Legal Andrew is a personal blog authored by Andrew Flusche, an attorney licensed by the Virginia State Bar. He currently works as the Staff Attorney for American Life League, located in Stafford, Virginia. Andrew’s intent is to post a few tips a week pertaining to law school, internships, and legal careers.
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On Tuesday a colleague asked if I’d read a free guide published by an outfit called “Attorney Sync”. They do lawyer web marketing. I was curious what they had to offer, so I checked out the guide she mentioned:...
One question that comes up a lot for attorneys is: What to put in the client fee agreement? I’ve worked hard to make mine simple, not intimidating, and in plain English. I know it doesn’t cover every imaginable possibility, but it’s worked great so far in my practice. It has...
These sales guys drive me batty. My assistant just answered the phone. She told me that a colleague was calling from the Canon Law Group to talk about DUIs. She gave me the guy’s name, which I can’t remember. I didn’t recognize the name or the firm, but I figured it was an...
Are you drowning in email? Join the club. Fortunately, I’ve come up with a system that helps me keep my inbox relatively under control. Some days are better than others, and I’m trying to keep improving. But here are my email thoughts. Everybody’s got a different method for this...
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Ruby Receptionists. These folks do a kick butt job of providing top notch front line customer service as your virtual receptionist. I recently found out that Ruby won several cool awards. First, they’re on the list of Portland Business...
Andrew’s Note: This is a guest post by a good friend of mine – and awesome link builder – Brandon Hopkins. When I meet with clients that need my link building services, one of the first things I ask is, “How would you measure success?” In other words, what will I need...
Most business owners know there’s value in face-to-face networking. But where do you start for successful business networking? Here’s a quick and dirty guide. Ideal client You have to start with some important questions: Who is your ideal client? What problem(s) do they face? What other...
This is a guest post by Sergei Lemberg, a consumer attorney. Many people aren’t surprised when a debt collector calls. After all, they know they owe an overdue debt. But what happens when you’re taken by surprise because you didn’t realize that you owe a debt or had forgotten that you owed...
I got a cake in the mail today. Life doesn’t get more awesome than that. It’s from my awesome virtual receptionist: Ruby. When I first signed up with Ruby, they sent me a cool mug. When I went back to them, I actually wondered if I’d get another mug. Seriously, the mugs are cool....
My law firm gets a couple dozen (or more!) phone calls every day. Last year I had a virtual receptionist service help me by answering the phones. I wrote about the service, Ruby Receptionists, two different times. I hired an in-office assistant last fall, and I stopped using Ruby. I thought me and...