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Friday Tech Tips

The Essential Cloud: Top Tools for Lawyers, New and Improved

By | Sep.01.17 | 1 Comment

It has been six years since I wrote my initial list of essential cloud tools for lawyers. Since that time, the cloud has become near-ubiquitous. Attorneys are comfortable with it. The smartphone era relies on it. We’re at …Continue reading »


More Money Next Year

Nine Vital Numbers for Your Law Firm’s Health

By | Dec.14.15 | 1 Comment

Lawyers typically hate numbers like cats hate water (or cucumbers). Business words like “profit” are often shied away from, too, due to the decorum and ethics of the legal profession. Folks, I beg you. We have to end …Continue reading »


Run a Lean and Agile Law Practice

By | Nov.14.14 | No Comments

Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but we live in a time of great uncertainty. Across the board, industries are being turned upside down, and it’s happening to law as well. Technology is altering …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Top Five Ways to Tell If Your Law Firm Is Successful

By | Jan.24.14 | 1 Comment

If you want to run a successful business, you’re going to need some key performance indicators. All businesses focused on growth pay attention to certain key pieces of data that indicate the health of the …Continue reading »


Legal Technology Trends

Year in Review: Legal Cloud Computing in 2013

By | Dec.19.13 | 7 Comments

Legal cloud computing software is no longer new. What I would define as the “modern era” of Internet-based legal systems — heralded by the launch of Rocket Matter (full disclosure, that is my company) and Clio in 2008 — is …Continue reading »


Tech Tips

The Essential Cloud: Top Tools for Lawyers

By | Sep.13.11 | 3 Comments

Read an updated version of this article here. The cloud is no longer a new, fuzzy idea. Lawyers in masses are adopting cloud computing technologies to power their firms, leveraging browser and mobile app-based services. But …Continue reading »


Supercharge Your Brain by Going Offline

By | Jul.21.11 | No Comments

Have you noticed that your ability to concentrate has been on the wane over the past couple of years? As is it turns out, it’s not your imagination. For the 24-7 connected among us, the scatter …Continue reading »


PRODUCTIVITY

Organize Your Brain with Mind Mapping

By | Mar.24.11 | 2 Comments

Nothing makes me happier than getting my head around complicated issues and feeling mastery over my chaotic, 21st-century life. And nothing helps me organize my scattered, Internet-addled brain cells better than mind mapping. Put simply, mind …Continue reading »