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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

The Elephant in the Office

Some years back, I worked in an office where the boss was obsessive about how callers were greeted on the phone. Then a new receptionist was hired who just could not get the phrasing to his liking—no matter how hard she tried or how many ...

Joan Feldman - July 18, 2011
T-Rex with open mouth Otto Sorts

What Did You Call Me?

“I told him right to his face what the deal was. And you know what? That lying scumbag now claims I told him something else! I’m gonna nail him, his client and his client’s mother, if that’s what it takes to teach him not to lie to me!” I ...

Otto Sorts - July 11, 2011
Attorney at Work Friday Five

Can I Get a Little Help Here?

It’s easy to feel all alone when you have a [fill in the blank] challenge in your practice. Cash flow slowed to a trickle? Stagnation on the business development front? Ethics scare? Or so burned out you just don't care? You name it and you know ...

The Editors - July 8, 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

What’s Hot and What’s Not in Practice Areas

Even if your practice isn't in transition right now, it's good to stay on top of the market trends for planning purposes. Twice a year, Bob Denney identifies the most important current trends in the business of practicing law, including what's ...

Bob Denney - June 30, 2011

Finance without Fear: Startup Law

Starting your own law firm is similar in many ways to starting any business. You already have the law stuff: You've been to law school. You’re a good lawyer. You have clients who will stay with you. That’s the law stuff. But what about the ...

John Dolan-Heitlinger - June 28, 2011

Seven Principles for Smart Decisions

On the legal gossip sites, we can watch careers—and entire firms—rise and fall and wonder, "What in the world were they thinking?" In his new book, Tough Calls from the Corner Office, Harlan Steinbaum asks just this question to ...

Harlan Steinbaum - June 22, 2011

10 Ways to Avoid a Malpractice Claim

In most areas of law practice, problems with lawyer-client communications are the number one cause of malpractice claims, followed closely by basic deadline and time management issues. From a claims prevention point of view, you get more for ...

Dan Pinnington - June 20, 2011