4 Critical Lawyer Fees

When hiring a lawyer, buyers should be aware that each lawyer uses a unique payment structure. This means the fees for no two lawyers are alike. Instead, it depends on the time spent on the case, the lawyer’s experience and ability, the results of the case, and...

Time Management Tips For Young Lawyers

Time Management Tips For Young Lawyers Time management is one of the most important skills young attorneys can master. Good time management results in more productivity, more hours billed to clients, and more trial and career success overall. Young lawyers fumbling...

Top Tips of 2017

As the year comes to a close, I always like to reflect. I’ve been able to share a lot of great blogs with my online audience and there are a few that I think are worth another read. Please join me in reflecting and take another look at some of the top tips from 2017....

To Blog or Not To Blog – That Is The Question

It’s a question that many businesses ask themselves when launching a new website: Do I need a blog? Typically, the answer is yes, with a great amount of benefits to backup the decision.   When it comes to law firms, however, the experts are split on the matter....

Defamation and the Internet – Post At Your Own Risk

Some users of the Internet think that it is fair to say anything that they want because, well, it’s the Internet. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, especially when the post in question is not true. Posting something that is false about someone on the...

How Do I Select A Lawyer?

I am always looking for new clients and I began to wonder why my clients chose me.  To find the answer, I started to ask my clients why they selected me over the other 90,000 lawyers in Illinois.  Most of my clients told me that they choose a lawyer in the much same...

How To Be A “Business Starter”

Entrepreneurs, or as I like to call them, “business starters,” are typically great at what they do, but are not always so great at running a business. Running is business is not just coming up with a great idea but involves a totally different skill set. Here are some...

How to Make Partner

Nearly every law student that enters the world of law at a big firm has undoubtedly thought about someday making partner. In simplistic terms, making partner means that you’re now part of the core legal team and owners of the firm. There is a lot of responsibility...

Hopium: Is It Affecting You?

I was meeting with my business coach, and we were discussing my distress about having to let an employee go after a year of service. I was explaining that the employee was a nice guy, had the skills and I really thought that after a year, things would have worked out....