Daily Dispatch


Feeling Disconnected

Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected

By | Dec.06.16 | No Comments

Mountain climbers are fastidious about the lines they trust their lives to, and scuba divers are constantly checking the tanks and regulators on which they depend. In the hectic world of practicing law — when …Continue reading »


Get to the Point!

Attorneys, Don’t Bury the Lede

By | Dec.05.16 | No Comments

Attorneys frequently ignore this basic journalism rule: Start with your strongest point. Your lead or “lede” should entice the reader to continue reading. The phrase “bury the lede” appears to be the only use of …Continue reading »


The Friday 5: Gift Guide for Lawyers

Five Holiday Gifts That Celebrate 2016

By | Dec.02.16 | No Comments

As we usher in the holiday season, there is no doubt that 2016 has been an audacious year, from hurricanes to the Rio Olympics to the U.S. presidential election. So, as you shop for your …Continue reading »


Content Under Pressure

Visual Storytelling: Don’t Leave Your Content on the Cutting-Room Floor

By | Dec.01.16 | No Comments

Most lawyers deal with the printed word all day long. They’ve been trained to take in and share knowledge as text. As a writer, it’s a stretch for me to even conceive of presenting information …Continue reading »


Law Practice Management

Five Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

By | Nov.30.16 | No Comments

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless …Continue reading »


Play to Win

Making Clients’ Lives Easier

By | Nov.29.16 | 1 Comment

Lawyers have a lot of questions about how to develop new business. Once they start working with a client, however, the question often becomes, “How can I expand the business?” The simple fact is that …Continue reading »


The 28th Annual Trends Report

2016 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

By | Nov.28.16 | No Comments

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As with all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many …Continue reading »


HAPPY GIVING

What Tops Your Techie Wish List This Holiday Season?

By | Nov.23.16 | No Comments

Each November, we ask legal tech experts to share their personal holiday technology wish list with our readers. Can’t decide what to gift the techie in your life? Here are things the practice management tech experts …Continue reading »


Business Development

Match Game: Six Tips for Attracting the Right Clients

By | Nov.22.16 | No Comments

Finding the right clients is a lot like online dating. The way people find a date has changed dramatically, with eHarmony, OkCupid, Match.com and Tinder, but the rules of attracting and making someone “yours” really haven’t. The …Continue reading »


Group Productivity

Seven Steps to Productive Meetings

By | Nov.21.16 | 1 Comment

Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. Try, for example, adding up the loaded employee cost of a simple weekly status meeting. Your answer will make it immediately clear why meetings need …Continue reading »