RJH Consulting profile on Linkedin among the top 5% most viewed in 2012

We were happy to be informed that our profile on linkedin was among the top 5% viewed on Linkedin in 2012.

Paralegals are being replaced by technology

According to an article in the Associated Press, paralegals are being replaced by technology. To get and hold a job today, paralegals must be highly sophisticated and experienced. Those without technology knowledge and ability and who are not updated on the latest laws and procedures, and are not innovative and motivated are at the highest risk. We would be interested in knowing the experience of small…

Pink slipping partners who don’t produce

A recent Wall Street Journal article indicated that in view of today’s lackluster demand for legal services, some firms are handing out pink slips to partners who don’t produce. We are wondering what has been the experience of small law firms. Are you taking a harder look at the contributions of the members of your firms? Have you considered dismissing or demoting lawyers who don’t produce?

Compensation of attorneys

Bob and Jan Henderson have recently been designing compensation formulas for partners and associates that reward their contributions to over-all firm profitability, rather than simply rewarding hours billed or other measures that don’t necessarily contribute to firm profitability

The Harm of email

I strongly advise all of my clients never to say anything in an email that they would not say directly to the person’s face. I have observed countless examples of nasty, insulting emails sent by one person to the occupant of the very next office, when they could easily have gotten up and gone to the next office to communicate their thoughts in person. Almost invariably, they would not have said the…