Almost every law firm has issues with collections at one time or another. At the very least, most firms would benefit from making improvements to their collections processes. So let’s take a look at some different approaches to see what might pay off for your firm. … READ THE REST
Once again, Attorney at Work readers are the first to receive Robert Denney’s annual report on the trends affecting the legal profession, “What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession.” Which trends have staying power? What practice areas are poised for hotness? Here’s what Bob has to say. … READ THE FULL REPORT
Five+ Tech Tips
Minecraft Gameband? Apple Watch? Star Wars Battlefront PS4? The new IBM Watson Trends app uses tens of millions of online conversations to learn consumer shopping patterns, to help us all track, in real time, the hot toys and tech gifts this holiday season. Here at Attorney at Work, we’re tapping our dream team of legal technology experts and practice advisers for “early Black Friday 5″ shopping advice. Forget about advising everyone else — we want to know what’s on their holiday technology wish lists! … READ THE REST
Surviving the Throng
You aren’t the only lawyer who is an introvert. Susan Cain, a Wall Street lawyer and author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” is an introvert, too. In her book and her TED talk, she makes introversion look not only perfectly acceptable but appealing in some ways. This was good news to me because, although I may be a seemingly extroverted bestselling author, I’m also an introvert.
What Is introversion? A common misconception, particularly among extroverts, is that all introverts are shy and anti-social. But “shyness” and “introversion” are two very different things. … READ THE REST
The “Contact Us” page should be one of the most heavily trafficked pages of your law firm’s website — from both desktop and mobile devices. Yet this page is often overlooked, as most firms don’t fully utilize it. Instead, they simply display their address and phone number.
Why not bring the same thought and creativity displayed on the rest of your site to this page as well? … READ THE REST
Clio Partner Spotlight
Clio, the leading cloud-based legal practice management provider, has announced two major feature releases and eight new integration partners. These new product capabilities and integrations directly address the most commonly-cited challenges faced by law firms looking to simplify and grow their practice.
“Our vision is to not only assist law firms in their day-to-day practice management needs, but to significantly simplify their operations and help them grow their practice,” said Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of Clio. …