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They’ve Got Something to Say

Every few weeks we try to catch up with our Attorney at Work Advisors—a sometimes difficult task with these hardworking superstars! But some of them are well-known bloggers, so for this week’s Friday Five we’re recommending that you ...

The Editors - July 29, 2011

Be Your Brand on a Smartphone, Too

A huge percentage of your audience—whether prospective clients, your referral network or prospective employees—now view your firm website via a smartphone screen. In fact, by 2013, mobile web usage will be more common than any other medium. That ...

Jeffrey Morgan - July 28, 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

A Lawyer in Uzbekistan? We’ve Got That

For decades, law firm networks have helped lawyers build relationships, share referrals and learn all kinds of things from other lawyers outside their markets. Hundreds of networks exist, often organized around a certain type of law firm or ...

Mark Beese - July 25, 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

Give Open Source a Try

Take a second and check what browser you are using. FireFox? Chrome, perhaps? Do you use WordPress for your blog, or use an Android-based smartphone? Like the "cloud,” you’ve probably been using open source applications without realizing it. ...

Gwynne Monahan - July 20, 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

Using the iPad in Meetings

Great news: You no longer have to spend your time in meetings looking at the top of everyone's notebook computer instead of faces. Now there are iPads, the lid is off and everyone is present once more. But iPads do far more than just improve the ...

Tom Mighell - July 14, 2011

Five Reasons to Consider a Virtual Assistant

Law offices tend to be set up quite traditionally. Plenty of lawyers are still users of fax machines and their offices usually contain ancient beasts known as stenographs. It is no surprise that lawyers tend to hire traditionally as well. But ...

Erin Blaskie - July 7, 2011

Handy Keyboard Tricks

One key to increasing your efficiency in Microsoft Word (in addition to letting Word fix your typos) is keeping your hands off the mouse as much as possible. To do that, though, you need to know a few handy shortcut keys so you can format as ...

Deborah Savadra - July 5, 2011