Practice Tips for Lawyers

Making Your Law Practice Purposeful and Profitable

DLFM Annual Mixer (2019)

2019-11-21T10:16:20-07:00November 13th, 2019|Events|

The date is October 24th, 2019; it is a Thursday. The scene: Bowlero, a modern bowling alley with an industrial twist just south of Seattle. The event: DLFM Annual Mixer Let me paint you a picture. It all starts when you open the doors. Leading into the space you [...]

Morris-Sockle Earns a Spot on the Inc. 5000 List

2019-11-12T11:15:52-07:00September 17th, 2019|Awards & Recognitions|

For the second time we are thrilled to share that Morris-Sockle, the parent company of Divorce Lawyers for Men™, made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in America! We are ranked #98 in Washington State, and #310 in the Consumer Services category. Though our law firm [...]

Is Avvo working for you or are you for them?

2019-11-12T11:18:13-07:00May 10th, 2019|Growing Your Law Firm|

Platforms like Avvo, Yelp, and other attorney directories are sold to attorneys as means to help potential clients find and select the attorney for legal services.  The directories provide consumers with a means to see reviews and rankings of the attorneys.  At first the legal directories look like an [...]

Attorneys: No Money – No Work

2019-11-11T17:53:31-07:00April 18th, 2019|Managing Your Legal Clients|

The first rule for all Family Law attorneys is: do not work for clients that have no money in your trust account to pay for that work. Working for clients who do not have money in your trust account is the same as loaning the money to that client. [...]

Divorce Survival Rules for Your Clients

2019-11-12T11:18:26-07:00April 5th, 2019|Managing Your Legal Clients|

As Divorce Lawyers we are comfortable in mediations and the courtroom. That is where we spend many days of our lives practicing our tradecraft, but for our clients this is a new and scary place.  It is an environment in which they do not know the rules of success [...]

Lawyers: Client Reminder Calls

2019-11-12T11:18:37-07:00March 24th, 2019|Managing Your Legal Clients|

Making a call to a client to remind them of their appointment to see you will make you money. We, as lawyers, cannot charge clients for No Shows, so the only way an attorney to can make money is if the client keeps the appointment. Appointment reminder calls are [...]

How A Legal Assistant Will Make You Money

2019-11-12T11:18:34-07:00March 15th, 2019|Managing Your Law Firm|

A lot of attorneys are reluctant to hire a legal assistant. They just do not want to carry that much overhead, but hiring a legal assistant will actually make you money. A good legal assistant will cost $40,000 to $50,000 a year. So how can they make you money? [...]