An ideal attorney/client relationship runs smoothly from start to finish. The client is satisfied, refers friends and pays legal fees on time. The attorney enjoys professional, personal and hopefully financial rewards. However, the reality is that issues and problems (many of which are avoidable) can arise at any point during the course of representation. This program offers a practical and strategic approach to developing and maintaining effective and ethical relationships with law firm clients.
As early as 1996, many state bar associations began issuing formal (or advisory) ethics opinions on the ethical uses of Internet technology. Many of those opinions relating to Web sites and online communications apply the advertising rules that already exist for print advertising. In the late Summer of 2010, the American Bar Association issued its Formal Opinion 10-457 discussing ethical concerns
“Many lawyers use Facebook®, the world’s most popular social networking platform, to communicate with friends and family across the globe. But lawyers are missing a major opportunity if they do not consider the business possibilities of their Facebook® accounts. With a few simple steps, lawyers can harness Facebook® to market their services, grow their practices,
Everyone knows that, much like diet and exercise, networking is good for you and that, similarly, there are lots of excuses for avoiding it.
When coaching lawyers or conducting CLEs on business development, the author hears a lot of resistance to incorporating networking as a means of building a book of business. Here are the most common excuses:
I don't have the time.
We work in a world of networks, connections, referrals, and recommendations. Learn to leverage these connections and take your career to the next level with LinkedIn, the premier social networking tool for business. LinkedIn in One Hour will help anyone–from new and advanced users alike–make the most of their online professional networking.
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The difference between a successful presentation and an unsuccessful one can often be traced to a presenter’s use–or misuse–of PowerPoint®. PowerPoint® in One Hour for Lawyers offers practical advice for creating effective presentations quickly and easily. PowerPoint® expert and attorney Paul Unger will help you avoid mishaps and develop a compelling presentation usin
If you ask most attorneys whether their clients are satisfied, the vast majority would, of course, say "yes." If you then ask them "what makes you so sure?" the responses would typically range from "They don’t complain" and "They’re nice to me" to "They pay their bills" or "They continue to do business with us." A closer exami
Law firms without websites are placing themselves at a great disadvantage compared with the competition. Even if you feel you receive the majority of your clients through referrals, a website provides the opportunity for those potential clients to learn about you and your firm. This book will explain how to get create your firm's website quickly and easily with WordPress software.