Daily Dispatch


THE FRIDAY FIVE

Pros and Cons of Facebook Live Video for Law Firms

By | Feb.24.17 | No Comments

Does Facebook Live video provide value for law firms, or is it just another opportunity to lose time that could be better spent elsewhere? It depends. If harnessed correctly, Facebook Live offers a valuable platform to …Continue reading »


Play to Win

The Client Relationship Meeting

By | Feb.23.17 | No Comments

Lawyers have a lot of communication with their clients. But the vast majority of interaction tends to be related to specific matters — requesting some information, reporting on the status of a file, scheduling something, …Continue reading »


Introvert at Work

Eight Ways Shy Lawyers Can Find Mentors

By | Feb.22.17 | 1 Comment

I have always considered myself an introvert. I always admire those individuals who show no restraint as their laughter booms across the room, or who talk nonstop and excitedly to someone they have just met. …Continue reading »


Well Said

Converting Post-Speech Inquiries: The Follow-Up Email and Phone Call

By | Feb.21.17 | No Comments

How do you manage a post-speech chat with someone who chooses to tell you how the problem you spoke about affects their company, and convert it into a solid opportunity? Last month in “Convert Post-Speech Inquires into …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Important Reminders About Business Development

By | Feb.20.17 | No Comments

If you are like most lawyers, you spend more time worrying about where your next client will come from than you’d like. It’s natural. Even the busiest, most successful lawyers work hard at marketing and …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back

By | Feb.17.17 | No Comments

It’s only been about six weeks since you made your New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are doing great. Perhaps your motivation is waning. Or maybe you’re just not as far along as you’d planned. Wherever …Continue reading »


lawyer startups

10 Minutes With Legal Tech Entrepreneur Abdi Shayesteh

By | Feb.16.17 | No Comments

From serial entrepreneur to working lawyer and back again, Abdi Shayesteh (sha-YES–tay) has never lost the urge to start and run businesses. After 14 years in corporate, bank regulatory and financial transactions law, Shayesteh chose to …Continue reading »


Cybersecurity

Defending Against Ransomware Attacks

By | Feb.15.17 | No Comments

Cybercriminals tend to target industries that are the most dependent on the timely availability and strict confidentiality of their business-critical information. This means law firms are at high risk, since they are often moving data …Continue reading »


PLACING BETS IN BUSINESS

A Conversation with Las Vegas Legend Tom Breitling

By | Feb.14.17 | No Comments

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs find the courage to place bets that may or may not pay off? Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, recently spoke with serial entrepreneur Tom Breitling, a founding partner …Continue reading »


Get to the Point

Elegant Insults

By | Feb.13.17 | 4 Comments

When your brain knows just the right word, you can be more concise. And sometimes you can slip in the verbal dagger without the victim understanding what you’ve done. Insouciant When you want to say the defendants …Continue reading »