All posts by Sarah Schaaf, CEO Headnote

Reformed attorney, current Founder & CEO at Headnote, passionate member of legal and entrepreneurial communities, proud wife and mother.

Enhance Your Online Presence by Creating a Memorable First Impression with a Well-Designed Website

Getting clients is important right? Here at Headnote we don't just want to help you manage the clients you're already working with, we want to help you every step of the way from new client engagement to getting paid for a case won and job well done. But it starts with finding the clients, and ...

Save time and appeal to more clients by offering a secure online payment option

Ask yourself this: How often do you pay for goods and services using a credit card versus writing out a check, stuffing it in an envelope, licking a stamp, and dropping it in the mail?  It’s likely safe to assume that, like most other consumers, the bulk of your transactions are digital. Your clients are ...

How to Keep Non-Billable Activities from Affecting Your Law Firm’s Productivity

There’s probably a better way to be managing your small law firm or solo legal practice. Trust us, we’ve lost a lot of productivity performing manual non-billable tasks like hunting down invoices, following up on late payments, re-creating time sheets, searching for correspondence records, and all the other tasks that, while crucial to managing a ...

Surefire Ideas to Reignite Your Law Firm Marketing

Considering ways to build out marketing materials or a digital strategy for your practice?  From incorporating social media hashtags (#objectoften) to updating your business card with something unique and personal, our list of law firm marketing ideas will help boost your audience and engagement--no matter your practice area or firm size.

Value Your Time. Make Law Firm Billing Easier With These 5 Best Practices

You didn’t go to law school and become a lawyer to pursue the thrilling pleasure of legal billing, right? No. It is, however, a reality of managing a small law firm—one that is taking a lot of time away from billable hours and can introduce risk if done inaccurately. But following some road tested guidelines ...

How To Get Paid Faster & Avoid Billing Disputes With Clients

One of the most common sources of client disputes for lawyers is around invoicing for time. “You’re charging me how much?!” “But, what were you actually doing during that time??” “I don’t remember all these charges!” Every lawyer would prefer to avoid client disputes. But unlike other types of client disputes (“But, I deserve a ...

Are admin tasks impeding your revenue growth?

If you’re like most lawyers practicing independently or in small firms, you’re probably doing so without a dedicated administrative professional at your disposal. Do you have an accurate estimate of how much of your time is spent performing administrative tasks to manage your small law firm or solo practice? How does that stack up against ...

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Why small law firms should offer online payment to clients

Ask yourself this: How often do you pay for goods and services using a credit card versus writing out a check, stuffing it in an envelope, licking a stamp, and dropping it in the mail?  It’s likely safe to assume that, like most other consumers, the bulk of your transactions are digital. Your clients are ...

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14 Law Firm Marketing Ideas That Work

Considering ways to build out marketing materials or a digital strategy for your practice?  From incorporating social media hashtags (#objectoften) to updating your business card with something unique and personal, our list of law firm marketing ideas will help boost your audience and engagement--no matter your practice area or firm size.