Managing Staff as a Solo Attorney

At some point, small and solo law firms will have to deal with hiring or managing a team outside of themselves. While managing staff as a solo attorney presents a unique set of challenges, it is ultimately a sign of success: your business has grown and is thriving. However, time is of the essence: it takes work to build out your team, and you may be banking on time you can’t afford to spend on recruitment, training, and management.

Law Firm Efficiency: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive law firm is one in which lawyers are spending the maximum amount of time practicing law, and minimizing the amount of time performing ancillary tasks that, while important, do not result in billable time. Regardless of a lawyer’s expertise or successes in the courtroom, the main financial commitment of a lawyer depends on spending time with casework.

Is it Too Early to Find On-Demand Paralegal Services? Researching Your Options

When is the best time to find an on-demand paralegal? As anyone with crushing deadlines knows, you often know best when you need help after its already too late. The best time to learn what services are available to help supplement your workload is now.

Should Your Law Firm Strategy Include Alternative Legal Service Providers?

When you’re developing your law firm strategy, should you include alternative legal service providers? We investigate the value of evaluating your strategy, and finding the places where you money is best spent.

Choosing Virtual Paralegals vs. Freelance Paralegals

A virtual paralegal is a game-changer for a legal practice that needs a second set of hands, but can’t afford to hire a full-time paralegal on staff. For solo and private practice law firms, they offer an ideal solution to many of the problems that emerge on a day-to-day basis. But are they a better option than freelance paralegal services?

Billable Hours: Less Distractions, More Time on Clients with ALSPs

According to a recent study published by Clio, only 29% of a lawyer’s workday is spent on billable time. Without the resources of larger law firms, solo and private legal practices struggle to put in billable hours – can ALSPs help?

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