The Friday Five


The Friday Five

Five Ways to Generate Referrals on a Budget

By | Sep.29.17 | No Comments

Whether you are a solo attorney or in a big firm, the ability to generate business is critical to your success. But we all struggle with how to do it without draining our bank accounts. …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression

By | Sep.15.17 | No Comments

There’s no denying it: Lawyers have the highest behavioral impairment rate of any profession. Research has shown it. It is spotlighted in the media, as in a recent New York Times feature on a lawyer …Continue reading »


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Domo Arigato: How to Prepare for the Coming Robot Apocalypse

By | Sep.08.17 | 1 Comment

You’ll have heard by now that the robots are coming for you. First, they’ll take your job. Then, your home and family. Next, your car. And, just when you think it’s over, that’s when they …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

The Essential Cloud: Top Tools for Lawyers, New and Improved

By | Sep.01.17 | 1 Comment

It has been six years since I wrote my initial list of essential cloud tools for lawyers. Since that time, the cloud has become near-ubiquitous. Attorneys are comfortable with it. The smartphone era relies on it. We’re at …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Get On With Your Life

By | Aug.25.17 | No Comments

“This is the year.” He sounded casual enough, but I saw the inner force he hoped to screw to the sticking place. “This is the year I finally get out of here and start doing things …Continue reading »


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Add These Five Super Marketing Steps to Your Plans

By | Aug.11.17 | 1 Comment

Celebrating its seventh year, the Super Marketing Conference in Boston, a collaboration between MassLOMAP, the ABA Law Practice Division and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, brought expert speakers from around the country to provide practical, hands-on advice to solo and small …Continue reading »


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Top Five Ways Lawyers Use Dictation Technology

By | Aug.04.17 | 1 Comment

For many young lawyers, dictation evokes images of dusty credenzas covered with tape recorders and microphones. But while today’s lawyers tend to be more tech-savvy than past generations, they still use their voices to accomplish …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

By | Jun.23.17 | No Comments

There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any …Continue reading »


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Under Pressure: Five Insights on the Evolving In-House Counsel Role

By | Jun.16.17 | 1 Comment

It’s difficult to attend any legal conference these days without hearing about technology and change, but it’s refreshing to discuss these topics with people who actually do the work. Recently, I moderated a panel for …Continue reading »


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Five Things to Ask Before You Say Yes to a Speaking Gig

By | Jun.09.17 | 1 Comment

Most professionals have a complicated relationship with public speaking — particularly if it is a good business development opportunity. On the one hand, you’re pretty sure you want this gig. It could be the start of …Continue reading »