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Holiday Technology Wish Lists

By | Nov.25.15 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »

Surviving the Throng

Four Pre-Holiday Networking Tips for Introverts

By | Nov.24.15 | No Comments

If you are an introvert, you aren’t the only lawyer who is. So is Susan Cain, a Wall Street lawyer and author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” …Continue reading »

Getting Found

Fix Your Website ‘Contact Us’ Page

By | Nov.23.15 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Lawyer’s Gift Guide: Time to Tech the Halls

By | Nov.20.15 | No Comments

It’s been more than a decade since I launched my annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers to provide ideas for friends and family rather than have them select yet another gift plastered with the scales of …Continue reading »

Communicate Clearly Online

How to Stop Writing Like a Lawyer

By | Nov.19.15 | 2 Comments

Of all the unexpected gifts from our respective law schools (debt, alcoholism), one of the worst may be a ghastly writing style that appeals only to law school professors and some judges. Don’t get me …Continue reading »


Choosing a Document Automation System

By | Nov.18.15 | No Comments

The secret’s out. Many legal documents, even quite complex ones, can be reliably drafted by intelligent software when it is supplied with appropriate inputs. Consumers and businesses have become accustomed to preparing their own documents with …Continue reading »


Status Check: How Much Money Will You Really Make This Year?

By | Nov.17.15 | 1 Comment

With the end of the year drawing near, who doesn’t wonder how much cash they’re going to clear — and what they can do to improve the number. Peggy Gruenke offers help in this classic …Continue reading »

Tidying Up

Hands-on Help for the Disorganized Desk

By | Nov.16.15 | No Comments

Judging by the 50-plus weeks “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has been on The New York Times best-seller list, Americans have a new fascination with getting organized. By my observation, lawyers as a class are …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Get Visible: Five Tips for Effective Legal Marketing

By | Nov.13.15 | No Comments

I’ve tried working harder, and I’ve tried working smarter. After years of both, it’s easy to tell which works better. Yet so many lawyers I know suffer from tunnel vision while performing work for clients, …Continue reading »


Dull Marketing Copy? How to Manage the Editing Process

By | Nov.12.15 | 1 Comment

Writing and editing marketing copy — for a brochure, proposal, website, whatever — can be a high-wire act. If there’s more than one lawyer in your practice, you know it’s true: Make editing a group …Continue reading »