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Looking at Pictures

It’s Friday, and the end of a very long week. Let’s just kick back, cool off  and have a little intellectual fun learning the easy way: through pictures! 1. Visualize Health. First up, compare and contrast health conditions and risk factors in ...

The Editors - June 10, 2011

How Not to Hire a Vendor

Deciding to switch service providers or find a new one can turn into a big headache, especially if the service or product you’re are shopping for is “mission critical” to your practice. (Think banking, insurance or even ...

Jobst Elster - June 8, 2011

Don’t Negotiate, Collaborate!

It is easy for lawyers to slip into conflict with office staff, colleagues or service providers because most of us have never learned how to craft the kind of agreement that isn't about winning, but creates a meeting of mind and heart. The best ...

Stewart Levine - June 7, 2011
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Don’t Touch That Typo!

Want to know the single fastest way to speed up your typing? Stop manually correcting your typos as you’re writing. Just stop doing it! Correcting as you type is a surefire way to slow yourself down. It’s a classic illustration of you working ...

Vivian Manning - June 1, 2011

Revive Your Law School Study Group

Today’s idea, especially for small-firm lawyers, is this: revive your law school study groups. Not literally—your original classmates have long since moved on to other practices and careers. But set up a private study group with between five and ...

Jordan Furlong - May 23, 2011

Deconstruct Your Competitors’ Websites

Sometimes, the winning formula is right in front of you. This is often true when marketing your firm online and building its web presence. Many lawyers would benefit from spending just a few hours reviewing the websites of their three top ...

Steve Matthews - May 19, 2011

Four Things Your Assistant Can Do Better

If you share an assistant with two or more lawyers, he probably stays pretty busy. To prevent backlogs and priority conflicts, your assistant must become increasingly efficient to handle the workload. Think of the Japanese Kaizen philosophy. If ...

Deborah Savadra - May 11, 2011

Key Tips for Online Marketing

When used strategically, online marketing is proving its effectiveness. Here are three quick tips for generating new business online. 1. Identify which channels have the most potential to attract new clients. In a recent MerchantCircle survey of ...

Carey Ransom - May 10, 2011

Make Your Hard Drive Picture Perfect

The best backup plans in the world often fail to recognize the time commitment involved in a ground-up hard drive recovery, including re-installing the operating system, software, drivers and files, plus customization and configuration. To speed ...

Catherine Sanders Reach - May 4, 2011

Cloud Computing: Client Portals

Cloud computing isn’t new. Lawyers have used cloud computing applications such as Lexis and Westlaw, and stored documents in the cloud to support automated litigation support, for many years. What is new about cloud computing is how it has now ...

Richard S. Granat - April 28, 2011