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6 Top Tips for Law Firms Looking to Grow

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on May 03, 2016 12:58 PM

Growth is good. But how do you go about it? You could take in more clients, bring on higher-paying clients, or make more efficient use of the resources you already have.

To help you out, here are our top posts on growing your small or solo firm's profits, from the FindLaw archives.

1. Don't Just Grow Your Small Firm, Grow It Smart

Growth is good, right? After all, a growing firm brings more clients, more opportunities, and more money. But poorly managed growth can leave you overworked and overwhelmed. These principles can help you ensure that you're not just growing, but you're growing in a smart, successful way.

2. 5 Booming Practice Areas for Law Firms Looking to Grow

As the legal market picks up, not all practice areas are expanding equally. Here are five areas that legal staffing companies say are experiencing sustained hiring and growth -- just what a firm looking to expand needs.

3. The New Law Firm: Ditch Old Traditions to Grow a Business

The "Cravath" model of law firm is more than a century old. Increasingly, law firms are starting to adapt and change to a more modern style. Successful, modern firms are more focused, more collaborative, and less driven by internal competition.

4. Free Law Firm Growth Calculator Lets You Set Path for Success

Your goal is growth -- but what do you need to do to achieve that growth? This simple, interactive online calculator from FindLaw's Lawyer Marketing can help you set your goals and determine just what you need to accomplish in order to grow your bottom line.

5. Does Your Bonus Structure Comply With Ethics Rules?

Attorney bonuses are a major driver of firm growth -- the more clients you bring in, the more hours you bill, the more cash you see at the end of the year. But a decision out of Texas raises the prospect that some bonus structures could be in violation of attorney ethics rules.

6. 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Paralegals Are Paying Off

Growth doesn't just come from attorneys. Using your support staff more effectively and efficiently can also help increase your profits. Here are five strategies to help you get the most out of your paralegals.

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