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Managing

The Long Nine: Essential Software for the Modern Law Practice

By | Feb.02.16 | 10 Comments

You know when formerly avant-garde concepts begin to worm their way into the lawyers’ ethics canon, that it’s finally time to pay attention. So it is that technology has been awarded its moment, as the …Continue reading »


Managing

Fork in the Road: Do You Take the Job, or Stay Solo?

By | Oct.13.15 | 1 Comment

Imagine the following scenario: You’ve got a nice little Saturday going: You didn’t get the job you wanted coming out of law school, but you’ve been running your own solo law practice for a few …Continue reading »


Managing Product Review

A TechHit One-Two Punch: SimplyFile and MessageSave

By | Aug.26.15 | No Comments

One does not simply file messages in email … oh, wait. One does? Does one? The actual name of the application is SimplyFile? Alrighty, then. How TechHit Advances Your Outlook TechHit is a San Francisco company that builds applications …Continue reading »


Easy as 1-2-3

5 Ways Support Staff Are Instrumental to Your Practice

By | Jul.23.15 | No Comments

For every attorney-paralegal relationship that is built on a foundation of mutual respect and admiration, there are several razed under constant consternation, engendered by a sense of entitlement on the lawyer’s part. For every long-standing …Continue reading »


Managing

Dressed Down: What Does Being ‘Professional’ Really Mean?

By | Jul.09.15 | 4 Comments

It’s something you hear when you’re starting your career (and something you’ll hear constantly, throughout your career, if you’re a nonconformist): “You have to be more professional.” Of course, that begs the question, just how …Continue reading »


Online Marketing

Crushin’ It: 10 Social Media Misconceptions, Revised

By | May.18.15 | 5 Comments

Let’s run down some common misconceptions about social media, and rotate the conversation. Misconception 1: “Oh No, My Privacy!” Revision: Connect Widely Now, in case you hadn’t heard, this is social media. If you’re using it to market …Continue reading »


Managing

Fly Like an Eagle: Manage Your Law Firm Like Frey and Henley

By | Apr.21.15 | 6 Comments

The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” is the third best-selling album of all time. The Eagles also kind of suck. Don’t believe me? Listen to “Disco …Continue reading »


Managing

Future Perfect: Staged Business Planning for Law Firms

By | Mar.05.15 | No Comments

This is probably wishful thinking, but wouldn’t it be nice if every solo practitioner and small law firm had a business plan? I mean, mostly nice for them. Probably not for their competitors … or for …Continue reading »


Managing

Target Practice: Writing for Marketing

By | Jan.21.15 | 5 Comments

Ask any parent of a small child, and they’ll tell you: Caillou is a whiny little puke. On the scale of fears for parents, seeing that a “Caillou” episode is coming on the television, and …Continue reading »


Managing

Ways Support Staff Makes Your Bacon

By | Dec.08.14 | 7 Comments

My wife is about a million times smarter than I am. (No … 100 billion.) For my money, that’s the recipe for a successful marriage. I’m a lawyer; she’s a legal assistant. We don’t work together, though — because that would …Continue reading »