3 Things you can do when you are having a “blah” day

Have You Ever Had One of “Those Days”? You know what I’m talking about.  You get up, go through your normal morning routine, head to the office, and then… Blah. You just don’t feel like working. It happens to everyone.  It happens to me. It might hit first thing in the morning, or perhaps when […]

LMME 044 : 7 Ways to Differentiate Your Law Firm from your Competition

Today I wanted to talk about 7 ways to differentiate your law firm from your competition.  There are a lot of golden nuggets in this podcast, and so many ways to separate yourself.  Most lawyers just flat-out ignore this checklist that would otherwise provide them with a competitive advantage in their local market.  Hopefully, you won’t! […]

LMME 043 : California Trial Lawyer of the Year Mitch Jackson is an expert communicator and networker

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Mitch Jackson, a California trial lawyer.  Mitch has owned his own firm for the past 28 years and is a tremendous networker and communicator.  Working with his wife (as his law partner), Mitch has created a practice that allows him the flexibility to work with the clients he […]

LMME 042 : Gordon Firemark, Entertainment Lawyer and Podcaster

In today’s podcast, I have the pleasure of interviewing Gordon Firemark,  an attorney who limits his practice to the representation of creative and business people in the fields of theater, film, television and new media.  As an “entertainment lawyer”, Gordon is also the producer and host of the Entertainment Law Update Podcast, and the author of The Podcast, Blog and […]

LMME 041 : Hey Lawyers… Does Branding = Bullshit?

Yes, you heard that right – does branding = bullshit?  If you are a lawyer, you should be paying attention to this podcast, as I will be discussing why I believe that branding is bullshit (thank you Joe Polish for inspiring this podcast).  I’ll also discuss 4 reasons that we, as lawyers, should ignore branding […]

LMME 037 : Which Phases of the Client Life Cycle are you Ignoring to the Detriment of your Law Practice?

In today’s podcast, I talk about the three phases of the client life cycle.  Surprisingly enough, many lawyers ignore at least 2 out of the 3 phases of the client life cycle, and in so doing leave thousands of dollars of revenue on the table.  Are you ignoring any of these phases? Enjoy! Right click here […]

How to Start a Successful Law Firm

Whether you are still in law school, working at a firm job that you hate, or have recently unemployed, you may be thinking about going out on your own and hanging a shingle. The thought of “going solo” is a frightening thought to most, and if you have kids or a family… well, I shudder […]

LMME 025 : Greg Siskind, the First Lawyer Blogger

Today’s guest is Greg Siskind.  Greg is an immigration lawyer from Memphis, Tennessee and is widely regarded as the first ever lawyer blogger.  He also can proudly boast that he published the first ever lawyer website for a solo practice back in 1994! Enjoy! Right click here to download the mp3

9 Principles from Dale Carnegie that will make you a more effective leader and lawyer

This is the last in a three-part series summarizing how a Lawyer can use the principles taught in Dale Carnegie’s timeless classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People” to transform their business from just another law practice something truly extraordinary. In today’s segment, I will review the fourth and last section of the book, […]

How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking

Last week I wrote a post that discussed the first two sections of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” covering the fundamental basics of dealing with people and 6 ways to make people like you. I hate to say it, (but you know it is true), at times lawyers can be a bit socially […]