Author(s): Toby Brown, Michael Roster, Jack Bostelman, Chris Boyd, Jim Hassett, Wendy Chang, Timothy B. Corcoran, Anthony Davis, Keith Maziarek, David J. Parnell, James G. Perkins, Steven Petrie, Mark Voigtmann, Tom Snavely, Vanessa Savoie
Publication date: Nov 2016
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Many law firms today are far too focused on increasing market share; they should be paying attention to what makes them a more profitable business. Market share doesn’t matter much if you’re not profitable, and firms cannot simply grow their way to prosperity by undercutting the competition. Instead, firms must focus on value creation and increasing clients’ willingness to pay for their services. The question should be: “What can your firm do better, or more efficiently, and more profitably than anyone else?”
The Mechanics of Law Firm Profitability: People, Process, and Technology examines why a focus on profitability and metrics is reshaping law firm operations and matter management; how to define the bottom line and to distinguish between “good” revenue and “bad”; and how to change the dialogue from “hours and revenue” to “revenue and profit”, while changing the mindset from increasing market share to simply running a profitable business.
The Mechanics of Law Firm Profitability: People, Process, and Technology provides practical and proven tips for all law firm leader on adjusting current processes and identifying opportunities for future profitability within their firms.