Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, September 14, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 14 September 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 796

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, September 14, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Playing Politics with our Court System, a really bad idea.
A ruling this week by a Kansas judge put the courts on a collision course with the state legislature and raised the specter of a shutdown of courthouses statewide.
The confrontation stems from budget legislation passed by the Republican-controlled legislature in June containing something akin to a self-destruct button. The provision said that if a Kansas court were to strike down a 2014 law concerning the selection of chief judges, funding for the courts would be "declared null and void."
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Law Practice Management: Do Not Compete on Price or you will lose
Are you being continually forced to compete for clients based on price? If so, then you need to be aware of what is at the root of this problem: chasing the wrong prospects is the basis of all pricing problems.
Casting a wide net for clients without applying any targeting criteria is dangerous because sometimes it works. The clients you get by doing this are inevitably those that will pound you on price and beat up on your staff as well.
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Law Practice Tips: Fixing Your Bio on Your Webpage
If a client comes to your website homepage, once they confirm that they have in fact come to a lawyer's website, the first thing they want to know is who they will be working with.
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Florida Legal Updates: Taxi Drivers sue Florida regarding Uber
The spat between taxi companies and Uber-style ride services, already divisive in three counties, got uglier this week.
Taxi firms in Tallahassee and Broward County sued the state, alleging its agencies aren't requiring Uber and competitor Lyft to prove the way they calculate trip distances, and charges, is accurate, the News Service of Florida reports.
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Florida Fraud Law: Wire Transfer Scams
n May, the North Carolina State Bar and Lawyers Mutual warned about fraudulent activity related to wired funds in real estate transactions. The scam described in those alerts involved communications from a purported seller or realtor asking the attorney to modify the way closing proceeds should be delivered – either changing from a check to a wire, or changing the wire instructions from one bank account to another. In fact, a scammer had gained access to the email account of one of the parties to the transaction. When the lawyer follows the false instructions, funds are delivered to the scammer's bank account and cannot be retrieved.
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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 31, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 31 August 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 805

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 31, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Law Tips: Less perfect could be better for you and everyone else
In the past, my conversations with lawyers about perfectionism centered on getting and keeping clients, or reducing staff turnover. Lately, however, I've had a lot more discussions about the relationship between perfectionism and lawyer unhappiness.
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Law Practice Management Tips: Work-Life Balance - prioritize life outside of work
Work-life balance is such a great catchphrase, encapsulating the struggle we all face as we walk the tightrope between our careers and personal lives. If you ever worked in a large organization (think BigLaw), it probably looked like balance would be much easier to achieve outside the institution. What a shock, then, to go solo and find out balance is no easier to find, even without a senior partner breathing down your neck.
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Law Practice Management: How to handle "no money" clients
Many people "can afford" the things they want. They "can't afford" the things they don't want.
Unfortunately, you may not be perceived by these prospects as something they want. That's a problem with you, not a problem with them. "Can't afford" is our way of rationalizing our inability to create value for the person on the other end of the phone call or on the other side of the table.
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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 24, 2015

Category: Miami Lawyer Blog
Published on 24 August 2015
Written by Patrick Russell Hits: 802

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, August 24, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

FL Legal News: Lawyer texting to potential clients is not solicitation but can be regulated advertising
Reversing a decision of the Standing Committee on Advertising, the Bar Board of Governors has said a law firm can send texts to prospective clients as long as the messages comply with the Bar rules on written and email communications.

The board at its July 24 meeting accepted the recommendation of the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, which reviews advertising appeals to the board.

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Legal Practice Tips: Webinar for how to run your law firm like a business
Because most attorneys get out of law school wanting to do good and make their mark, especially when hanging their own shingle. Unfortunately, the realities of owning a firm swoop in and make the day-to-day not just challenging, but downright frustrating.

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