Lawyers are not trained to keep a firm grasp on finances, or any aspects of management, and even less marketing. Many don’t treat their practice as a business, until the initial excitement is replaced by financial strains that put them in survival mode.
(PRWEB) December 05, 2012
Assisting lawyers with successfully managing a law firm, How To Manage A Small Law Firm, a legal management and marketing advisory service, announced that founder RJon Robins will reveal the Top 24 Secrets of Thriving Law Firms during a live online event on December 5th, at 2:00 pm EST. The session will gather more than 100 attorneys, who will have the opportunity to learn how to implement systems that are proven to make solo law firms more efficient, profitable, and enjoyable to own.
As the only lawyer in history to serve as a Small Law Practice Management Advisor for The Florida Bar, and having received sponsorships from LexisNexis and Microsoft on a National Continuing Legal Education Tour, Robins can speak from experience. He says: “Too often lawyers run their law firms like it is a hobby - that’s why they work hard and never achieve the financial and professional success they deserve.”
Managing a small law firm like a business is a challenge that many lawyers are not prepared to handle as they graduate from law school. Only 55 percent of 43,735 graduates in 2011 had a law-related job nine months after graduation, said William Henderson of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, who analyzed recent data from the American Bar Association. 28 percent were unemployed or underemployed.
While those numbers represent an embarrassment to law schools, according to Lincoln Caplan, a graduate of Harvard Law School and president of Legal Affairs, the first general interest legal magazine, the crisis of law schools goes well beyond the unsustainable economics. He stated: “Their missions have become muddled, with a widening gap between their lofty claims about the profession’s civic responsibility and their failure to provide lawyers with sufficient preparation for practical work.”
RJon Robins agrees that the lack of proper direction and business knowledge is what drives most attorneys to a stressful lifestyle, professional dissatisfaction, and financial struggle. “Lawyers are not trained to keep a firm grasp on finances, or any aspects of management, and even less marketing,” he states. “Many just go through the motions and don’t treat their practice as a business, until the initial excitement is replaced by financial strains that put them in survival mode.”
But RJon empowers members of How To Manage A Small Law Firm by showing them how to get familiar with their finances quickly, then carefully analyze them and implement the necessary systems and procedures to make the business more lucrative and sustainable. The 24 elements being exposed in full during the upcoming webinar held by Robins will address those subjects, including topics such as procedures for documenting communications; procedures for accepting payments from clients; procedures for operating technology in the office; amongst others. More information and a registration form can be found at http://www.struggleorthrive.com. Dates and times of future webinars will be announced.
On December 7, 2012, Robins will also host a special Small Law Firm Management Party in Atlanta, GA, where a group of highly entrepreneurial lawyers who own successful law firms will gather to discuss, share, and celebrate successfully running their practice like a business, instead of treating it as a hobby. “Among other activities planned for the event, members of How To Manage a Small Law Firm and their guests will be invited to perform a mind-blowing end of year mindset checkup,” revealed Robins. “Our members will be roaring into 2013, instead of starting the new year with a whimper!” he concluded. Information on how to get a guest ticket can be found at http://www.HowToManageASmallLawFirm.com/AtlantaParty.
About How To Manage A Small Law Firm:
Founded by RJon Robins, a member of The Florida Bar since 1998 and the first and only lawyer to ever serve as a Law Practice Management Advisor with The Florida Bar Law Office Management Assistance, the legal management and marketing advisory service currently has 100+ members. How To Manage A Small Law Firm helps attorneys across the country with virtually every aspect of starting, marketing, managing, buying and even selling a successful and sustainable small law firm. More information can be found at http://www.HowToManageASmallLawFirm.com