of Educating Clients Creating Blogs Education Alternatives Emailing Clients Guide to Educating the Public About Law Hosting Seminars Making Money with Videos Marketing with YouTube Producing Online Content Questions to Ask During Seminars Topics to Cover Using Webinars Writing Newsletters Checklists Webinars Providers ABA -  booklets ,  content , and  newsletters Blumberg - client education pamphlets Lexicon - content Google - blog publishing Legal Talk Network - podcasting Paper Street - personalized newsletters Postcard Mania - postcards  Samples Articles - Grabel & Associate

Hiring Staff

The ABA's 2021 Tech Survey reported that a majority of firms use non-lawyers to administrative and marketing activities.  Preserve billable time by using  an assistant. Delegate activities like client intake, maintaining websites, publishing articles, posting to social media, and updating directory listings.  Use the resources listed below to affordable find help for administrative tasks and law firm marketing. Alternatives Associations - seek help from the ABA or local bar associations  Consulting - use a website developer or public relations firm Delegating - assign marketing responsibilities to an assistant or associate Hosting - subscribe to a service that host law firm websites  Staffing - hire a marketing assistant; consider using an intern or student worker Vendors - seek advice from vendors of software for client relations and practice management Websites - visit websites with marketing resources  Articles Benefitting From a Marketing Assistant Daily Marketing Activities Em