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Managing

Arch Villain: 5 Business Lessons from ‘The Founder’

By | Nov.02.17 | 1 Comment

Have you seen the new Michael Keaton movie where he plays a bad guy? No, I’m not talking about his excellent turn as the Vulture (probably the best recent Marvel movie villain) in the latest Spiderman …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Domo Arigato: How to Prepare for the Coming Robot Apocalypse

By | Sep.08.17 | No Comments

You’ll have heard by now that the robots are coming for you. First, they’ll take your job. Then, your home and family. Next, your car. And, just when you think it’s over, that’s when they …Continue reading »


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Fat Stacks: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Law Firm?

By | Jun.14.17 | No Comments

Do you have $500? Good. You’re the proud owner of a new law firm! (Seriously, congratulations.) Thanks mostly to the spate of technology advances made possible by cloud services, it is cheaper to practice law than ever …Continue reading »


Managing

CRM of the Crop: Lexicata Represents a Step Forward in Client Intake

By | Apr.13.17 | 1 Comment

Legal technology has advanced light years over the span of the last decade-plus. And, as the originally successful innovators have had large corporations grow up around them, new innovators have started to poke around in …Continue reading »


Managing

Referral Madness! Stay on Top of Staying in Touch

By | Mar.23.17 | No Comments

This is something old-school lawyers say a lot: “Your best sources of referrals are your existing clients.” And, for word-of-mouth, referral-based law firms, it’s probably true that referrals from other lawyers or from existing clients are …Continue reading »


Managing

Shake Your Moneymaker: Get Paid in 2017

By | Jan.23.17 | No Comments

Lawyers and money do not go together like peas and carrots. Actually, let me rephrase that: Lawyers and talking about money do not go together like peas and carrots. Lawyers and managing money do not …Continue reading »


Managing

Clio’s First Trends Report Paints Alarming Picture of Solo and Small Law Practice

By | Dec.07.16 | No Comments

Law practice management software provider Clio released its first annual Legal Trends Report on October 17. The survey is a compilation of data aggregated from 40,000 Clio subscribers in the continental U.S. The data, representing …Continue reading »


Managing: Product Review

Ctrl+Alt+Repeat: ClariLegal Refines Vendor Management

By | Oct.27.16 | No Comments

Consider the many things that make normal life easier. Like buttons. There haven’t always been buttons, you know. What if you had to button your shirt without buttons? Literally impossible. (Button up, by the way.) I …Continue reading »


Managing

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 »