McKenna Prohov: Encouraging Clients to Think With a Legal Mindset | THE 1958 LAWYER Podcast

McKenna is the founder of Law x Design, a legal practice that focuses on entrepreneurs, artists and start-ups. In this episode, she talks about encouraging clients to think with a legal mindset to protect themselve’s from liability. She also talks about how people are all unique, and the best way to keep clients is to acknowledge that they’re all individuals and to dedicate a lot of time on networking. The mental health state of younger lawyers were also discussed and what we can do to improve it. They also talked about the current experience of women in law and what changes McKenna wants to see in the future of the business of law.

An International Perspective: How One Attorney’s Network Expanded

When international lawyer Sandra Chiarlone traveled to the United States from Italy to practice law, she immediately knew she was in for a challenge. Despite only having law experience in Europe, and a language barrier to contend with, Chiarlone was determined to make Chicago her home.

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.

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