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Texting Pitfalls – High Risks in Casual Communication

by Duane Crone | January 10th, 2018

The “Quick Question” Trap in a Text If your clients have your cell phone number, you can rest assured that they will text you questions now and then…or constantly, depending on the client. These days, people are simply accustomed to the speed and convenience of instant communication. It seems so much less formal and, let’s […]


Retool Your Law Practice for Success in 2018

by Duane Crone | December 19th, 2017

Rational Marketing for Irrational People   Winning Client’s Hearts and Minds…but Mostly Hearts In our previous post, I told you about my rule of thirds: in a solo or very small firm, you wear all the hats. You have to practice law, AND do firm administrative tasks, AND you must do the marketing. Failure to […]


Rule of Thirds for Solo Startup Success

by Duane Crone | November 14th, 2017

Take one solo practitioner…Divide into three parts… More and more attorneys are starting up solo practices these days. Those that have started in the last 36 months are in a crucial stage of development…or failure. That’s why I decided it was time once again to go over the “rule of thirds” for solo practitioners. The […]


Retirement Risks: Future Proof Your Plan

by Duane Crone | October 21st, 2017

Retirement: Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail Planning your retirement anytime in the next 5 years? Ask that question in a room of older attorneys from smaller firms and you will get a few hands bravely stuck upward. The lion’s share can’t really say, though, because they don’t really know. If pressed for an answer, […]


A Nice Defense

by Duane Crone | October 12th, 2017

Be Nice or Beware: There’s one simple step you can take today (and every day) if you want to reduce risk in your law practice: be nice. Admittedly, that can be easier said than done; the private practice of law is an adversarial endeavor by nature. Arguing aggressively and frequently is endemic to the profession. […]