Daily Dispatch


Three Wee Things to Do Before Ending the Meeting

By | May.05.16 | 0 Comments


There’s always someone in the crowd who insists “this meeting is a waste of time and money!” And another who puts pen to paper to add up hourly rates before pronouncing just how much money is actually being wasted (never considering how much money is wasted by that silly exercise).

It’s true, a lot of good time and money are wasted by meetings that pretend actual work is being done when, of course, no such thing occurs. On the other hand, in certain circumstances, a good face-to-face meeting can resolve a lot of miscommunication and quickly set up your group to make things happen in a way no multi-player email circus ever will.Read The Rest

Shape the Law Unconference

Women Lawyers Create Their Own Agenda

By | May.04.16 | 0 Comments

Shape the Law Unconference

Last Friday, dozens of women gathered at the San Francisco offices of Seyfarth Shaw for the first Shape the Law unconference. No, no. You didn’t misread, and that isn’t a typo. Popular in the technology world, an unconference transfers control of the proceedings from conference organizer to attendees. There is no set agenda when you arrive; you contribute to its creation. It may sound strange, perhaps chaotic, as it’s easy to picture a lecture hall with everyone shouting ideas as one or two people squiggle unintelligibly on blackboards.

The Shape the Law organizers — Laura Maechtlen, Mary Redzic, Alexandra Devendra and Jeena Cho — did their homework to avoid such calamity, and the result was an afternoon of discussion, connection and community.Read The Rest

Marketing Gold in Your Data

Three Simple Steps to Smarter Advertising Decisions

By | May.03.16 | 0 Comments

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Information sitting in your law firm’s case management software can help you make better-informed marketing decisions — including where and when to advertise. Most firms have the information they need. It’s just a matter of making a priority of getting at it, and actually following through. Here are three steps you can take to fine-tune your marketing with a little basic data.Read The Rest

Product Spotlight

LEAP – One System to Manage Your Solo and Small Law Firm

By | May.02.16 | 0 Comments

Leap Practice Management

LEAP can increase law office billing by as much as 30 percent because the system facilitates capturing every service provided to the client  — and that makes the investment well worth the money. Focused on Serving Small Law Firms LEAP is a cloud-based law office management software supplier with…Read The Rest

Product Spotlight

Revolutionize Your Small Law Firm with Smokeball Activity Intelligence

By | Apr.25.16 | 0 Comments

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How do you know if you’re really busy or just doing busywork? Becoming more productive and profitable is next to impossible if you don’t understand how your team is truly spending its time and allocating its energy. Your law firm needs real, actionable data and business intelligence to make…Read The Rest

Spotlight Q&A

Shape the Law: Why an ‘Unconference’?

By | Apr.15.16 | 0 Comments


The inaugural Shape the Law Unconference will take place April 29, 2016, in San Francisco, focused on “Wellness, Wealth and Wisdom.” Attorney at Work is proud to support the new event as a media sponsor. We asked Jeena Cho, one of the four enterprising Shape the Law founders, to fill us in. First, what is an “Unconference”? Read The Rest