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Tech Tips Friday

Office 365 Productivity Tips for Lawyers

How can you get the most from Microsoft Office 365’s new features? Curious about all the new apps and add-ins popping up in the Office Store? For this edition of Tech Tips Friday, practice management technology experts Heidi Alexander, Tom Lambotte and Catherine Sanders Reach share their best productivity tips and favorite add-ins for working smarter in the cloud.Read The Rest

Play to Win

Writing Your Way to New Business

There was a time not that long ago when I counseled lawyers not to spend too much time writing and publishing articles. Back then, they were largely passive, short-lived marketing efforts. Today, however, as clients conduct their own internet research to find legal counsel, having substantive content available for prospective clients to find is invaluable — if you do it right.

There are entire books about writing effectively. But when writing for marketing purposes, here are some key points to keep in mind.Read The Rest

Client-Centric CIRSO Method

How Smart Lawyers Solve Problems

The people we represent may not have an undergraduate degree much less a J.D.; often they have barely completed high school. We need to stop and think every day about who we truly represent. Our clients? Ourselves? The legal profession? All three interests should be interconnected and centered on the client. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Problem-Solving Methods Should Put Clients First. By relying on methods used outside the legal profession to solve problems, you can build a more client-centric law practice. Read The Rest

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org

How to Respond to Negative Online Attorney Reviews

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Question: I had a perfect ranking going on a popular attorney review website until a former client posted a negative review about his case. This former client was clearly more upset about the judge’s ruling against him than the quality of my representation, which included a well-advised consultation on the costs and risks he was taking with the litigation from the start. He’s just wrong, and I want to set the record straight with an online reply. I have a right to defend my work, correct?
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Trial Skills

Are You Acting in the Courtroom?


A law student is working on a direct examination during a trial skills program. She is practicing her presentation — how she stands, gestures and speaks. Each time through the examination, she asks exactly the same questions, with identical intonation. She has memorized this part of the trial, so we…Read The Rest

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal and Professional Life

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It’s spring! Finally, the sun is shining, the world is budding, the birds are chirping, and spring cleaning can begin. We usually think of spring cleaning our house, but here are five ways to spring clean your personal and professional life.
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10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

Alma Asay Allegory Law Founder

If not now … The impulse to rethink her career hit sixth-year litigator Alma Asay just as she was about to embark on the Biglaw partnership track. Looking around, she realized she wanted to fix an issue that hits litigators who handle large-scale litigation. “I had the idea that there had to be a better way to work, and was fortunate enough to meet engineers who are not only talented enough to build the program but who also have the patience to sit with me and whiteboard things out.”

Today, the founder of Allegory Law, Inc. continues to build her business as she travels the globe, sharing insights on automating everyday legal tasks.Read The Rest