In the 1600s, the English poet John Donne wrote: “No man is an island.” In his poem, he pointed out how we are all part of something greater. He suggested that we are all in this together, and we all need each other.
We will leave the philosophical ruminations to the poets. Returning to the profitable side of things, you cannot be an island. You rely on your team to make your law firm run smoothly. As experts in legal staff training, let us show you how you can reach greater levels of profitability.
You’ve been to law school, and passed the bar. In your classes, you learned about case law, how to submit evidence, and how to litigate. What you did not learn is how to deal with the mountain of paperwork, and how to manage workflow.
That is what your support team can take care of you. Lawyers waste more than 11 hours a week working on documentation alone. This includes 2.3 hours of searching for, but not finding, necessary documents. Wasting this time can translate to a loss of $9,071 every single year. Most small law firms cannot afford to be missing out on this cash.
Let’s say your law firm is humming along. You have a steady (and growing!) stream of clients, your administration is solid, and you see progress everywhere. Then you are hit with a fine that is 4% of your annual revenue. Would you be able to handle it?
Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, when you do not comply with the law, Uncle Sam comes to take his piece.
Complying with the law is absolutely vital to the wellbeing of your practice. Having a staff that is aware of the relevant laws, and more importantly, that knows how to make sure that you are following the law, is necessary. We can help make sure that you are within the rules.
You can have the highest yielding search engine optimization campaign in your area of law. You can have a PPC campaign that maximizes your ROI. You can be doing very well with all of your marketing efforts, but that can be wasted if your staff does not know what to do with someone once they have stepped in the door.
You never stop marketing until they have officially come on board. And even then, you still need to do your customer service. Either way, your staff needs to be able to explain to your potential what you can do for them. One of the things that your staff has to be good at is helping your law firm boost its bottom line.
You are not in this to get in and get out. A law degree means that you are going to be practicing law for a long time, and hopefully many decades. With us, your law firm will grow. Your staff needs to grow as well.
They need to be agile and prepared to take on the challenges of the future. Law firms are spending more than ever on technology. Staying ahead of the curve isn’t an advantage anymore. It is a necessity.
Attorney Business Consulting can be your experts on legal staff training. Our consultants have already helped many small law firms. The next success story could be you. Schedule a free consultation with us today.