How to Manage Your Caseload When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Caseloads are a big topic of conversation for law firms and with good reason. The optimal caseload allows firms to be profitable and lawyers to achieve that oh-so-elusive work-life balance.  But the reality is that it’s hard to achieve that perfect balance. In the meantime, you either hustle to build your book of business or you are swamped by an … Read More

Top 5 Billing Practices Used by Profitable Law Firms

This year might be unpredictable, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unprofitable. With modern billing, you can keep track of your bottom line just like the most profitable law firms do. From best practices to specific tactics to keeping money coming in the door, we’ll show you how to keep your numbers out of the red.  Law firm … Read More

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

Adjusting to the New Normal for Lawyers

A lot has changed for lawyers since COVID-19 struck. Whole law firms working from home, remote depositions, and virtual hearings and taking on new clients while never meeting them seemed unimaginable at the beginning of the year. Now? It’s the new normal.  It’s a big adjustment! Especially when you want to make sure your office is staying productive.  While very … 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

Utilizing a Mid-Year Accounting Checklist

Taking stock of your accounting isn’t just an end of year task – although it would be nice to only have to do it once a year!  These days, it’s more important than ever for lawyers to be aware of their financial standing and make sure they’re keeping accurate records. Doing a mid-year accounting check will leave you with a … 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