Category Archives: Coaching Corner

Career Management: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Law Firm Technology: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Client Billing: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Client Relations: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—hanging your shingle, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Networking Tips for the Solo/Small Firm Attorney

Sean McHenry, Minnis & Smallets If you are a lawyer, “networking” is part of your job, especially so if you practice at a solo or small firm. Whether you like…

Warning Signs of Law Firm Changes Ahead: Potential Merger, Acquisition, or Failure

Clayton Dodds, Law Office of Peter N. Brewer In recent years, some of San Francisco’s largest law firms have been the subject of wholesale changes. Failed mergers, toxic acquisitions, and…

IOLTA Basics: What You Need to Know

Dan Duran and Lorrie Pendleton, First Republic Bank If you are thinking about going solo, make sure you have the appropriate bank accounts set up from the beginning. You will…

Financial Literacy and the Business of Running a Law Firm

Emmy Pasternak, LRIS Outreach and Case Development Manager In March 2004, the United States Senate passed Resolution 316 proclaiming April “National Financial Literacy Month.” The idea is to bring focus…

Changing Where You Practice

By John Allison, J.D., The Coach for Lawyers, LLC Lawyers consider changing where they practice for a number of reasons. A lawyer may be laid off or a law firm…

Short on Time? What’s Your 90 Percent?

Monica Phillips At an event hosted by Products That Count, Sami Inkinen (Trulia founder/ record-setting rower, triathlete) shared his five principles to winning. Number 4 – “Stop doing 90 percent…