Posts Tagged 'law firm management'

Six Key Ingredients Of A Successful Small Firm

Posted by: Michael Bogdanow

When did Peter Gabriel become a trusted advisor to small law firms? Well, he may not have realized it, but when he sang, “Don’t give up, ’cause you have friends, don’t give up, you’re not the only one,” he was providing sage advice to small law firms, the first of the six ingredients of successful small firms.

(1) Tenacity. In long, hard fought cases, small firms need to employ a variety of methods to help them succeed, and perseverance is one of ...

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Five Keys To Maintaining A Healthy Work Environment In A Small Law Firm

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Most law firms are managed by attorneys who were educated to practice law but were never trained in management. We pick it up piecemeal, reading books and articles about it, learning from our predecessors, sharing thoughts and questions with other managing partners, etc. Having managed Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow for over ten years, I would like to share some of what I’ve learned about how to create and maintain a healthy work environment.

1) Communication: The ...

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Time Management: Are Seven Days A Week Enough?

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Michael Bogdanow, Managing Partner, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.

People often complain that seven days a week aren’t enough to get done what they need to do. It’s a good thing they don’t live in the Belgian Congo of the 1950’s. In Barbara Kingsolver’s wonderful novel “The Poisonwood Bible,” a missionary family in the Congo encountered a society built around a five day week. In 1929, the Soviet Union also tried a five day week. The point ...

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