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LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT EXPERT TO RELEASE NEW YOUTUBE SERIES
Ed Poll Uses Technology to Reach Out
VENICE, CA. February 4, 2009 – Nationally recognized law firm management expert Ed Poll, JD, MBA, CMC, announced today the launch of his brand new YouTube Channel, LawBizGuide. Beginning next Tuesday, February 10, a new video about important and challenging topics surrounding the business of law will premiere each week. Next Tuesday, for example, Poll will discuss lessons we can learn from the recent collapse of law firm giant Heller Ehrman.
“These new videos are an exciting new platform for me,” says Poll, “I hope this opportunity will allow me to broaden my audience so that I can provide insightful information to a whole new group of people.”
In addition to his new YouTube Channel, Poll has also started to use Twitter as a way to reach out to the cybersphere. “I must admit – so much exposure over the Internet is a bit scary, but I really think these media are important tools that will let me provide more value to more people,” he commented. You can follow Poll at twitter.com/lawbiz.
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Ed Poll, J.D., M.B.A., CMC, is a nationally recognized expert in law practice management. He helps attorneys and law firms increase their profitability consulting with them on issues of internal operations, business development, and financial matters. Poll brings his clients a solid background in both law and business. He has 25 years experience as a practicing attorney and has also served as CEO and COO for several manufacturing businesses. In 1990, he founded LawBiz® Management Company and is now focused on coaching, speaking, and training law firms.
Poll is the author of numerous publications that have become the definitive works in the legal field, including: Law Firm Fees & Compensation: Value and Growth Dynamics (LawBiz© Management Co. 2008), Attorney & Law Firm Guide to The Business of Law: Planning and Operating for Survival and Growth, 2nd ed. (American Bar Assoc. 2003); The Profitable Law Office Handbook: Attorney’s Guide to Successful Business Planning (LawBiz® Management Co. 1996); Secrets of the Business of Law®: Successful Practices for Increasing Your Profits! (LawBiz® Management Co. 1998)
Michael Brychel, Senior Legal Auditor at Stuart Maue, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, writes an interesting review of our newest publication, Law Firm Fees & Compensation: Value & Growth Dynamics.
He says, "For those who accept the premise that “law firms ARE businesses – get over it” this book will be an effective jump start to incorporating that perspective into useful practice."
CLEVELAND. April 28, 2008— National law practice management expert, Ed Poll J.D. M.B.A. CMC, starts a three-city tour through Ohio to deliver presentations on law firm profitability strategies sponsored by the Ohio Bar Association. Poll, the founder of LawBiz® Management Co., will present his program “Sound Strategies & Best Practices for Law Firms: Boot Camp for the Small Firm” to lawyers and firms from Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. The program is accredited for the state’s Continuing Legal Education program.
“We are very pleased to have Ed present to our members throughout the state,” says Fran Wellington, Director of the CLE Institute for the Ohio State Bar Association. “The presentation has been approved for CLE credit and will be very beneficial for attorneys in managerial roles and professional legal administrators.”
Poll will emphasize the importance of running a financially sound firm. His underlying themes for the groups will include creating a streamlined process to bill clients from billable hours with regular invoices, incorporating business management and marketing strategies in firm administration, and building a comprehensive recovery plan. He will also explain the value of cash flow management, calculating fiscal earnings, how and when to increase fees, as well as providing tips on forecasting for the future.
Poll’s presentation addresses the operations and practice development issues that lawyers are not formally trained to perform. As a former practicing attorney and CEO in the manufacturing industry, Poll understands that the business strategies that make companies profitable are fundamentally the same for law firms. He believes that for some lawyers there is a disconnect between focusing on the output of a firm, in terms of handling case loads and briefs, and crafting a business plan that includes a formal billing process and marketing strategy.
“It’s a great opportunity to be invited to present this program to a wide selection of lawyers throughout the state,” says Poll, who just released his newest book Law Firm Fees & Compensation: Value & Growth Dynamics (LawBiz® Management, Co., 2008). “I develop my presentations with lawyers in mind, so that they can bridge the gap between law and business and implement policies that will have a lasting effect.”
For more information on Ed and LawBiz® Management Co., please visit www.LawBiz.com or for his blog www.LawBizBlog.com. To contact Ed, call or email T.K. Hall at 617-717-8294 or TK@IctusInitiative.com.
About Ed Poll
Ed Poll, J.D., M.B.A., CMC, is a nationally-recognized expert in law practice management. He helps attorneys and law firms increase their profitability, consulting with them on issues of internal operations, business development, and financial matters. Ed brings his clients a solid background in both law and business. He has 25 years experience as a practicing attorney and has also served as CEO and COO for several manufacturing businesses. In 1990 he founded LawBiz® Management Company and is now focused on coaching, speaking, and training law firms.
Ed is the author of numerous publications that have become the definitive works in the field and has just released his newest book Law Firm Fees & Compensation: Value & Growth Dynamics (LawBiz® Management, Co., 2008). He is also a columnist for the Association of Legal Administrators and contributes the “LawBiz® Coach’s Corner” to Lawyers Weekly.
West LegalEdcenter announces a special page for LawBiz® Podcasts:
LawBiz® Management Company works with lawyers to increase their profits and their effectiveness in the way they practice law. Ed Poll, the principal of LawBiz® Management, is a nationally recognized coach, law firm management consultant, and author. Ed has written several books and audiotapes on running a profitable law practice, and is also a syndicated columnist and frequent contributor to legal publications including: Lawyers’ Weekly, California Lawyer, The Practical Lawyer, Legal Management and other publications.
See the press release concerning our Boot Camp for Law Firm Profitability, given in Boston, MA for the benefit of Lawyers Weekly and the Social Law Library ( a very unique library in the John Adams Courthouse).
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LAWBIZ® EXPERT RENEWED AS PROVIDER FOR LEGAL EDUCATION
Ed Poll Was Renewed as an Approved Provider of Education for California Lawyers
Venice, Calif. September 13, 2007 – California-based law practice management expert and lawyer Edward Poll was once again approved as a provider of education for lawyers licensed by the State of California for the term of September 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010.
December 27, 2005
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Legal Fees: Increasing Fees in 2006
Lawyers have experienced a 5% to 10% increase in revenue during 2005, according to several recent studies. Much of this growth, says Edward Poll, a nationally recognized law firm management consultant and coach to lawyers, has come from increasing hourly rates or acquiring lateral partners rather than by attracting new clients. (more…)