Be The Best Lawyer You Can Be

Pandemic or not, the legal industry is fast-paced and stressful. Long hours (whether from home or an office), difficult situations, constant deadlines, and a boatload of uncertainty right now all add up to intense professional demands.  It’s not a new problem. But it’s a big problem.  Maybe you’ve seen the 2017 report by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being? … Read More

The Work-from-home Life of CosmoLex Parents

Work from home is one thing. Work from home with your kids is another. The switch from office life to taking care of business with your children has been a challenge that many of us have been forced to face.  Whether it’s keeping toddlers entertained or helping school-aged kids navigate the world of virtual learning (we’ve all learned so much … Read More

Digital Detoxing for the Work-from-home Lawyer

In the age of COVID-19, we have struck an uneasy balance with being work-from-home pioneers. We’ve figured out a lot about how to be productive, how to manage relationships with clients and coworkers, and how to get court cases moving along when we can’t actually be in the courtroom.  While technology lets us do all of these things, there are … Read More

Growing Your Firm In Changing & Uncertain Times

You don’t want to hear us say it, so we won’t. (Okay, we have to, sorry.)  We’re living in changing and uncertain times.  Four months ago, we all hoped that the pandemic would be a short, weird blip on our national radar, but COVID-19, like a bad neighbor in the apartment next door, is here to stay for the foreseeable … Read More

How to Calm an Angry Client

No matter how good you are with your clients, no matter how much you prioritize client service, it’s inevitable: you WILL have angry clients. Angry clients are a fact of doing business but in the legal profession, it comes with the territory.  Here’s another thing to consider: while public perception of lawyers as being adversarial and conflict-driven is a common … Read More

Alternative Free Legal Research Tools

Legal research has gotten easier than ever thanks to the proliferation of online, access-anywhere-anytime databases. However, many law firms find that the price of utilizing multiple, full-featured legal research tools can quickly add up. For those offices looking for a less expensive option, you’re in luck. While there are definitely some great, high-powered tools out there to fuel your legal … Read More

Top 5 Security Vulnerabilities Your Law Firm Should Know About

Law firms deal with sensitive information day in and out. Keeping this data confidential, especially anything related to a case, means you have to worry about more than what you’re doing – you also need to think about what you’re not doing. Ignoring potential security vulnerabilities could leave your firm, its data and its reputation exposed to risk.  There are … Read More

How to Fight Fraud in Your Law Firm

When you think about fraud and law firms, it’s easy to focus your attention on the work lawyers do to prosecute fraud cases.  But just because law firms are usually on the prosecuting side of the bench doesn’t mean that they aren’t susceptible to fraud. In fact, law firms make appealing targets for fraudsters, given the wealth of personal information … Read More

Strategies for Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Law Firm

Although events are still playing out nationally through protests and political engagement, what’s clear to many law firms is the need to proactively implement change. Businesses, institutions, and organizations have thrown their weight behind discussions of how they can contribute to dismantling systemic racism in our country.  The legal field remains among the least inclusive industries. There’s much that law … Read More

How To Stay Motivated in Your Practice

The last couple of months have been a long haul for everyone. The shift from the office then back (maybe) to the office. Homeschooling with no childcare. Long days at home. Being isolated but at the same time, totally connected via social media and messaging apps.  It’s no wonder that you’re feeling fatigued and maybe a bit unmotivated. Yet even … Read More