2 Ways to Delegate Without Hiring Staff at Your Small Law Firm

Lawyers tend to glorify being busy. I mean, don’t lie. You hear these things ALL the time:

“I’ve been in back to back meetings since 9:00 am. I didn’t even have time to stop for lunch!”

“I’m on my fifth cup of coffee. I was at the office until 1:00 am last night.”

“I hope I can make it home before my kid’s bedtime tonight.”

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How to be better at Twitter

Sometimes my lawyer friends will give me a compliment about being good at Twitter. Ahhh, that’s sweet! <3

But the truth is, I put less than ten minutes a day into it. Maybe even less than five. And not even everyday all the time… I don’t even have all that many followers. I mean, by most objective criteria, I’m actually pretty shitty at Twitter, LOL.

So, I want to explain how you can be as good (or bad) at Twitter as I am. The thing is, most lawyers struggle with social media, so I guess I’m good at it compared to the masses! Ha!

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How I Created my Award-Winning Website

In February of 2017 I got a tweet in the middle of the night congratulating me on my firm’s website making the Lawyerist 10 Best Law Firm Websites of 2017. I was completely surprised and delighted.

Unlike a lot of law firm websites, I didn’t spend thousands and thousands of dollars, and I didn’t hire a company to do the whole thing from start to finish. That’s because I didn’t want a website like most other law firms’ sites. We all know what they look like – minimal graphics, one headshot for the attorney, and a whole lotta beige. I wanted a website that actually conveyed my personality and spoke directly to my ideal clients. So, that’s what I made.

Do you want to do the same? Read on to find out how I created my website.

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Starting your own law firm? Consider a paperless practice.

A fellow attorney in Minneapolis wrote to me at the beginning of 2018 to ask about making her work paperless. And, if any of you know me, it’s no surprise why she reached out – Birken Law has been paperless since its beginning, and I sometimes can’t stop myself from talking about the whole process. What can I say? – codes and apps and new tech options excite me! : )

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