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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.

Simple Tips to Grow Your Firm’s Caseload Today

The legal industry is a tough business for many—Startup costs are high, and most areas of law are extremely competitive. Investing in a new PPC advertising campaign or hiring a public relations firm is expensive, and usually takes time and careful cultivation to see profitability. Fortunately, there are a few ways your firm can increase its caseload quickly, all while sticking to an affordable budget. Here are just a handful of ideas your firm could start today.

Can Your Firm Utilize YouTube?

YouTube is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. In fact, YouTube is the second biggest search engine, losing only to Google. As a website, it’s the third most popular in the world. YouTube may be a great way for your firm to not only attract more potential claimants, but host your own legal videos easily. Here are some pros and cons of using YouTube for your firm.

Getting More Clients Through Twitter

According to Statista, Twitter has nearly 330 million users in the first quarter of 2017. This means that chances are good that a lot of potential claimants are on social media. While it may initially sound like a stretch, Twitter is an excellent way for attorneys to connect with new clients and become well known in their legal communities. Here are some of the best ways you can network on Twitter.