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Pick a Winner: Don't Take on Too Many Social Channels At Once

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When lawyers get excited about content marketing prospects, they get really keyed up to add social channels.  And, that’s a great idea.  Because it’s true that, the more social channels you have, the better – since the more places your profile and content exists, the broader your reach becomes.     That being said, you don’t need to add social channels for the sake of adding social channels – especially when you’re getting started.   Instead, focus on the social media programs you already use.  If you’re active on Facebook, start there.  Or, if you like Twitter best, tweet away.  Even moving forward, if you can identify a primary social channel, that is extremely useful, because you can use it to earmark help ful content f rom others that you can repost later.  That, and you can also reshare your own content to other platforms, by designing your posts in the one platform that you prefer most.  And, with tools like HootSuite and Buffer , you can schedule posts across social media cha

That's Refreshing: When Did You Last Revise Your Law Firm Templates?

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It’s hard enough running a law firm, without having to schedule time and effort to revise the templates you use in your law practice.  So, most lawyers don’t take the time to do it at all.  Or, they only update their templates when there has been a major statutory change.  Or, they have to do it when they make the (wise) decision to adopt a document assembly program.   Of course, that may mean that there is a large time break between updates, and that your documents may get stale.  Even if you’re not technically misinterpreting the law, because you’re updating for statutory and case law changes, you may not be implementing best practices in document drafting at all times, if you r editing process only comes around every decade or half-decade, potentially via one of the forcing functions described above.     So, it makes better sense to update your substantive legal document templates on at least a yearly or biannual basis, rather than allowing them to stagnate for a longer term.    

Howdy, Partner: What Law Firms Get Wrong About Partnership Agreements

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Oh, this one’s easy.     Law firms don’t often have partnership agreements.  Especially small firms.     Which is kind of shocking, right?  Because, if a lawyer had a business owner for a client, said lawyer would most stringently advise that business owner to draft a partnership agreement , if that business owner was to enter upon a partnership.     So, why don’t more attorneys follow that sage advice?     Maybe it’s a lack of knowledge about how to draft a viable partnership agreement ?     If that’s why you don’t have a partnership agreement, check out this excellent overview article on the topic from consultant, Arthur Greene, to learn more .     . . .     Then, if you want to talk further about building a more successful law firm partnership, give us a call.   Through a unique partnership between the bar association and  Jared Correia 's  Red  Cave Law Firm Consulting ,  National Creditors' Bar Association  members have access to experienced law practice management consu

Close Talker: Referrals from Other Lawyers are Nearer Than You Think

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The cool thing about working in 2022, is that everybody has more flexibility than ever before -- especially about where they want to work.  That’s awesome; and, that’s as it always should have been.  And, it’s also true for business owners, who should no longer feel compelled by client per ception to work in a downtown office.  And, lawyers: most of your clients, too, are working from home.  They get it.  Literally everyone gets it.   But, if you never leave your house, you might wake up one day with Cheetos dust covering your lips, and wondering what happened to Tuesday.  (In this hypothetical, it’s Friday.)  Human contact is still a good thing.  And, with respect to managing a law firm, contact with other attorneys can be essential for building a viable referral network.     So, even if you don’t want a traditional office space – and, honestly: why would you? – you can opt for an office share, potentially with in the offices of another law firm, that you can use on an ad hoc ba