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Skype 201: For Your Law Firm

In Skype 101, Lincoln Mead provided a primer on how to get started using the VoIP communications system to talk long distance easily—and cheaply. While many enjoy it for personal use, did you know it can also support a small or medium-sized law ...

Lincoln Mead - February 22, 2011
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An Antidote to Filter Failure

Clay Shirky, Internet expert and author of Here Comes Everybody, says “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.” Enter Alltop, my personal favorite way to keep on top of everything that I need to be “expert” ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - February 17, 2011

Take a Risk: Trust

Some of the best advice we've heard comes from "Resolutionary" Stewart Levine, who says we need to learn to trust ourselves, move on and stop worrying whether or not we've made a mistake. Even better, he says, learn to trust other people. The ...

Stewart Levine - February 16, 2011

Skype 101: The Basics

Depending who you ask, Skype is a socialist upstart, a Voice Over Internet Protocol service (VoIP), software that runs on everything or an opportunity to support client relationships at a distance. Actually, Skype is almost all of these—with a ...

Lincoln Mead - February 15, 2011
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Civil Matters

As I entered my firm’s building the other day, I held the outer door open for several of our young attorneys. When a young woman then turned to hold the inside door open for us, one of the men made a bit of a scene (partly for my benefit, no ...

Otto Sorts - February 14, 2011

Preparing for the Axe to Fall

You'd be surprised how often lawyers who've been laid off or fired express complete incredulity. Usually, the signals have been clear. But since no one wants to believe it can happen to them, they find themselves completely unprepared. Don't let ...

Wendy Werner - February 10, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: Third Step, Evernote

With so much information available online, how do you sort out what you want, and easily capture and retrieve it? This is the final installment in Tom Mighell's three-part series describing how he manages his personal workflow with a combination ...

Tom Mighell - February 8, 2011

Freelance Lawyering: Have You Got What it Takes?

Think you want to break out of the rut and give freelance lawyering a try? What are your reasons? If they include such things as desperation or the path of least resistance, just go ahead and cross this career move off your list. Like any solo ...

Donna Seyle - February 7, 2011

You’re Hired! Here’s How to Stay That Way

Some key lessons for every job seeker, or for anyone who wants to advance their career—and avoid ever hearing "You're fired!"

Lauren Egan and Michael Sachs - February 3, 2011

Nine Questions to Ask About Your Firm’s Website

Law firms are investing more in the design and development of their Web sites than ever. But are your visitors any happier? No matter the size of your firm or budget, visitors expect the same intuitive experience they have with CNN.com, WSJ.com ...

Deborah McMurray - February 2, 2011