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Legal Technology

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
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Outlook’s InfoBar: Under Your Nose, at Your Command

Microsoft Outlook’s Message InfoBar is often overlooked. That’s unfortunate because it’s a wellspring of, well, info! Vivian Manning has tips for understanding what the InfoBar does and how to use it to save time and clicks.

Vivian Manning - April 27, 2011

Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW

On Friday, we shared our favorite five impressions of ABA TECHSHOW, the ABA Law Practice Management Section's annual legal technology conference and expo, held last week in Chicago. Today, we invited friends attending ABA TECHSHOW 2011 to write ...

The Editors - April 21, 2011

Pop Quiz: Legal Technology

We sometimes think that the pace of change in the law is something recent. Or that the hot technologies are all recent innovations. When Simon Chester and Dan Pinnington looked back at the history of the ABA TECHSHOW for their presentation at ...

Simon Chester - April 18, 2011

ABA TECHSHOW 2011 Favorite Five

We spent the first part of the week up to our eyeballs in legal technology at the 25th Annual ABA TECHSHOW conference and expo, and brought back more than just a bunch of highlighters! Here are just five of our favorite things from the conference.

The Editors - April 15, 2011