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It’s Not You, It’s Me: Why Law Firm Advertising Fails

By | May.12.16 | 1 Comment

Lawyers love lawyer advertising because it’s all about lawyers. The only problem is, this is what that looks like to the rest of the world: Little Caesars "Smingleberry" from Harold Einstein on Vimeo. Lawyers have been conditioned, from time …Continue reading »

Product Review

Go West, Young Man (or Woman): Assaying the New Thomson Reuters’ Firm Central

By | Apr.05.16 | No Comments

Case management systems are like so many baby rabbits right about now; but, like individual baby rabbits (and snowflakes), each is a little bit different. All the major case management systems offer the same basic …Continue reading »

Product Beat

ABA TECHSHOW Down-Low: Upgrades Unleashed at 2016 Conference

By | Mar.24.16 | No Comments

If you’re a nerdy lawyer, ABA TECHSHOW is where you go to geek out. (Wait, did I say that out loud? And isn’t that redundant, “nerdy lawyer”? Wait, did I say that out loud?) For …Continue reading »


The Truth Is in Here: Lawyer Lessons Buried in ‘The X-Files’

By | Mar.10.16 | No Comments

If this sounds like a thinly veiled excuse to write an article about “The X-Files” that is only tangentially related to law practice management, well, it is. So, sue me. (See what I did there.) …Continue reading »


The Long Nine: Essential Software for the Modern Law Practice

By | Feb.02.16 | 21 Comments

You know when formerly avant-garde concepts begin to worm their way into the lawyers’ ethics canon, that it’s finally time to pay attention. So it is that technology has been awarded its moment, as the …Continue reading »


Fork in the Road: Do You Take the Job, or Stay Solo?

By | Oct.13.15 | 1 Comment

Imagine the following scenario: You’ve got a nice little Saturday going: You didn’t get the job you wanted coming out of law school, but you’ve been running your own solo law practice for a few …Continue reading »

Managing Product Review

A TechHit One-Two Punch: SimplyFile and MessageSave

By | Aug.26.15 | No Comments

One does not simply file messages in email … oh, wait. One does? Does one? The actual name of the application is SimplyFile? Alrighty, then. How TechHit Advances Your Outlook TechHit is a San Francisco company that builds applications …Continue reading »

Easy as 1-2-3

5 Ways Support Staff Are Instrumental to Your Practice

By | Jul.23.15 | No Comments

For every attorney-paralegal relationship that is built on a foundation of mutual respect and admiration, there are several razed under constant consternation, engendered by a sense of entitlement on the lawyer’s part. For every long-standing …Continue reading »


Dressed Down: What Does Being ‘Professional’ Really Mean?

By | Jul.09.15 | 4 Comments

It’s something you hear when you’re starting your career (and something you’ll hear constantly, throughout your career, if you’re a nonconformist): “You have to be more professional.” Of course, that begs the question, just how …Continue reading »

Online Marketing

Crushin’ It: 10 Social Media Misconceptions, Revised

By | May.18.15 | 5 Comments

Let’s run down some common misconceptions about social media, and rotate the conversation. Misconception 1: “Oh No, My Privacy!” Revision: Connect Widely Now, in case you hadn’t heard, this is social media. If you’re using it to market …Continue reading »