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Creating Purpose: What Are You Doing Today?

In his book “Make Today Count,” John C. Maxwell famously said that every person needs to strive to make that happen. It is a wonderful way to live if practiced correctly. Making today count requires discipline — it requires understanding and ...

Daniel Gold - July 26, 2018
work-life balance and managing your law firm

Want More Balance? Build a Better Team

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle with Work-Life Balance,” I gave six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life. Here we’ll discuss the fourth step, building better teams.

Dustin Cole - July 25, 2018
Well Said

No Need to Walk on Eggshells with Follow-up Emails

When sending a series of follow-up emails to prospects, many lawyers get anxious about how well they’re balancing persistence against the risk of being perceived as pushy and turning off the prospect. This is a legitimate concern. However, you ...

Mike O'Horo - July 23, 2018

Five Best Practices for Law Firm Content Marketing

Massive resources go into developing a law firm website. But what happens after launch? Too often, far too little thought goes into developing a sustainable strategy to produce content that leads to new business.

Jay Harrington - July 20, 2018

Using Tech to Expand the Pro Bono Provider Pie

When the phrase “legal tech” comes to mind, it's usually associated with the tools that propel law firm operations, or even automating tasks otherwise performed by lawyers to reduce corporate legal spend. But what if legal tech ultimately shines ...

Susan Kostal - July 19, 2018

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

As in earlier movies in the series, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" portrays attorneys in a bad light. Maybe that doesn't bother you, but it bothers me. While there is some truth in that representation, I don't think we do enough to try to ...

Otto Sorts - July 18, 2018
cloud storage ethics

Can Lawyers Ethically Store and Transmit Client Info in the Cloud?

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Our law firm would like to reduce our paper and physical storage use and costs by “going to the cloud” with our data. Before we invest in training our attorneys and staff, how do we know what ...

Mark C. Palmer - July 16, 2018
TALS A2J Q&A with Ann Pruitt

Ann Pruitt of TALS: Promoting Legal Wellness Via Technology

In Attorney at Work's A2J Q&A series, Mary Juetten introduces the inspiring people behind innovative programs and initiatives. In this interview, she asks Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, about ...

Mary Juetten - July 13, 2018

Straight Edge: The New Westlaw Is Defined by Deep Search, Data Analytics

The next Westlaw Next is here; and, it’s called Edge. I’m not entirely sure if that’s an homage to what Microsoft is now calling its browser. I imagine not — and let me tell you candidly that I’m far more impressed with the new developments in ...

Jared Correia - July 12, 2018

Secrets of Online Legal Marketing: Managing the Pipeline

You can spend thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns, but if you are not managing them well, you will waste a lot of money. In Part One, we talked about the basics of ...

Andrew Cabasso - July 12, 2018