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3 Resources That Can Help Your Clients (and You)

Being a Social Security disability attorney puts you into contact with many clients who are struggling. Their day-to-day life can be stressful, and they may be lacking basic support and necessities because they are unable to work.

As their attorney, you work as hard as possible to get them the disability benefits that they need. But in the short term, your Social Security disability clients may require more than that. Because many claimants aren’t awarded benefits for over two years, they’ll have no way to pay for daily necessities we often take for granted.

Should Your Firm Take Compassionate Allowances?

Compassionate Allowances are sure-fire victories for Social Security applicants and attorneys alike, and yet some firms are not willing to take these cases due to the fact that there may not be a back pay windfall. If your firm isn’t taking Compassionate Allowance claimants, you could be missing out on the easiest settlements possible. Here are some of the reasons why Compassionate Allowances are still highly profitable:

Is Price All That Matters?

When considering working with a lead provider, evaluating price is surely a top priority. Price pays a large factor in your firm’s profitability, but if your firm chooses to work with a lead provider based on price alone, you may find that the quality of the leads and your success with the product suffers. Here are some factors aside from price that you should keep in mind when choosing to purchase legal leads.

Designing Your Firm's Website for Accessibility

As a Social Security disability attorney, you know that you must put the needs of your clients first to be successful, develop lasting relationships, and win cases. This could mean that you make home visits to meet with them or spend extra time going through paperwork to ensure that they understand what they are signing. However, you can let prospective clients know that you are willing to accommodate their needs before even meeting them by designing your website for accessibility.

Decision Fatigue, You, and Your Clients

Have you ever found yourself saying, “Gosh, I wish I had more time”? Between reaching out to prospective clients, preparing for hearings and representing clients in court, a day in the life of an attorney can be pretty hectic.

You might notice that it’s easy to slip up and make choices that aren’t the best during the course of the day.

While you might put it down to an error or just bad judgement, this phenomenon does have a name: Decision fatigue.

Why You Should Always Take Initial Claims

Some Social Security disability attorneys are wary of taking cases at the initial claim—You may think that there’s not a lot of value to a claim that hasn’t accumulated years of back pay. This is not necessarily the case, and if you avoid initial applications, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars in won settlements. Here are some top reasons why you should always keep initial applicants in mind:

Changes Your Firm Needs to Make For 2017 and Beyond

2017 has already yielded some big changes in the way law firms and other companies do business, and changes will only continue as time goes on and more people use the web. If your firm is still relying on file cabinets and forever stamps, you may be in trouble. Here are some of the top legal marketing trends to watch out for in for 2017 that can help your firm sign more clients year after year.

How to Stop Clients From Leaving

Finding and retaining clients is one of the biggest problems facing attorneys and advocates. According to the New York Times, there are currently too many law students and too few jobs available—Only 60% of 2014’s J.D. recipients had long-term legal jobs lined up upon graduation. With the market getting more and more competitive, it’s vital for firms to retain as many signed clients as possible.