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9 Tips for Better Email Management for Lawyers

January 27, 2022

Email management for lawyers and professionals across most industries is a constant uphill battle. In fact, the average professional spends 28 percent of the workday reading and answering emails, according to McKinsey.

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Huddle Up! How Successful Organizations Set Goals

January 26, 2022

In this huddle about goal setting we shared how firms approach goals, reviewed common practices of successful goal setting and identified daily approaches to achievement.

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Successful Firm Daily Planner

January 24, 2022

Reaching professional goals begins with small obtainable steps. Download this SFP “Get it Done” daily planner to take small steps each day toward reaching your goal.

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POLL: Does Your Firm Have a Plan to Reach 2022 Goals?

January 3, 2022

Goals can be a motivating ideal for professionals and the teams they serve. How you and your firm interact with those goals can make a difference in the personal and professional growth ahead in 2022.

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Playbook Takeaways: How Successful Firms Approach Diversity & Inclusion

December 2, 2021

Diversity and inclusion within our law firms is an important topic to discuss as it pertains not only to the overall well-being of our firms, but more importantly, the wellbeing of our firms’ most important resources, our people.

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Making an Impact in a Whirlwind of Change

December 2, 2021

As the year winds down, I am trying to reflect back and actually remember what happened in 2021. Forget every day feeling like “Blursday” — this entire year went by in a flash, and I can barely differentiate between 2020 and 2021.

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How Legal Organizations Can Restructure Their Culture and Adapt to Changing Norms

December 2, 2021

Employees are driving the industry to make positive shifts in the work environment.

It’s no secret that law firms are typically traditional when it comes to culture. They may have set working hours every day and are not as flexible as other companies. They might encourage competition, expect lawyers and staff to give their all to their jobs, and not be concerned about burnout, even though it’s quite common.

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How to Spot the Early Signs of a Ransomware Attack — and Take Action

December 2, 2021

Ransomware will cost the economy $20 billion in 2021 — and the legal industry is not immune from this threat. In fact, lawyers, legal staff, law firms and court systems are rich targets for cybercriminals because they are trusted with a significant amount of sensitive data.

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Does Your Firm Know When It’s at Risk of Losing Employees?

December 2, 2021

As employees gain the upper hand in the job market, watch out for these warning signs of departure. Here’s a tough but critically important question: Does your firm know when it’s at risk of losing its employees?

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The Importance of Pro Bono Work in Your Practice

November 18, 2021

Pro bono work can touch nearly every part of your career, from your personal development to your community impact, making it a vital activity for anyone serious about the legal profession. Here are just a few elements that make pro bono work such a critical part of legal work.

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9 Tips for Better Email Management for Lawyers

Email management for lawyers and professionals across most industries is a constant uphill battle. In fact, the average professional spends 28 percent of the workday reading and answering emails, according to McKinsey.

Huddle Up! How Successful Organizations Set Goals

In this huddle about goal setting we shared how firms approach goals, reviewed common practices of successful goal setting and identified daily approaches to achievement.

Successful Firm Daily Planner

Reaching professional goals begins with small obtainable steps. Download this SFP “Get it Done” daily planner to take small steps each day toward reaching your goal.

POLL: Does Your Firm Have a Plan to Reach 2022 Goals?

Goals can be a motivating ideal for professionals and the teams they serve. How you and your firm interact with those goals can make a difference in the personal and professional growth ahead in 2022.

Playbook Takeaways: How Successful Firms Approach Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion within our law firms is an important topic to discuss as it pertains not only to the overall well-being of our firms, but more importantly, the wellbeing of our firms’ most important resources, our people.

Making an Impact in a Whirlwind of Change

As the year winds down, I am trying to reflect back and actually remember what happened in 2021. Forget every day feeling like “Blursday” — this entire year went by in a flash, and I can barely differentiate between 2020 and 2021.

How Legal Organizations Can Restructure Their Culture and Adapt to Changing Norms

Employees are driving the industry to make positive shifts in the work environment.

It’s no secret that law firms are typically traditional when it comes to culture. They may have set working hours every day and are not as flexible as other companies. They might encourage competition, expect lawyers and staff to give their all to their jobs, and not be concerned about burnout, even though it’s quite common.

How to Spot the Early Signs of a Ransomware Attack — and Take Action

Ransomware will cost the economy $20 billion in 2021 — and the legal industry is not immune from this threat. In fact, lawyers, legal staff, law firms and court systems are rich targets for cybercriminals because they are trusted with a significant amount of sensitive data.

Does Your Firm Know When It’s at Risk of Losing Employees?

As employees gain the upper hand in the job market, watch out for these warning signs of departure. Here’s a tough but critically important question: Does your firm know when it’s at risk of losing its employees?

The Importance of Pro Bono Work in Your Practice

Pro bono work can touch nearly every part of your career, from your personal development to your community impact, making it a vital activity for anyone serious about the legal profession. Here are just a few elements that make pro bono work such a critical part of legal work.

Affinity Consulting Group

At Affinity Consulting, we inspire, enable, and empower legal teams to work more efficiently. Our holistic approach addresses the roles of people, process and technology in optimizing law firm performance.

Developing a Growth Mindset with The Successful Firm Project

In this article, a successful firm shares its strategy for growing business, staff and revenue.

Organically Connected: How One Firm’s Quest to Attract Top Talent Made Them a National Leader in Diversity

When Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews established their patent counseling and prosecution firm in 2012, they made recruiting and retaining the industry’s top talent their primary focus. Nearly a decade later, the byproduct of that approach is a nationally recognized firm — both for the work they do and the diverse team of attorneys who do it.

Huddle Up! How Technology Competency Drives Firm Profitability

In this panel discussion, members of LTC4™ (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition) will demonstrate how successful firms become more profitable through technology competency. In this presentation, you will learn how technology competence impacts profitability through: Onboarding new hires effectively, improving billable time collection and reducing security risks.

Ivionics

IVIONICS Legal strives to provide a deep understanding of existing processes unique to law firms and in-house counsel. IVIONICS works to provide ROI positive best in breed products & services and implementing a can’t fail methodology inspired by the Avionics discipline to ensure the safety and security of practice and client information.

Poll: Terrific Tech Adoption

Law firms of all sizes regularly rank technology training as a challenge for both lawyer and legal management personnel. What training element below is most impactful for successful tech adoption at your firm?

Huddle Up! Relationships to Revenue: How Authenticity and Generosity Accelerate Growth

This huddle with Deb Knupp focused on how successful firms approach their business development strategy.

Playbook Takeaways: Growth Mindset

Growth begins as an intentional decision. Consider a strategic plan to set goals, targets and timelines. Management teams use strategic plans as an ongoing guide when making firm-wide decisions. Timothy Lynch, President of Offit Kurman, joined The Successful Firm Project to discuss how Offit Kurman utilizes a growth mindset in all aspects of the firm.

Two Initiatives That Are Helping Successful Firms Prioritize Relationships Alongside of Revenue

Law firms are in the business of service. In fact, serving client needs, while also finding more of those clients to serve, is the foundation of revenue growth, sustainability and profitability for firms of all sizes and practice areas. Yet, approaching the business side of law with that same service mindset can be seen as an unconventional view for law firms to take. Find out how GrowthPlay and The HX Collective are working to change that traditional mindset.

PracticePanther

PracticePanther is a leading cloud-based law practice management software solution that serves tens of thousands of legal professionals in 170 countries. Through its intuitive and user-friendly interface, PracticePanther offers features in case management, time tracking, billing, client intake, payment processing, calendaring, eSignature, and much more to empower lawyers to automate their practices.