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

By | Jul.12.18 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »


False Starts: 5 Misconceptions About Starting a Law Firm

By | Jun.28.18 | No Comments

Making the decision to start a law firm is difficult. It’s nothing but nerve-wracking until you press start and you’re into it — without a safety net, and too busy to care about hypotheticals anymore. The …Continue reading »


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Throwing Lampshade: Getting Better in Social Situations

By | Apr.26.18 | 1 Comment

I know very few attorneys who are really comfortable networking. I think that’s true of most businesspeople. Even those who are naturally outgoing tend to clam up once an otherwise purely social situation acquires a …Continue reading »


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10 Things I Hate About the Little Things Lawyers Do

By | Mar.22.18 | No Comments

Whenever you spend a bunch of time with a group of people (like your family … ahem), you’re bound to become annoyed with them, at least some of the time. I have worked closely with solo …Continue reading »


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Flight Restriction: How Law Firms and the TSA Struggle with Security

By | Feb.20.18 | No Comments

The history of air travel in America is endlessly fascinating. And consider: All of that has been built up in just over 100 years. But it’s clear that what has had the largest effect on …Continue reading »


Managing: Product Review

All Things Must Pass: ZokuVault Keeps It Organized

By | Dec.13.17 | No Comments

ZokuVault is a virtual safety deposit box for estate planning information. (See, it says so right on the website.) Which makes sense, because all the things people used to place in safety deposit boxes are now …Continue reading »


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Arch Villain: 5 Business Lessons from ‘The Founder’

By | Nov.02.17 | No Comments

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 »


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Fat Stacks: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Law Firm?

By | Jun.14.17 | 1 Comment

Do you have $500? Good. You’re the proud owner of a new law firm! (Seriously, congratulations.) Thanks mostly to the spate of technology advances made possible by cloud services, it is cheaper to practice law than ever …Continue reading »


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CRM of the Crop: Lexicata Represents a Step Forward in Client Intake

By | Apr.13.17 | No Comments

Legal technology has advanced light years over the span of the last decade-plus. And, as the originally successful innovators have had large corporations grow up around them, new innovators have started to poke around in …Continue reading »


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Referral Madness! Stay on Top of Staying in Touch

By | Mar.23.17 | No Comments

This is something old-school lawyers say a lot: “Your best sources of referrals are your existing clients.” And, for word-of-mouth, referral-based law firms, it’s probably true that referrals from other lawyers or from existing clients are …Continue reading »