Towards the end of every year, we should all look at what we have accomplished professionally over the previous months, evaluate, and make a game plan for our business in the coming year.  It seems like a simple enough concept. And yet it is a process that frequently gets lost in the end-of-year bustle; you are going to get to it soon, and before you know it, you are well into the new year.  But instead of being on track with some well-thought out and purposeful business direction, you find yourself lacking direction and goals.

This common scenario plays out in law firms on a regular basis, even in the best of circumstance. In 2020, we have taken the idea of “curve ball” to a whole new level with our efforts to try to manage our firms in the midst of a global pandemic. After months of dealing with the unknown and unimaginable, how on earth are we supposed to plan for 2021?

Let’s start by making a plan for our planning:

Take the time now to invest in your practice for the coming year.  It is a relatively simple process that can pay huge dividends.

We wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.

Jeanne Sockle

Jeanne Sockle

Jeanne, co-founder and managing partner of Divorce Lawyers for Men, is a successful civil litigator who has focused her legal practice on complex litigation, primarily catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits. She has served as a member and Chair of the Washington State Bar Association Law Clerk Board, as a Thurston County Family Court Child Advocate, and as a founding member of the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic.

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