Daily Dispatch


Productivity Tech Tip

Text Expansion for Fun and Profit

By | Aug.25.16 | No Comments

For a practicing attorney, efficiency and accuracy are key components of effective work habits. If you can get your work done more quickly, and avoid mistakes such as typos (or overlooking something you meant to …Continue reading »


Legal Technology

Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

By | Aug.24.16 | No Comments

Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a …Continue reading »


Small Firm Management

Build a Major League Small Law Firm Using Data

By | Aug.23.16 | 2 Comments

Managing a winning major league ball club and operating a highly profitable law firm have more in common than meets the eye. It all comes down to numbers. You wouldn’t be in practice if you didn’t have …Continue reading »


Attorney at Work Classic

What Are You Prepared to Do?

By | Aug.22.16 | 1 Comment

You and Eliot Ness. The most powerful scene in The Untouchables, a movie with more than a few of them, came courtesy of Sean Connery. His character, a veteran Chicago cop, is dying in great …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways for Law Firms to Support Health and Wellness

By | Aug.19.16 | 1 Comment

We all know the practice of law is high stress. Law firms can be challenging places: client demands mean working beyond business hours, issues are real, stakes are high and tight deadlines abound. “Lawyers, similar to …Continue reading »


Get to the Point

If You Are Reading This … Oh, Wait, You Are!

By | Aug.18.16 | No Comments

Perhaps the most ridiculous construct I see and hear regularly is the conditional introductory phrase that prefaces content in documents with, “If you are reading this,” or that starts voicemail greetings with, “If you are …Continue reading »


Play to Win

Walking in Your Client’s Shoes

By | Aug.17.16 | No Comments

I heard a lawyer tell a joke once that went something like this: “If you’re having trouble with a client, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, you will have a one-mile head start …Continue reading »


Interview

Gary LeClair, Enterprising Lawyer

By | Aug.16.16 | No Comments

What is an “enterprising lawyer”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happy lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the unique work they do, they have …Continue reading »


Get It Done!

Your Note-Taking and To-Do Apps: Are They Secure?

By | Aug.15.16 | No Comments

As a result of the flood of innovation in note-taking and task-centric apps since Evernote’s inception, there’s a large concern for lawyers in storing attorney-client and privileged information. While I know a lot of lawyers …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Face to Face at 2016’s Big Fall Conferences

By | Aug.12.16 | No Comments

In just a couple of weeks, the adrenalin kick is going to hit you. It never fails: Fall’s arrival means it’s time to get learning. Sure, you could try your hand at letterpress, or craft …Continue reading »