With unemployment rates projected to reach all time highs in April, many U.S. employees are displaced due to the sudden halt of everyday business across the country. Passed by Congress in 1988, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is the preeminent piece of federal legislation that sets guidelines for how companies can legally layoff or otherwise reduce a significant portion of their workforce.
Congress enacted the FDCPA, or the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in 1978 as a way to regulate third party debt collection. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) are responsible for overseeing and enforcing the FDCPA. Each year, thousands of consumers file complaints alleging they’ve been the victim of unethical debt collection.
Any successful law firm relies on its employees to carry out firm objectives. Developing clearly defined goals, benchmarks for success, and what success looks like are important steps to eventually accomplishing these objectives.
Establishing goals is important, but laying out the road map to success is of equal importance. Here are some ways you can identify, establish, and track goals for your firm.
Marketing in 2018 evolved at a breakneck pace. Marketers in today’s world have more tools and mediums at their disposal than even before. While commercials, billboards, and other traditional mediums are still viable, companies are looking at unique ways to increase the number of consumers they get their message in front of every year.
As a law firm trying to gain name recognition in your community, there are a number of lessons that can be gleaned from some of today’s wildest marketing endeavors. Below are the three that standout.
While some individuals will be awaiting your office’s call, others might be slightly thrown off seeing “Law office” on their cell phone at 9:30 AM on a Monday morning. With robo-dials, spam text messages and emails at an all time high, there is a considerable amount of distrust from consumers when it comes to telephonic communication.
Summer is in full swing! You might be enjoying the season, but your law firm still needs to maintain a steady caseload in the heat of summer. With the kids out of school and summer vacation plans abound, you’ll undoubtedly have fewer staff in your office each week. Here are some tools and tips to help your law firm stay up and running.
Are you heading to Atlanta next week for the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) conference? Our team from eGenerationMarketing will be attending throughout the week and we cannot wait to see some of you there!
If you are looking for basic information on the conference, or trying to schedule some last minute plans while you’re in Atlanta, we’ve got you covered. We are not affiliated with NOSSCR.
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It’s a tradition to make a resolution on New Year’s Day. Many choose to try to lose weight, exercise more often, or be friendly to those around them. Have you ever considered making a resolution to improve your legal practice? January is a great time of the year to evaluate how you did in months prior and what can be improved upon. Here are three resolutions you may want to try at your law firm.
A law firm, like any other office, needs to be working towards a common goal. This goal is defined by management and ultimately carried out by each employee at the company.
Defining the goal is important, but rallying your troops to accomplish this goal can prove more elusive. Here are some important considerations and actions you can take to get the most out of your employees.
Where Do We Want to Go?
Each firm will likely have different objectives dependent on what their key metrics are for overall success.
2017 appears to be the most profitable year for Social Security disability attorneys and advocates in over five years. Beginning in 2016, the average Social Security fee rose above $3000. 2017 looks even better, with the average attorney fee above $3,100 every month for the first time ever.
Let’s look back at how much Social Security disability payments have increased for attorneys over the years, and how much additional income your firm could earn this year.
Using 2015 as a baseline…
2015 Q1 Fee Payments