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    Posted August 25, 2014 by
    Newport Beach, California

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    New Lawyers Need Training In Best Practices Other Than Ethics

    Steven Lehat Attorney Business Advocate says “Consider that a law practice should be based on best practices which would need to be a merger of two sets of goals.”

    One goal is built on the larger professional practices which are extremely noble and protective of the public. Lawyers get made fun of, there are all sorts of jokes about them, but the reality is that in the rules of professional conduct, lawyers are held to a standard that a member of the public could not even imagine.

    Goal two recognizes the attorneys need to be cognizant of those best practices that running a professional services firm would entail.

    That, in today's day and age, means that the lawyer would need to be familiar with the very concept that regular businesses know all about; things such as project management, CRM, sales, internet web-sites, social networking. The best way to make use of a given piece of equipment, what equipment to buy, and what equipment is going to be particularly cost effective from any particular set of clientele to give them the best product at the best price.

    In other words, the opportunity to merge the concept of law and ethics and to achieve a work product which is going to differentiate the attorney from his or her competitors is going to create a value. That value is going to be perceived where the so-called action of the attorney is going to exceed the promise of the attorney.

    All of these are on the goal that fit into a best practice law firm and will vary depending upon how many people are in the law firm, who the target clients are, what is the area of law.

    Ultimately these over-riding goals are going to dictate how the attorney is going to make ethics in business merge to create a client experience which builds the trusted adviser, long-term loyalty that the attorney ultimately will seek as their goal being successful with their clients.

    The bottom line is that an attorney who has set up and is running a best practices law office actually provides more benefit to their clients in the long-run and provides those benefits sooner in his practice than would an attorney who did not merge the two philosophies of Ethics and Best Practices.
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