What is a Business-like Law Firm?


As regular readers know, I registered the phrase "The Business of Law®" nearly two decades ago because so few lawyers and law firms cared about the concept. The Great Recession has done much to change that, but there are still lawyers who contend that getting business issues right distracts them from their real purpose in life, serving clients.

The reality is that running a law firm in a businesslike way improves the professionalism of the practice of law. The purpose is not simply to get more money for the lawyer; it also benefits the client by approaching client service more efficiently, avoiding the service lapses that often result in malpractice charges. The dos and don'ts for businesslike law firm conduct are mirror images of each other. Here are half a dozen of the most important ones.

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