Author Archives: Bill Lipner

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Legal Administrator Daily

Vol. 9, No. 158

BOL: Better Writing

Legal Administrator Daily

Vol. 9, No. 157

BOL: Better Writing

I believe that good writing is a lost art, attacked relentlessly by habits formed by texting, and before texting, simple laziness – because good writing takes planning and thoughtfulness.

Thanks to Gerald Lebovits writing at the NYSBA for this series (Part I and Part II) of articles that offer a thorough discussion of better writing. What a great time to pick up a copy of the Strunk and White for some light reading during your spare time..

Human Factor: Video Fatigue

Legal Administrator Daily

Vol. 9, No. 157

  • Human Factor: Video Fatigue With the pivot to WFH, a new phenomenon has been detected which is generically called video fatigue… This article offers several suggestions about how to abate video fatigue , and will almost certainly improve any series of meetings you are conducting..


  • BOL: Parsing the Recent Executive Orders

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 157

    BOL: Parsing the Recent Executive Orders

    Thanks to the Tax Girl for this article parsing the recent executive orders issued by President Trump..

    BOL: Pricing

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 156

    BOL: Pricing Clio has a tremendous opportunity to mine various data across a very large collection of law firm customers. I’m always heartened to see this opportunity used to the benefit of its clients and others… in this example, important data about pricing.

    How to price your services is a crucible of business success. To low and you cannot sustain the business. Too high and you cannot attract clients. Somewhere in the middle is a price that meets both requirements – and that delivers value to your client. This article looks at the results of a Clio pricing study that delivers some important benchmarks..

    BOL: Fear of WorkFromHome

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 156

  • BOL: Fear of Work-From-Home In March, we were forced into the grand experiment (distributed workforce working at home) with much trepidation about cohesion and team spirit, productivity, and information security … to name 3. This article discusses these 3 concerns and how they’ve netted out in practice..


  • BOL: Law Firm Financial Reporting

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 156

    BOL: Law Firm Financial Reporting

    You can’t manage what you don’t measure… you heard it here first. And with measuring – comes reporting – in this case financial reporting. Understanding what your reports (P/L, Balance Sheet, WIP, A/R, A/P..) are telling you can reveal hidden secrets about your firm’s financial performance. This promotional article is an excellent discussion of 6 essential reports to use to monitor the financial health of your firm…

    BOL: Communication: Ying and Yang

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 154

    BOL: Communication – Ying and Yang

    This is an interesting discussion of the ying and yang of face-to-face communication and the desire (or lack thereof) to return to the office. The article points out that – as the pandemic drags on – fewer folks desire to return to the office full-time. But the need for face-to-face communication remains. Is the answer Zoom? Phone check-ins (more privacy)? … this article will have you mulling over your options.

    BOL: ReOpening Risk Management

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 150

    BOL: Re-Opening Risk Management As we contemplate re-opening firms, we are busy evaluating risks and discussing mitigation. There is an abundance of advice on both and to wit.. this article offers a risk management ‘check-list’ (a list of things to consider really).. which you may wish to compare to your own RM checklist.

    BOL: Take a Break

    Legal Administrator Daily

    Vol. 9, No. 146

    BOL: Take a Break

    This article suggests that managing partners may be experiencing leader fatigue.. and that perhaps its time for a break. I would suggest that the notion of ‘leader fatigue’ extends to every manager at your firm. Besides getting the work done, there is a weighty sense of responsibility for motivating your team, assuring excellent outcomes, reducing risks.. and a long list of other tasks related to keeping the wheels on the wagon.

    Taking a break is essential to beating leader fatigue, and is a key to sustaining high levels of performance. Give yourself permission to take a break. We’re in a race, not a sprint.

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