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The iPad for Lawyers: End of the PC?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or stuck on a deserted island for the past month, you’ll have likely noticed the fanfare that accompanied Apple’s recent unveiling of its latest “must-have” toy, the iPad 2. The new tablet device sold out within hours the day it was released, and it appears the iPad 2 […]

March 28, 2011 0 2 0

Words from the Wise

We’ve always figured that when really smart people talk, it’s generally a good idea to stop talking and listen. This Friday Five is an opportunity to do just that. Let’s eavesdrop on what some of our Attorney at Work Advisors have been doing online during the month of March.

March 25, 2011 0 0 0

Organize Your Brain with Mind Mapping

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 maps are a form of fluid, visual note-taking arranged around a core idea. Essentially, they allow you to dump […]

March 24, 2011 0 2 0
T-Rex with open mouth Otto Sorts

Decisions, Decisions

Fred sat at the end of the table, sweating and looking at the six of us as we waited expectantly for his decision. He hemmed, he hawed. And he asked to go over the options yet one more time. “It’s easy, Fred. Settle or sue. We’ve been here over an hour, now make the call.”

March 23, 2011 0 0 0

LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step Two

Last week, we covered the first steps of using LinkedIn to land a new job: Complete your profile and populate your account by inviting people to connect with you. Step two focuses on targeting the places you want to work, and connecting to people who work there.

March 22, 2011 0 0 0

Demographic Business Development

Successful practices identify specific client groups and focus business development efforts there. But, being lawyers, we tend to classify clients according to their legal needs rather than by criteria that are far more relevant to clients: location, income, marital status and especially age. Generational change is real, so you should think about adjusting your business development efforts demographically.

March 21, 2011 0 0 0

Be the Best Boomer You Can Be

Another U.S. baby boomer turns 50 every 8.5 seconds. And if you run the math, it’s also the case that baby boomers are turning 60 at the rate of 1 every 7 seconds. Yes—you in the back there, hiding your issue of Rolling Stone behind the Wall Street Journal—that means you! What’s on folks’ minds in tipping […]

March 18, 2011 0 0 0

Stupid Mistakes Lawyers Make with Technology

Given everything they have to do to keep their practices going and their clients well served, lawyers typically can't be expected to be full-on tech experts. Nonetheless, some of the basic rules that many fail to follow are amazing. Wow. Here is Sharon Nelson and John Simek's list of top gaffes they see lawyers make with technology.

March 17, 2011 0 1 0

LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step One

While 90 million users may seem paltry relative to Facebook’s 500 million, LinkedIn offers a professional promise Facebook can’t touch: It can actually help you find and land a new position. In this two-part series, Wendy Werner gets you set up to do just that. First, the basics to ready your LinkedIn account.

March 16, 2011 0 0 0

Wireless: Hot Spot Safety Tips

Are you still using the default security setting on your wireless? Still using unsecured wireless settings at Starbucks, airports and hotel lobbies? If you answered, “What security setting?” then you'd better read this before you sit down with that Starbucks latte, open up your browser and click Connect again.

March 15, 2011 0 0 0