Brooke Lively is the founder and CEO of Cathedral Capital. Brooke specializes in helping entrepreneurs turn their companies into...
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Do you know how many billable hours you can devote to a new case? Or whether you need to add another attorney to your firm? Can you afford to take time off from your practice, and if so, how much? If you’re one of the lawyers who is kept up at night with worries about your firm’s finances, you are not alone. Financial consultant Brooke Lively says that law school does not prepare most people for the business side of the practice of law. Through her work with attorneys and firms, she’s identified six key numbers that can tell the health of a law practice and identify what next steps a firm needs to take. They are compiled in her book From Panic to Profit: How 6 Key Numbers Can Make a 6 Figure Difference in Your Law Firm, and she walks the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles through all six.
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