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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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Phoning It In: Why I Won’t Have a Smartphone

By | Oct.27.14 | 10 Comments

Since I require a public confessional, I’ll just have out with it: I have developed a slight obsession with “Mad Men,” which is right in the medias res of its final season on AMC. I …Continue reading »

Product Review

Cloud and Clear: Abacus Pivots

By | Sep.10.14 | 1 Comment

It is the nature of an abacus to shift — beads making time, marking off distance and space. An experienced abacist knows the score. Still, you’ve gotta have the stones to make the big moves. In 2014, …Continue reading »