The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success

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Archive for December, 2010

Boosting Your Productivity in 2011

December 27, 2010 By: Reid Category: Client Service, Firm Management & Operations, Making (more) Money, Marketing and Client Development, Strategy & Planning

With the New Year just around the corner, soon many of us will resolve to improve our law practices in 2011. To help with those resolutions, the ABA Inside Practice newsletter has published Tips for Boosting Productivity at the Office from our book. The list has a dozen practical ways to improve productivity within a law firm.

Best of all, the ABA has specially-priced our book to give this holiday season or to buy for yourself and your staff to start 2011 with a bang!

Order The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success by January 31, 2011 and save 30% by using discount code PEP0EBLG during checkout in the ABA Web Store. Order before December 31 to receive free shipping too!

Great Holiday Offer from the American Bar Association

December 09, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements

The ABA is offering a wide selection of our favorite books at 20% off during this holiday season. Plus, all orders receive free shipping through the end of the year.

In our book, we highlight some of the best books for busy lawyers to read to get in-depth knowledge on a topic. Here are some of those favorites now at great deals:

Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour, 3rd Edition

The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue

The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook

The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies

Through the Client’s Eyes

The Lawyer’s Guide to Strategic Planning

At 20% off these are excellent values; however, Dan and I insisted upon an additional 10% discount off our book this holiday season for our readers, so here you go: Order The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success through the ABA Bookstore and enter promo code PEPØEBLG when checking out. You’ll get 30% off the price of our book plus free shipping too! Mix and match, buy two, three or more. It’s a great deal for you or great gifts for the lawyers in your life.

Making Your Website Stand Out?

December 08, 2010 By: Reid Category: Marketing and Client Development, TechTip

When a local shopping mall decides to renovate, they do the whole mall so that every storefront is refreshed and looks new. However, when that gigantic shopping mall called the Internet starts to look shabby, it is up to the individual business owners to renovate their own store. If not, that store sticks out like a sore thumb.

How is your website looking these days when compared to other providers of legal services? How about to other business on the Internet? If yours is looking shabby, time for a renovation!

That doesn’t necessarily mean throw out the whole website. Refreshing all text, updating your photo, and improving your biographical information to include hyperlinks to on-line articles and reported cases is a good start. However, technology and design have improved so you may want to consider starting from scratch so you can take full advantage of these improvements.

As websites become more of a marketing necessity, we can no longer just “set it and forget it” (to borrow a phrase). Consider making your website renovation a priority in the New Year.

Holiday Gifts for Lawyers

December 06, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements

For the past six years, I’ve had the pleasure of publishing a holiday gift guide for lawyers over at ReidMyBlog. The 2010 edition contains some practical gifts as well as some funny ones, but leading the list this year is the Apple iPad. The iPad has gone from being a novelty to being a much sought after tool by busy lawyers. Take a look at this year’s guide, and feel free to share it with your colleagues, family, and friends.

If you don’t find anything that strikes your fancy there, you can always check out my guides from prior years, or check out the gift ideas in the Tech Toys for Lawyers podcast or the technology shopping guides published by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center–both excellent too!

Success now costs 30% less!

December 02, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements

Dan and I are pleased to announce a special promotion with our publisher—the ABA! The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success is now 30% off during the month of December. Coupled with free shipping being offered by the ABA, our book is a better deal than ever! Makes a great gift for your, the lawyer in your life or the lawyers in your office! Just enter promo code PEPØEBLG at checkout to get this great deal!