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Managing

Arch Villain: 5 Business Lessons from ‘The Founder’

By | Nov.02.17 | 1 Comment

Have you seen the new Michael Keaton movie where he plays a bad guy? No, I’m not talking about his excellent turn as the Vulture (probably the best recent Marvel movie villain) in the latest Spiderman …Continue reading »


Content Under Pressure

Applying the 80/20 Rule to Your Content Marketing

By | Nov.01.17 | No Comments

The 80/20 rule is so ubiquitous that many of us have lost touch with its origins. Input/output? Sales leads/conversions? Clients/revenue? Greens/grains? Sharing my day/your day? Conceived by Vincent Pareto, the 80/20 rule, also known as the …Continue reading »


Well Said!

Relationships 3.0: The Idea Relationship Era

By | Oct.31.17 | No Comments

Despite widespread recognition that the legal services business is undergoing the greatest change in its history, the industry still clings to a definition of relationships that doesn’t map to today’s reality. Different times and circumstances, …Continue reading »


Six-Month Revenue Challenge

Clio’s 2017 Legal Trends Report Has Scary Lessons for All

By | Oct.30.17 | No Comments

Clio gets to see us with our pants off. With data on the billable and nonbillable activities of more than 60,000 lawyers, Clio sees what users of the practice management platform are doing on an everyday …Continue reading »


The Analog Attorney

The Perfect Pencil, the Perfect Pen

By | Oct.28.17 | 1 Comment

Like you, I take a lot of notes in my professional life. Over the years I’ve developed silly obsessions with the quality of Ampad legal pads and National Brand 33-004 notebooks. But I never thought …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Project Management: Can Asana Deliver Despite Its Flaws?

By | Oct.27.17 | 1 Comment

Computer scientist Tony Hoare said, “There are two methods in software design. One is to make the program so simple, there are obviously no errors. The other is to make it so complicated, there are …Continue reading »


Virtual Law Practice

Urban Lawyers, Rural Clients: Tech Considerations

By | Oct.26.17 | No Comments

Most legal professionals would agree that the profession is saturated. With so many lawyers out there, there is heavy competition for clients. But as I wrote about in “Representing Rural Clients from a Big-City Office,” …Continue reading »


Play to Win

Checklist for Staffing Your Law Firm’s Trade Show Booth

By | Oct.25.17 | No Comments

Not so long ago, suggesting that lawyers would stand behind a table at a trade show would have been deemed heretical. Times have changed. Recently, I’ve heard a number of people discuss their firms’ participation …Continue reading »


Ask the experts at 2Civility.org

Can Lawyers and Judges Be Social Media Friends?

By | Oct.24.17 | No Comments

QUESTION: I’ve been practicing in my medium-size legal community for going on 20 years. During that time, I’ve watched technology advance my private practice by leaps and bounds, including client development via social media outlets. …Continue reading »


Young Associates

Look in the Mirror: Associates Hold the Key to Their Own Happiness

By | Oct.23.17 | No Comments

In a 1955 essay in The Economist, Cyril Northcote Parkinson, a British historian, described a phenomenon that would come to be called “Parkinson’s Law.” His key insight: “Work expands so as to fill the time …Continue reading »