Daily Dispatch

 2Civility Q&A

Can Lawyers Ethically Store and Transmit Client Info in the Cloud?

cloud storage ethics

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Our law firm would like to reduce our paper and physical storage use and costs by “going to the cloud” with our data. Before we invest in training our attorneys and staff, how do we know what companies are secure and trustworthy? We don’t want an ethics violation due to a data breach of our clients’ confidential information.Read The Rest

Access to Justice Q&A

Ann Pruitt of TALS: Promoting Legal Wellness Via Technology

TALS A2J Q&A with Ann Pruitt

In Attorney at Work’s A2J Q&A series, Mary Juetten introduces the inspiring people behind innovative programs and initiatives. In this interview, she asks Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, about the TALS Legal Wellness Checkup application and more.Read The Rest

Managing: Product Review

Straight Edge: The New Westlaw Is Defined by Deep Search, Data Analytics

man sitting in chair managing a law practice jared correia

The next Westlaw Next is here; and, it’s called Edge. I’m not entirely sure if that’s an homage to what Microsoft is now calling its browser. I imagine not — and let me tell you candidly that I’m far more impressed with the new developments in Westlaw research than with anything that’s come out of (or been destroyed by) Microsoft in years.Read The Rest

Part Two

Secrets of Online Legal Marketing: Managing the Pipeline

You can spend thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns, but if you are not managing them well, you will waste a lot of money. In Part One, we talked about the basics of online legal marketing: advertising, SEO, social media and email marketing. Now let’s dive into the six areas that are key to effectively managing your marketing and converting leads into paying clients.Read The Rest


It Takes More than a Scanner: What Small Law Firms Must Know to Successfully Go Paperless

Documents flying off computer screen Paperless Law office

According to the International Legal Technology Association, almost half of all legal purchases of imaging, scanning or optical character recognition is made by small law firms.* If you’re among them, congratulate yourself for making a smart investment in paperless technology, considering that increasingly: Clients prefer the speed and ease…Read The Rest


The Profitable Benefits of Legal Project Management

Person working on laptop computer Legal Practice Management

Legal Project Management (LPM). It’s a buzzword you hear a lot in the legal industry as the “next big thing.” In fact, managing a matter as a lawyer is as old as the profession itself. What’s different now are the tools available to manage your matter more efficiently and…Read The Rest

HotDocs Product Spotlight

How Document Assembly Solves Three of Your Biggest Challenges

The key to a profitable law practice is to work smarter, not harder. One important tool that allows you to do this is document assembly. For 30 years, HotDocs technology has been used by law firms worldwide to improve their document production processes. Listed below are several best practices gained from thousands of small law firms that use HotDocs each day.Read The Rest