Latest from Lawyer Meltdown

Do your clients balk at your fees? Do you have to chase them down to pay your bills, only to have them argue about the charges?

This is the first in a series of posts and videos about how to talk to your clients about fees. We’re starting with the initial consultation. Watch the video

What do you do if a client questions your bill?

Nobody likes it when a client questions their bill. It doesn’t feel good. It’s easy to get defensive and to feel as if the client is questioning your integrity. Don’t fall into that trap. Watch the video below, or scroll down to read on and

Are you a procrastinator? Do you have some items that just sit on your to-do list forever and you just never get around to them?

Yesterday I was doing a presentation on productivity and one of the attendees said to me, “What do I do when I have tasks that I procrastinate on because I have anxiety about them, I’m concerned that I won’t be able to do them well, or they’re just tasks that I hate doing or tasks that I find boring?” 

I have a couple of strategies that might help you if you’re in any of these situations, and I’m sure all three of these are familiar probably to all

How well do you manage your clients’ anxiety?

Let’s face it, most of the time clients don’t come to see a lawyer when everything is great in their world. Usually, clients go to a lawyer when they’re in trouble, they’re facing some kind of problem, or they are facing challenging life circumstances. Even if a

Are you a control freak? Are you overwhelmed with work because you think you are the only one who can do everything, and do it right?

As lawyers, we are perfectionists – we’re over-achievers, so if this sounds like you, you’re not alone. But you’re doing yourself, your staff, and your clients a disservice. And