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Can I Say That? Part One

When is it okay to boast about your professional accomplishments online? Say, in blog posts or tweets? And what about in your firm biography, Google profile and Martindale.com listing? Will Hornsby explains some of the stickier rules ...

William Hornsby - August 3, 2011

What Can a Marketing Assistant Do for You?

How much time do you spend each week working on client development? An hour? Thirty minutes? Or no time at all?  Finding the time to cultivate clients and referral sources during your work week is difficult. For one thing, your substantive work ...

Shawn McNalis - August 2, 2011

Lawyers: Don’t Be Late to the Google+ Party

Google+, the search engine’s recent entry in the social networking sphere, is set to make a big impact on the legal-web ecosystem. You would be wise to jump ahead of the curve and begin testing now, rather than wait to see how things pan ...

Steve Matthews - August 1, 2011

Check In with Yourself

Now that summer is here, do you even remember your New Year’s resolutions? Did you make any? Of course you did—or at least you thought about them. Why not use the mid-year point as an opportunity to focus and and make real progress toward your goals?

Vedia Jones-Richardson - July 27, 2011

Keeping Time on the Go

More and more lawyers are discovering that cloud-based time and billing systems cut them loose from the last vestiges of an in-place practice. Christy Burke checked in with a handful to lawyers to find out what can be learned from their ...

Christy Burke - July 26, 2011

It’s In the Bag

We’re just certain that all our personal technology will converge and be surgically implanted discreetly behind our ear—someday. Until then, we struggle with where and how to carry these vital extensions of our lives. In a pocket? In a purse? It ...

The Editors - July 22, 2011

Supercharge Your Brain by Going Offline

Have you noticed that your ability to concentrate has been on the wane over the past couple of years? As is it turns out, it’s not your imagination. For the 24-7 connected among us, the scatter is real. The good news is that good habits with ...

Larry Port - July 21, 2011

Shifting Your Phone System to the Cloud

I don’t know about you, but I like to spend as much money as possible on my firm’s phone system while making sure it is as inflexible as Bakelite in winter—and nearly featureless. Wait. I may have reversed that. What I really like is to ...

Jon Yelton - July 19, 2011

The Elephant in the Office

Some years back, I worked in an office where the boss was obsessive about how callers were greeted on the phone. Then a new receptionist was hired who just could not get the phrasing to his liking—no matter how hard she tried or how many ...

Joan Feldman - July 18, 2011

Shape Up Your Social Status Daily

It's the small daily routines that keep you functioning without losing your mind. Besides, if you commit to muscle and mind memory the regular things you must do, you can save your critical thinking for the complex stuff. So this week's Friday ...

The Editors - July 15, 2011