Mobile phones have come a long way from the days when their functionality was limited to just calling and text messaging. Today, a smartphone is a full-fledged computer in your pocket. Since lawyers tend to be on-the-go quite often, whether out meeting with clients or in the courthouse, a mobile device is a key part of the daily workflow for many attorneys. Below is a list of the top 10 apps for attorneys that you should download in order to help improve efficiency and productivity in your law practice.
SEO is somewhat of a holy grail for local businesses. If you do it right, you show up as the top result in Google searches and get targeted website visitors for free. For this reason, a top tier SEO company can be worth its weight in gold. However, there are also a lot of questionable SEO companies out there taking advantage of unsuspecting business owners, charging many thousands of dollars per month while providing minimal value in return. But they pretty much look identical, and they all advertise on the internet with the same promises: improve your law firm’s Google rank, get more clients, make more money. So how do you differentiate between the bad SEO companies and the ones that are actually worth the investment? This post will explain the major do’s and don’ts for how to hire a good law firm SEO company.
The path to successful online marketing is often unclear. This leads attorneys to miss opportunities while struggling with DIY website services, or worse, waste a lot of money buying expensive and unnecessary services from large legal marketing companies. When attorneys sink their time and money into strategies that don’t produce results, they may erroneously believe that online marketing doesn’t work or isn’t right for them. However, when done correctly, online marketing is actually one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to grow your revenue and clientele. And despite attempts by legal marketing companies to make it seem complicated, it’s something that any attorney can understand and do well with a minimal investment of time and energy. Here’s how to create an affordable website marketing strategy that works.
Constantly ringing phones. Messages piling up in your inbox. Never ending billing issues. Running a law firm is stressful. It’s especially challenging if you don’t have the resources to hire support staff, and this ends up creating a catch-22 because it’s difficult to grow without help, but you can’t afford the help until you grow. The good news is, technological advancements are making it easier than ever for law firms to run lean, reduce stress, and better serve the needs of their clients with the help of remote workers. In this article, you’re going to learn how utilizing the services of a remote workforce like Clients ARM can help you meet your goals of better servicing your clients and growing your law firm, even if you have a limited budget.
While bonanza judgments and salacious headlines typically draw more attention, the overwhelming majority of disputes in the United States are for cases where the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less. This means lawyers will get their fair share of inbound small dispute leads over time, but it’s tough to justify representing these clients due to the low stakes of the case, so they may end up just tossing those leads aside. However, new developments in legal tech present new opportunities for efficiently monetizing small disputes and cost-effectively representing those prospective clients, rather than turning them away. This post contains tips on how to represent a small claim client, as well as a list of legal technology resources that can help you generate a profit from these types of cases.
Many law firms assume that website visitors will come back to their website several times before they decide to submit a form or call for more information, as long as they are interested in the services the firm has to offer. But studies show this is actually far from the truth. If you fail to convert a website visitor on the very first visit, they will be highly unlikely to return. For this reason, first impressions mean everything for law firm websites. In this post, we’ll explain why that’s the case and provide 10 actionable tips to help you improve your conversion rate on the first visit.
“It’s a mess.” When we first meet a lawyer who owns a small law firm, this is often what they tell us about the state of their bookkeeping. We know some small law firms who have just accepted their fate and believe this mess is the only way to handle their financials. Fortunately, a mess is not impossible to get out of and it can be turned around, so we encourage you to NOT be satisfied with a messed up or broken system for bookkeeping. It’s adding to your stress, costing you time and money, and limiting your opportunities to succeed. Here’s how to fix your law firm accounting mess.
Growing a law firm isn’t easy. You have to manage your cases and bring in new clients. But you also have to manage the business side and operations. Maximizing your efficiency is one of the keys to building a thriving law practice, but just how can you become more efficient? How can you manage your time better and make more money? One possibility lies in outsourcing the business side of your practice to a virtual provider. This can be a scary concept for some firms, but if you choose the right provider, it’s quite effective. Read on to learn how outsourcing can help your law firm grow.
It isn’t enough to simply have a website for your legal practice. Every law firm has a website. But not every law firm has a great website. But wait, what makes a great law firm website? It’s simple. A great website provides the information prospective clients are looking for, and it effectively generates new leads and new business for your practice. In this post, we’ll explain the 7 essential pages every law firm’s website needs to have, and why they’re so important. We’ll also show you examples of websites from legal practices around the country, plus a list of best practices that you can use to make your website stand out. Here are the 7 most important pages on a law firm website.
There have been huge changes in legal practice in the last 15 years. While still a profession, things have shifted far more towards law firms being businesses. As such, law firms have begun to appreciate that the factors that influence business success in other industries apply equally to them. Fundamental business concepts like marketing, branding, sales, and efficient operations, are now becoming paramount to a law firm’s success. But one oft overlooked aspect of running a successful business is teamwork. Here’s an analysis on the importance of teamwork in the modern law firm, and tips for how law firms can create a more team oriented culture.