Daily Dispatch


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 »

Nothing But The Ruth

Finding Your Law Firm’s Social Media Voice

By | Nov.11.15 | No Comments

Recently the lawyers in my new firm, Venjuris, decided to be more active on social media, particularly in blogging and on a Facebook page. The partners are looking to me for guidance on how to …Continue reading »

Finish Your Sentences!

Stop ‘Rough-Drafting’ and Learn to Speak with Precision

By | Nov.10.15 | No Comments

When we speak, why do we so often fail to finish our sentences? Linguists must know the answer to this question, but I am at a loss. All I’m sure of is this: Lawyers find …Continue reading »


Enterprising Lawyer Victor Medina

By | Nov.09.15 | No Comments

It’s true, the business of practicing law is changing. And what it means to do a lawyer’s work is changing right along with it. From time to time at Attorney at Work, we tip our …Continue reading »

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Manage Life in the Sandwich

By | Nov.06.15 | No Comments

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s are living in the “sandwich,” not only working full-time and caring for their minor children but also caring for elderly parents. …Continue reading »

Technology on the Edge

Wearable Technology, 3D Printing and Litigation

By | Nov.05.15 | No Comments

Wearable technology is a popular topic these days now that the Apple Watch has been released. And like wearable technology, 3D printing is popping up more and more. But the question remains, are these two …Continue reading »

Easy Marketing?

Those Stupid Superlative Lawyer Lists

By | Nov.04.15 | 14 Comments

“I’m selling ego to lawyers, Ross. I’m going to make a fortune.” — Actual quote from a marketing friend before starting a vanity directory. Looking back, it turns out he miscalculated. It seems like he’s making closer to …Continue reading »

Ask the Experts

Marketing Goals for Associates?

By | Nov.03.15 | 1 Comment

Question: As a law firm associate, what should be my most important marketing and business development goals?   Tina Emerson: Your goals as an associate should be to learn as much as possible, perform great work for …Continue reading »

Hear the Bells

100 Percent Open Rate! Rethinking the Holiday Card

By | Nov.02.15 | No Comments

“Another end-of-year chore. What should we send out? Does anybody even care?” Those thoughts come to mind whenever it’s time to start thinking about sending a holiday card. It doesn’t have to be this way. What have …Continue reading »

Friday 5+ Tech Tips

Gotcha! Legal Tech Horror Stories from the Experts

By | Oct.30.15 | 1 Comment

What do lawyers fear most about technology? What should they fear? For this All Hallows’ Eve edition of Friday 5+ Tech Tips, we asked the practice management experts for their best — or is it worst? — …Continue reading »