The Interns Are Coming!

Pre-law and law students exist in a bubble.

These greenhorns probably have no idea what working at a law firm is like. They don’t know about the drudgery, or how long the hours are, or that it’s not like an episode of Suits.

It might be time to dispel their illusions. And it also might be time for your firm to get a breath of fresh air. Interns don’t only bring Jansport backpacks to their internships—they also bring enthusiasm, new perspectives, and a lot of energy. In other words, your firm has just as much to gain from the internship as the intern does.

How Can I Increase my Caseload on a Budget?

In an ideal world, all of your clients would come from referrals. Having a past client recommend your firm to a family member or friend in need will be much more impactful than having a potential claimant see your firm’s name on a billboard. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible for your firm to get the volume you need from just referrals alone. Here are a few ways you can supplement your current caseload on a limited budget:

Reconsideration Approval Data by State

As a follow-up to my last post on initial application approval data by state, I thought it useful to compile state statistics on reconsideration approval rates. While many attorneys and disability advocates focus solely on approval rates at the hearing level, knowing initial and recon approval rates can help project short-term receivables needed to pay overhead and staffing costs and assist in calculating future hearing workload for attorneys and advocates.

Networking to Boost Your Workers’ Comp Caseload

Law firms of all sizes are always looking for new ways to increase their caseloads and sign more clients. While workers’ compensation claims are not as common as personal injury claims, tens of thousands of employees seek legal assistance every year. While digital and traditional marketing efforts can bring in many clients, you might be able to sign more workers’ compensations for free through networking. Here are some ways connections can get you the workers’ comp cases you want.

The Pros and Cons of Starting a PPC Campaign

Pay-per-click advertising, or PPC, is one of the most popular forms of digital marketing available. Legal PPC advertisements work by allowing law firms to pay a set amount each time a potential claimant clicks on a link to their firm’s website. When executed correctly, PPC campaigns can be a profitable way to generate legal leads. On the flip side, a poorly-run PPC campaign can cost your firm thousands per week. Here are some of the pros and cons of starting your own campaign.

How You Can Increase Your Practice’s Revenue with Punitive Damages

Auto accidents may be the workhorse practice area for your firm, but your practice doesn’t have to focus solely on this type of personal injury case. Motor vehicle accidents account for only 52% of personal injury cases, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2005 data*. The other 48% a mix of medical malpractice (15%), product liability (5%) and 28% “other” cases, which includes premises liability cases, slip and fall, etc.

Getting Traffic to Your Personal Injury Site with Keywords

Personal injury is one of the most competitive areas of law in the country. It may feel like it’s nearly impossible to get your website to show up on Google’s search results due to the volume of competing firms. Although challenging, it’s still possible to get your personal injury firm to show up online. Here are some tips to help your firm succeed in a saturated market by simply modifying the copy you use on your website.