Practice Development Quick Reads for February 2018

Terminating Non-Optimal Client Relationships

While it may make you nervous to consider firing a particularly problematic client, in some cases that may be exactly what’s necessary to grow or sustain your practice. Here’s more on when – and how – to terminate non-optimal client relationships


Top Five Ways Lawyers Use Dictation Technology

If you haven’t explored using voice recording and dictation to expand your productivity and improve your record-keeping, you really should consider trying it out. Eric Wangler shares the top five ways lawyers use dictation technology.


How to Create a Law Firm Disaster Recovery Plan

Do you know what you’d do to keep your practice afloat during and after a hurricane, fire, flood, or other similar disaster? Your ability to recover from one of these events will depend on a well-conceived and documented disaster recovery plan. Here are some tips on creating one for your firm.


Boost Productivity by Slowing Down a Little

Much of the technology at your disposal encourages you to move through your day at breakneck speed. So would you be surprised to learn that you could actually improve your productivity by putting aside your keyboard and picking up a pen? Science is finding that handwriting provides many benefits, such as improved recall and better writing. Learn how to boost your productivity by slowing down.


Lawyer Video / Website Of The Month

SuccessTrack client Eric Gang practices exclusively in the area of Veteran’s Disability Benefits. Eric’s site is an exemplar in every respect: super clean design, outstanding usability and organization, high reader engagement, lots of immediately practical information and resources, effective use of “social proof” (both media mentions and testimonials), client-centric bio . . . and more. There’s much to glean on what makes a great website that builds credibility and converts visitors into active prospects.

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