Three Things to Do When There’s Not Enough Work
Diving into at least one marketing activity a day is a great way to fight off lethargy and generate work. Here are three immediate-impact marketing ideas to fill your time and generate business tomorrow, if not today.
#1 Spruce up your LinkedIn profile to include keywords in your headline, the nutshell description searchers see in their results.
#2 Turn the last memo you wrote into an article. Strip the article of any data that identifies the case.
#3 If you have a relationship with a client and can do so without stepping on toes, call that person just to touch base and make sure that person is doing OK. One or two calls a day are a great way to remind people you’re there for them. LEARN HOW
Friday, October 16—Earn 5 Ethics CLE Credits
8 AM – 12:35 PM on Friday, Oct. 16. This virtual conference will explore the impact of working from home and the virtual practice of law has on our ethical obligations and legal community. Join us for a look into ethical leadership and innovation, video conferencing risk management, ethics and the new normal and maintaining legal decorum in the courtroom. We will also reflect on how COVID -19 has impacted both the physical and mental health of our legal community.
Make the Most of Microsoft Teams
Make the Most of Microsoft Teams
Tech tip from The Florida Bar: Many courts are using Microsoft Teams for online hearings and more law firms than ever are using it to stay in touch and collaborate during the COVID era. Teams offers options for chatting, video calls, document collaboration and project management, and it’s free with Microsoft 365. From using “@” to tag a team member to collaborating on files at the same time, here are five tech tips to help you make the most of Teams. For more tips, tricks and training videos, visit the Microsoft Teams training site.
Are you working too much? Maybe it’s time for a processes and procedures tune-up.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 12 – 1 PM live GoToWebinar. Answering the same questions from staff day after day? Frustrated that in the time it takes you to explain something for the umpteenth time, you could have just done it yourself? You can’t run (or scale) a law firm without processes and procedures.
Attorney Chelsie M. Lamie has built a seven-figure virtual law firm in under four years by creating and implementing processes and procedures to maximize the production of her team while minimizing redundancy and maintaining an incredible work/life balance. Course number 4061. Approved for 1.0 General CLE. Section members register for only $50. REGISTER NOW
More CLE for Solos & Small Firms
- Retirement Plans for Law Firms: What’s the Best Option? Sept. 23 Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar by Michael Stewart of Wells Fargo. Free CLE for Solo & Small Firm Section members. Stewart, a private wealth financial advisor, will discuss retirement plans for law firms and their various features. Course number 4139. 1.0 CLE credit. REGISTER
- Tools to Increase Your Bottom Line. Oct. 20 live InReach webinar by Danielle Babcock of Thomson Reuters. Building law firm awareness is the key to increasing your business and profits. Your law firm can be promoted in everything you do from websites and social media, to blogging efforts, client communications, branding, managing Google, and law firm public relations. Join Danielle Babcock of Thomson Reuters, to explore ways to increase your bottom line by learning about the tools you can use to reach your best clients. Course number 4062. Approved for 1.0 General CLE. Section members register for only $50. REGISTER
Member Spotlight: Michelle Garcia Gilbert
Join the section’s members-only Facebook group to network with colleagues around the state.
One of the most difficult things about working remotely is trying to stay connected. Let the Solo & Small Firm Section’s Facebook group be a resource for you. Find co-counsel, refer a case or ask for recommendations. It’s free. Our Wednesday Wisdom series is live on Facebook each month and the library of past videos is available 24/7 through the Facebook group for free, on-demand CLE. Join today to network with your colleagues from the section. JOIN NOW