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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 | 4 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

Support Staff Makes Your Bacon

By | Dec.08.14 | 2 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 »


Managing

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 »


New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

By | Jul.24.14 | 7 Comments

Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, however, the line of argumentation has …Continue reading »


The Friday Five x2

The Five Clients You Meet In Hell

By | May.23.14 | 2 Comments

Mitch Albom, who has been regularly employed as a sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, has written songs for Warren Zevon and penned a few books, one of which is “The Five People You Meet in …Continue reading »


Legal Analytics: The Future of Intelligent Design

By | May.06.14 | 2 Comments

Baseball has always been a game of numbers. 715, 61, 1901, 511, 1.12 … those bare numbers carry added value when attached to significant historical accomplishments. Of course, it’s difficult to compare numbers across different eras, …Continue reading »


Managing

Back That Cache Up: Data Redundancy Is Essential for Law Firms

By | Mar.18.14 | No Comments

Nobody ever thinks a data loss is going to happen to them. But it can, and likely will, happen to you, if you practice long enough — and, sometimes, even if you don’t. Inside of the …Continue reading »


Managing

Magic Bullet Theory: The Social Media Problem

By | Jan.30.14 | 3 Comments

When stalking canonical monsters, you get to pack light. For the most part, there’s only the one item you’ll need to finish the job, assuming you can get close enough, and so long as you …Continue reading »