Daily Dispatch


The Friday Five

Conventional Wisdom Be Damned!

By | Mar.13.15 | No Comments

This Friday, let’s clear the decks and lay down some fresh thinking. You know, the kind that changes up the way you do things, results in better service to your clients, makes people in the …Continue reading »


Technology Tips

Productivity vs. Security: Getting Document Collaboration Right

By | Mar.12.15 | 1 Comment

Collaboration is more mobile than ever, and as the IT director at an international law firm, I’ve seen firsthand its impact on the organization. It’s not always positive. People tend to opt for file-sharing applications …Continue reading »


Decision-Making Skills

Are You a Good Chooser?

By | Mar.11.15 | 2 Comments

Think back through a couple of recent decisions you’ve made or helped make, whether at work or in personal life. Did they turn out well? Was that because you did a good job of choosing? …Continue reading »


Are You Really Insured?

Protect Your Law Firm from Loss Exposure

By | Mar.10.15 | No Comments

Pat yourself on the back. You bought legal malpractice insurance, known as Errors and Omissions coverage, to protect yourself and your clients. So, your firm, your clients, you and your family are secure, now, right? Not …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Is Paternity Leave for Lawyers an Oxymoron?

By | Mar.09.15 | No Comments

Recently I attended the Dad 2.0 Summit, a conference for men who blog about fatherhood. I didn’t realize there was such a strong community among dad bloggers. They are active parents and exceptionally genuine about …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Revive Your LinkedIn Profile

By | Mar.06.15 | No Comments

If you’ve been away from LinkedIn for a while, or have just changed jobs or focus, it might be time to check out the social networking site’s new features and update your profile. Why focus on …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 »


Social Media Marketing

Law Firm Leaders on Twitter: Pros and Cons

By | Mar.04.15 | No Comments

Leading a law firm is often compared to being the chief herder at a cat ranch. On the communications front, the managing partners at a law firm are challenged not only with what to say …Continue reading »


Ask the Experts

Who Cares About Martindale-Hubbell?

By | Mar.03.15 | 1 Comment

Question: Does anyone still refer to lawyer directories such as Martindale-Hubbell when looking for a lawyer? Should we still be considering inclusion in directories like these? Jim Jarrell: I’m my opinion: No. For what it’s worth, in …Continue reading »


Innovation

Four Steps to Surviving the New Normal

By | Mar.02.15 | No Comments

It gets to be a bit much, all the chatter about the legal profession changing at the speed of light. Even if it is transforming into something quite great — I know, maybe it is …Continue reading »