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Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Over the course of his 35-year career he was a solo practitioner, corporate lawyer, legal editor, Legal Aid staff attorney and insurance risk manager. Today he helps lawyers and firms put more mojo in their practice through marketing, work-life balance and reclaiming passion for what they do. He is available for consultations, retreats and presentations.

6 Winning Ways to Follow-Up With Prospects

Right now – as you’re reading this – you might be sitting on a motherlode of new business that’s just waiting to be reeled in. This goldmine consists of prospective clients who consulted with you but didn’t end up hiring you. How to convert them into paying clients? By following u… Read More

How “Weak Ties” Can Strengthen Your Practice

Building healthy relationships is important for your law practice – but it’s even more important for your Law Life. For practicing lawyers, work and home are inextricably linked. When one is lacking, the other suffers as well. But the key to keeping both areas thriving is the same: strong relation… Read More

23 Common Grammar Errors

If you’ve been at your firm for 12 months, are you celebrating your “first-year anniversary?” If you’re moving closer to a target, is it grammatically correct to say you’re “honing in” on it? And does your head “literally” explode when you try to remember … Read More

Lawyer Disciplined for Billing More Than 3,100 hours

Here’s some risk management advice: if you tell your firm you worked 3,173 billable hours and more than 700 nonbillable hours in a single year – including billing for depositions you didn’t attend – expect to receive some raised eyebrows. You might also expect to be reported to the Stat… Read More

14 Tips for Supercharging Your Workday

Don’t look now, but we’re entering the second quarter of 2020. I know, I know. It seems like the year just started, and here we are welcoming the first buds and blossoms of Spring. Time tends to slip away, especially in a profession that moves and changes as quickly as the law. That’s why it… Read More