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9 Ways to Boost Paralegal Morale

By: blackfin | October 11, 2018

How to Cure Your Support Staff Blues & Get the Firm’s Business Back on Track Paralegals are the lifeblood of any law firm. Attorneys depend on them for anything and everything that doesn’t strictly require a law license. But surveys of legal support professionals across the country suggest that paralegals often struggle with morale, feeling…

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Are Your Paralegals & Office Assistants Losing Clients When They Answer the Phones?

By: blackfin | September 13, 2018

How a Phone-Answering Strategy Can Dramatically Boost Your Law Firm’s Profits (Without Investing a Single Penny More in Marketing)   As a digital marketing agency for attorneys, we spend every hour working to get you as many new leads (i.e. prospective clients) as possible, and then pushing them to contact you. But even if we…

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Does Your Law Firm Need a Client Portal? What’s the Best One?

By: blackfin | August 8, 2018

How to Find the Right Client Portal (and Why You Want One in the First Place) It took a while, but email ultimately revolutionized the way attorneys practice law, especially when it comes to communication — with one another, with opposing counsel, and with their clients. But despite its dominance as the default way of…

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How to Use Virtual Receptionists to Convert More Leads

By: blackfin | June 6, 2018

This post was written by Maddy Martin from our partner Smith.ai, who provide a fantastic virtual receptionist solution for law firms.  Running a law firm is not like running just any business. When you’re operating a dry cleaning business or grocery store, customers have minimal criteria, a low barrier to entry and persistent lifetime value….

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How to Leave Your Law Firm (and Take Your Clients with You)

By: blackfin | May 30, 2018

“Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of things.” It’s sage advice… never mind that it comes from Kermit the Frog. Loyal as you may be to your law firm, nothing lasts forever. Perhaps you find yourself on the cusp of change and ready to open a new chapter in…

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Why You Need a Payment Portal on Your Website

By: blackfin | May 11, 2018

This post was written by our partners over at LawPay, who provide a fantastic online payment solution for law firms. Check out their service at LawPay.com. There was a time once when some lawyers considered it tacky, or even taboo, to accept a credit card as payment. To these individuals, credit cards were used for…

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Law Firm Marketing: What’s Worth Spending Money on in 2018?

By: blackfin | April 26, 2018

There’s a question we hear from partners, managing partners, and marketing managers at law firms all the time: what’s worth spending money on? The menu of marketing expenditures available to partners at small-to-midsize firms is extensive. But what’s a good investment? Below, we consider the most popular options and offer a frank assessment of their…

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The Clio Question: Is the #1 Legal Management Software Right for Your Firm?

By: blackfin | April 23, 2018

For most lawyers, choosing a new case management software is a catch-22. On the one hand, picking the right program should (in theory) make your life easier. On the other, the process of picking isn’t easy at all… rather, it’s tedious, boring, frustrating, and a huge time sucker. Earlier this year, we presented our Top…

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How to Manage Technological Change in a Law Firm

By: blackfin | March 8, 2018

There are probably very few people on the planet who relish the idea of adopting new technology. Sure, we all love the prospect of what new tech can ultimately do for us — but putting it into practice? Well, riding a bike was always more fun than learning to ride. And mastering new technology is…

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The Best Software for Lawyers: 6 Types of Apps Attorneys Need Now

By: blackfin | February 15, 2018

Your Guide to Researching & Selecting All the Best Software for Lawyers True or false: newer, younger lawyers have an easier time with technology than veteran attorneys with decades under their belts? “True” is the easy answer, but it might not be the right one. Truth is, the amount of technology available to law firms…

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The 8 Most Beautiful Law Firm Offices in the World

By: blackfin | October 10, 2017

You might have more My Cousin Vinny in you than you realize… at least when it comes to your law firm office. Who can forget the classic image of Joe Pesci bursting into his motel bedroom with a bankers box and a stack of file folders between his hands? It’s his makeshift law office, shoehorned…

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Law Firm Startup Checklist

By: blackfin | August 31, 2017

So you’re ready to start your own law firm? Congratulations! This is the beginning of many a success story in the United States. Yours might be next. So you’re ready to start your own law firm? Congratulations! This is the beginning of many a success story in the United States. Yours might be next. Mind you,…

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9 Keys for Succeeding in Law School

By: blackfin | August 2, 2017

One of the things that makes us effective marketers for law firms is that we work with actual attorneys on our team. So when we brought up the idea of an article on how to succeed in law school, well… they had some things to say! Below, we present their tips for climbing that latter…

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The Best Laptops for Lawyers

By: blackfin | July 11, 2017

Finding The Right Laptop The most important things in any law office are the people: the attorneys, the paralegals, and the bright minds that make all the difference in effective advocacy. The second most important thing, though? Computers. (They’re kind of like brains too.) Even though lawyers got along just fine without fancy technology for…

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50+ Awesome Law Firm Logos

50+ Awesome Logos for Law Firms

By: blackfin | July 6, 2017

Welcome to The Law Offices of Last Name, Last Name, and Last Name. That’s what most clients see and hear when they encounter your law firm’s name for the first time… and maybe even for the fifth. In fact, we’ve heard plenty of stories about clients who know their individual attorneys but couldn’t recall the…

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