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Building a Bridge Between Lawyers and CRM

 

Chances are, your firm either has CRM or is considering an implementation in the near future. However, there is a unique paradox at law firms: Oddly, the salespeople (lawyers) are reluctant to use a sales tool like CRM.

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How to Bring Your "A" Game

There is often an inherent conflict between being productive and being proactive. When our days are consumed by client demands, nonstop emails, and internal meetings, it can be nearly impossible to find the time for self-development. How ironic...

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Podcast: "Building a Practice by Referral" with David Fullmer

Join David Ackert as he interviews David Fullmer, an immigration attorney at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast.

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Culture Shock: How to Energize Business Development Engagement in Law Firms

With increased competition and a growing number of market disruptors, law firm business development is more important than ever.

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3 Rules that Reduce Email Overload

According to a recent study by McKinsey Global Institute, the average American worker spends 28% of the workweek reading and answering email. I don’t know who McKinsey surveyed for this statistic. Most of the people I know feel like they spend...

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You Look Too Young to Be a Rainmaker

As you claw your way up the firm ladder, you will encounter numerous obstacles. Some are internal: partners who steal your originations or firm rhetoric that demands you develop business with too little incentive or time to make it worth your...

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How to Get New Business from Clients

If you’re like most service professionals, you offer reactive service. You wait for clients to call with a problem. You respond with a solution. Then you wait for the next time a client calls.

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An Exchange of Needs

As we go through life, pursuing our various agenda, we occasionally lose sight of the fact that we are not at the center of the universe. Yes folks, there are other people out there whose priorities are just as important to them as yours are to...

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Personal Branding Techniques for Lawyers

 

Many lawyers are reluctant to commit to a specific focus for their practice. They would rather cast a wide net so as to capture the broadest range of opportunities. This prevents them from establishing a unique brand, and doesn't differentiate...

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Earning a Strategic Seat at the Table Using Data Visualization

 

Legal marketers, often under-valued and lacking influence in the strategic planning of the firm, have an opportunity to create their own seat at the table.

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