As you go through your client's documents, you should develop your own "executive summary" that includes the information that will be most essential to your activities and which you will need to know as you communicate with executives, managers and outside business partners.
Here are ten suggestions for ways lawyers can build relationships with their clients.
Within a business, there are few things worse than getting slapped with the dreaded lawsuit. Not only are lawsuits expensive, but they can be time-consuming, draining and frustrating. So how do you avoid one?
A potential client walks in your front door, or sends you an email from your Web site. How did that client find you? How did that client choose your firm from dozens of other competitors that could offer him similar services?
How many law firm websites have you seen which are little more than a quasi vanity site, which really serves no purpose in addressing the clients' matters?
When counseling the "new client" you will need to obtain as much information as possible about the business and operations of the client so that you will be able to start making a contribution as quickly as possible.
Expert tips on how to navigate the new, increasingly convoluted world of online reputation management.
Despite improved marketing and planning strategies, many law firms fail against the competition because they lack the infrastructure to sustain their efforts and achieve results. The push for increased volume and leverage and the lack of client-service and project-management skills have driven clients to look elsewhere for legal services. This article describes the need for change in law practices and offers a change process that will allow firms to stay in the race.
Many lawyers leave their clients on the sidelines, on the outside looking in. It may be time for attorneys to replace this strategy with one that educates their clients and encourages them to join the legal problem-solving team.
Like any business, law firms recognize that how they treat their clients is an integral factor to their success. In an industry where clients often return for repeat business, and where referrals often come from previous clients, it's no surprise that law firms must be thoughtful and strategic about how their clients are treated.