Category Archives for Law Firms

Clio Legal Trends Report – answer your phone!

Week two and I am still discussing The Legal Trends Report by Clio. The second half of this report is fascinating. Especially as to how they went about researching what a client is looking for when seeking an attorney. Most people find an attorney by referralMost people seeking out an attorney do so by referral. […]

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Annual Clio 2019 Legal Trends Report has dropped

I spend a ton of time studying the industry that I work with.  That is the Legal Industry.  I listen to podcasts, watch webinars, and try to learn the pain points in my clients’ industry.   This report was fascinating!  A big thank you to Joshua Lenon, the lawyer in residence at Clio for a […]

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4 Law Firm KPI’s to Remain Competitive!

 You know what you have to do every day…it’s on the calendar. “Meet with this client”, “meet with that lender”, “train the new co-worker”, “plan with the interior designer”, and at the end of the day, “enter in company expenses” (hopefully you’ve got a dedicated bookkeeper for this by now, ahem…”cough cough”).    Aside from reviewing the […]

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Law Firm Accounting, Just One Piece of the Pie

I was pondering all the activity that’s been going on in the Facebook group I co-founded with Matthew Fulton called QB Community Live!, where we mentor other accountants, and I began to wonder…  What kind of community (if any), exist for our Attorneys and Law Firms for whom we serve? Accounting services are just one […]

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Trust Club: Trust Accounting the Check Method

Trust Accounting the check method is a method I see with established firms with the partners that have the accountant or bookkeeper write a check from the IOLTA or Trust Bank Account to be deposited into the Operating Account.  One check per client.  That can involve lots of checks each month at the billing cycle […]

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Trust Club: Fixing the Errors in Trust Accounting

Fight Club The first rule of Fight Club is You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is You do not talk about Fight Club. Trust Club The first rule about Trust Club the trust account bank balance must match the trust account liability. The second rule about Trust Club the […]

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Negative Cashflow Pro Bono No-No

​It rhymes AND it makes good sense! LOL!  Note:  Happy Labor Day weekend!  I am taking a pause from the series on how to work with your first attorney client this week.  That series will resume next week!     You’ve heard the term pro bono before and you know what it means… You’re workin’ […]

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Attorney Invoicing Workflow using LeanLaw

Attorney invoicing is the topic of this post, which is part three of a series on how to work with your first attorney-client, what you need to know.   In Part One, we jumped in at the very beginning talking about the terminology around working with law firms and attorneys.  Part two was all about […]

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Attorney Expenses and Advanced Client Costs

This post is part two of a blog series on how to work with your first attorney-client, what you need to know. Last week, we jumped in at the very beginning and discussed the terminology around working with law firms and attorneys. This week it is all about the law firm expenses, and specifically, this […]

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Working With Attorneys: Trust Accounting

Trust Accounting

This article is for the person who just picked up a brand new law firm client and has no clue where to start. Trust accounting can seem scary. Also, what is all this terminology???? Trust accounts, retainers, matters, advanced client costs, and an Iolta account? What does it all mean? Well, it is super important […]

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