The start of each year introduces the possibility of the SSA implementing drastic changes that citizens and pundits alike fear will one day be inevitable. Fortunately, based on the annual Fact Sheet released by the SSA, 2016 will not be one of those years. Nevertheless, Social Security attorneys and advocates should be aware of important changes that can affect both your clients and your bottom line in 2016.
An often-overlooked detail, email signatures have a larger impact on your reputation than you may think. A great email signature provides recipients with an easy way to contact you, leaves a positive impression, and markets your firm.
If you are an attorney or advocate who represents claimants before the Social Security Administration, you are probably well aware of how claimants’ ages affect your chances of winning cases. Recent trends in ODAR approval rates have reflected the SSA’s increasing vigilance in restricting benefits to younger claimants.
If your law firm has its own website, you have surely spent hours creating and adding content. From blurbs about attorneys working for your firm to directions to your office, content is vitally important for any firm’s website. But how often do you update your content? Are you consistently adding new content? If you built your website in one day and left it be, you may be missing out on new clients. Updating your content is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful website.
More clients will find your website if you update your content.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means love in the air. You may be truly smitten with your current lead provider. But are you sure that your lead provider is the one? Does your lead provider sometimes leave you angry, upset, and confused? Let’s take a look at some of the most important things a lead provider should do for your firm.
Is your lead provider always there for you?
Law firms large and small and across all practice areas have one thing in common: the difficult task of managing leads, cases, clients and staff. Asking yourself these three simple questions may reveal some of your legal practice’s underlying inefficiencies – all of which you can target with a case management software or client management system.
Personal Injury is one of the most competitive areas of law for clients.
The high ceiling of potential payouts, especially when facing a corporation, entices attorneys to try and retain as many Personal Injury cases as possible. However, the intense competition for ad space, community awareness, and referral sources makes it extremely difficult to stand out from another firm down the road. Here are a few tips to help you get ahead.
What is a Landing page, how can they help your business and how can you build a successful one?
In marketing parlance a landing page is a standalone page on your website with a specific attorney marketing goal. A landing page can be a shopping cart, newsletter sign up form or marking inquiry. Usually a landing page will have external links pointing to it, a call to action and a thank you page behind it. They are windmills harnessing the gale force of visitor traffic and converting it to revenue for your business.
Whether you practice Bankruptcy, FDCPA Violations, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, or Workers' Compensation, the start of a new year is a great time to reflect on the state of your law practice and to formulate a strategy for the upcoming year. Putting your goals on paper can be an effective way to stick to a plan and to hold yourself accountable.
As the holidays quickly approach us, we all get distracted with hot chocolate, snowmen, and twinkling lights on our minds. Historically, we’ve found there to be less legal lead traffic coming in, and as a result, you will likely have more downtime at the office. Therefore, it’s important to take advantage of that downtime by organizing your incoming case leads and existing clients within eLuminate, our web based client management system.