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Better Client Retention Through Better Lawyer-Client Relationships

Better Client Retention Through Better Lawyer-Client Relationships, Part 1 You may be shocked to learn that lawyers routinely rate their own performance higher than do their clients. And this isn’t just true of the biggest egos at the biggest law firms. From the data available, this tendency to think a bit too highly of ourselves appears to be a profession-wide affliction. While it may be rather funny, it may [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Legal Natters|

How to write your law blog content for robots

When you write your law blog, you expect human readers. But you may overlook that non-humans also read your blog posts. Bots, those search engine creepy crawlies that spend every nanosecond indexing content, need to be considered if prospective human clients, presumably your target market, are ever going to see your blog posts. Because there is a lot of content out there, bots (or spiders, crawlers, or robots) can’t index [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Legal Natters|

How to market your Practice Area with a Landing Page

So what is a landing page and why would your practice area ever consider one when your firm has a snazzy website? After all, your practice area is mentioned, right? But that is the very issue; your information blends in with all the other site information and probably can’t stand out. The firm website has numerous pages and covers a lot of territory. It has a menu that bounces visitors [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Legal Natters|

How to keep Millenials from escaping your law firm

The future of law firms depends, whether you like it or not, on Millennials. The lawyers in your firm born after 1982 tend to have a unique vision of a professionally rewarding workplace that law firms need to appreciate in order to retain talent. And should your traditional firm be working under the illusion that the young hires will learn to behave, think again. Research shows that they’ll just walk. [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Legal Natters|

CPD special – 1 week only

We have been in the business of both law and CPD for a few years now and we are always trying to make the end of year CPD ‘hurdle’ as low as possible. The reality is that very often the CPD events that are high on your priority list have been completed early in the CPD year at the annual conference or when when there has been significant developments in [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|Special|

CPD Interactive Promotional Offer

As lawyers ourselves here at CPD Interactive, we know how getting that hour of Ethics training in before the end of the CPD year can be a little tricky. It’s hard to compete with client needs as the workload momentum starts to build in March. To give lawyers a head start and to give those who have never ventured into online learning a chance to try one of our courses, [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Special|

Lawyers versus plain language

Lawyers versus plain language – the case for the defence Fellow lawyers, how do you plead to the following charges? That you: - recently used the terms “aforementioned’, ‘above named’ or ‘herewith’ when writing to a client? opened a sentence with the term “prima facie” outside your evening Latin class? advised your client about the “quantum” of their claim? told a client that the nasty substance leaking into their back [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|Legal Natters|

New course: Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court

Stephen Linden, a specialist in taxation law and tax dispute resolution.  In this course, Preparing for tax litigation in the Federal Court, Stephen shares insight and offers a practical guide to preparing for taxation litigation in the Federal Court.  The course includes information on why choose the Federal Court over the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, what rights of appeal are available, when to file an appeal, what is the burden of proof and some examples. [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|New Course|

They also have a law degree: Kerry Greenwood

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Australian author, Kerry Greenwood.   Kerry Greenwood was born and raised in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. When she was 14, some of her classmates stole a car and were subsequently charged by police. The parents of the children couldn’t afford to hire [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|Legal Natters|

They also have a law degree: Federico Garcia Lorca

In his occasional column for CPD Interactive, Melbourne writer PAUL BATEMAN profiles just some of the many writers and artists who also have a law degree – including Spanish playwright and poet, Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936). There is in every year of every law class the one student who could do anything: the passionate polymath with a flair for any intellectual pursuit; the intense individual with a restless mind and [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|Legal Natters|