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DIY Law: Legal forms patch the legal services gap, and usually work just fine

Legal forms have been around since there have been lawyers.  They save money, especially with hourly fees, and they help avoid common mistakes. Now, more than ever, potential clients are using forms they find online — cheap or free — … Continue reading

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Warrior Mentality: Avoid declaring war on your family

A few decades ago, lawyers were ethically prohibited from most types of advertising — the bars thought it was “unprofessional” (and encouraged competition, which the legal establishment naturally considered to be a bad thing).  But clients need reliable, readily-available information … Continue reading

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Lawyer Glut: Until everyone has a lawyer they can afford, there’s no glut

While individual lawyers and law firms sometimes suffer in economic recessions, like everyone else, they usually do much better than most.  In the most recent real estate bubble recession, lawyers with business depending on some investments, some business transactions, and … Continue reading

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Finding Attorney Right: If at first you don’t succeed, hire, hire again.

Unfortunately there just isn’t any easy, reliable way to locate the “right attorney” for your situation, especially one you can afford (unless you’ve got six figure money laying around).  Ideally you want a local lawyer with lots of experience with … Continue reading

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Curve Ball: Beware of legal fee pitches from lawyers

We’ve worked with legal fee issues with many lawyers and law firms for more than 20 years now.  While you would think that lawyers understand how legal fees work and the issues they can raise, they often do not know … Continue reading

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Make It Rain: Aspiring rainmakers advised to be dominant, obsessed, risk takers

As with any business, law firms depend on obtaining new clients not just to grow, but to replace clients who leave or — perish the thought — resolve their legal needs.  Some firms attract business through advertising, and now websites, … Continue reading

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Lien On You: Anti-consumer advice disguised as free consumer advice

In exchange for having a monopoly on the practice of law, lawyers are supposed to help the public understand the law and help those who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.  Lawyers like to consider themselves professionals, and these are … Continue reading

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Bigger Than Life: Exaggerated self-promotion touted as solution to waning legal business

There’s been a panic among some law firms looking for clients capable of paying seven figure and larger legal fees, annually.  This has led as well to a great commotion in the legal press (and sometimes the business press) the … Continue reading

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Thumbs Down: Lawyer rebutting negative client online review reveals too much

Entrepreneurs have been looking for some way to tap the vast legal market to make money off of consumer demand for lawyers, and especially from lawyers looking to find consumers.  For example, there are companies that sell legal forms and … Continue reading

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Full-Figured Lawyers: Another bogus credential to mislead potential clients

Lawyers with real experience tend to stand out among other lawyers, but clients, even large corporate clients, often fail to identify them.  Even if clients ask the right questions, lawyers like to portray themselves as experienced and well-qualified, even if … Continue reading

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