As we move into 2021, many states have passed and are planning on passing new laws relating to employment law. Most of these laws are going to affect each entire state, while some are limited to certain cities. While many of these new laws are being put into place because of the pandemic, there are still plenty that not related. Below are some employment and labor laws that will affect Georgia, Maine, Nevada, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, and New York.
Connecting with a client can be difficult on a good day. During the pandemic, this can be even more challenging. With schedules changing, school and work moving online and the uncertainty of the global health crisis, finding new ways to connect with your firm’s clients and leads is more important than ever. Here are sometimes to help improve communication between your firm and you clients:
Mama Mia, here we go again. Another day, another myth to bust. But this time, we are taking a look at the All Stars of Legal Mythbusters. That is, the famous cases that people may have some misconceptions about. Shall we dive right in?
Myth: Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants was a frivolous lawsuit.
Maybe you don’t know the name of the suit, but you’ve definitely heard about it. Woman buys coffee, coffee spills on lap, woman sues for millions. She should’ve held the cup upright, where’s her sense of personal responsibility, right? Wrong!
Demonstrating that your firm is trustworthy and credible can help boost your leads. But showing that you are a credible firm is more than posting any awards and recognitions on your site. Although accreditation can certainly help, there are other ways you will need to prove to potential claimants that your firm is one they can trust to win their claim. Here’s how:
At the start of the New Year, many states will see new changes to their laws that protect employees. While some of these laws are in response to the pandemic, law makers were still able to focus on passing legislation that addresses a variety of unrelated issues as well. Of the states enacting new protections, three of note are Colorado, Maryland and Minnesota.
Making the decision to expand your firm is exciting, but knowing what to add is not an easy decision. Here are a few ways to approach that choice:
Create Lifetime Clients
One way to expand is to see what aligns most closely with your current offerings. This can be done by thinking about your current client base. When a client comes to you, is there an additional area of law that they might need help with?
It’s practically mid-December and the Season of Giving is finally upon us! And what’s arguably the best part of Holiday Season, you ask? Holiday movies, of course! And the best part about these childhood & family classics is that they can still teach you invaluable life lessons—lessons which also can be applied to your legal practice and offer ways of coping with the current state of the world as a business owner.
Teamwork is Key
It’s no secret that the key to any successful sports team is working together. Teams need a number of players operating in many different roles, and a law firm is no different. Working together is crucial for all organizations at all times, and that necessity increases when a portion (or the entirety) of your staff is working remotely.
Google Ads is one of the biggest sources of leads for attorneys and legal marketers today. With more than 90% of the search engine market share worldwide, lawyers from any area of law can find new clients though Google. What’s trickier is finding the right consumers online. Because more than 60,000 users search on Google every second every second, there’s a good chance your marketing budget will be wasted unless you target your ads to the consumers who are most in need of your legal services.
Attending a conference usually consists of presentations, training, workshops, and opportunities to network. With many conferences around the world recently going virtual, now is the perfect opportunity to attend an event you may never have been able to in the past. Even legal conferences like NOSSCR and NELA have moved to a virtual format. It is now more accessible than ever since all you need is an internet connection, and there is no longer the hassle of booking travel and lodging.