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Urban Lawyers, Rural Clients: Tech Considerations

Most legal professionals would agree that the profession is saturated. With so many lawyers out there, there is heavy competition for clients. But as I wrote about in "Representing Rural Clients from a Big-City Office," this is not the case in ...

Nika Kabiri - October 26, 2017
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Representing Rural Clients from a Big-City Office: Think Beyond Technology

In rural areas across the U.S., people are experiencing a unique legal problem: Lawyers are hard to find. Aging rural lawyers are retiring, and no one is around to replace them. This means criminal defendants are more likely to take pleas ...

Nika Kabiri - September 26, 2017

Working from Home? Use the Right Tools

Working from home — even for part of the time — has many advantages. It saves money on office space, reduces time wasted on commuting, and can help you achieve greater work-life balance. According to the American Bar Association’s Legal ...

Toland Lawrence - May 24, 2016
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Avoiding Isolation in a Virtual Law Practice

You may have contemplated joining a virtual law firm at some point, or creating your own virtual practice. Aside from the initial technological hurdle, a virtual practice can be an easy and welcome new reality. The joy of kissing your office ...

David Goldenberg - June 5, 2014
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New Math, New Money: New Download!

Yes, it seems we’ve been talking about the big changes coming to the legal profession for a very long time. But when the shift starts making headlines in the general media, it begins to seem more real. When academia begins to roil, you know ...

The Editors - February 3, 2014

What Do You Mean by “Virtual Law Firm”?

Virtual Law Practice. The legal industry has not experienced such a trendy concept since "per stirpes" hit the scene back in the day. The virtual concept ...

Chad Burton - October 10, 2013

Stephanie Kimbro: The Next Lawyering Frontier

Stephanie Kimbro will speak on "The Consumer Law Revolution: Lawyer Collaboration with Branded Networks" at the Lawyernomics 2013 conference in Las Vegas on April 27. Her topic is a hot one—and as author of three books on related topics and ...

The Editors - February 20, 2013

Can an Online Lawyer Network Bring You Business?

To some lawyers, the phrase “legal services industry” is a series of bad words. Out with the collegial profession, in with commoditizing legal “products.” But that's a very shortsighted view. The emergence of the legal services industry is not ...

Donna Seyle - December 17, 2012
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Ring Around the Future!

Okay, we know the business of practicing law is in transition. (Some say "crisis"). It is evolving into ... something. But what? That's the question the College of Law Practice Management wrestles with each year at its Futures Conference. Some ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 5, 2012
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Why Skype? Get Google Hangouts

Google+ is Google’s effort to create a social media community. It seems like a lot of people have a Google+ account but don’t really use it. There is, though, one aspect of Google+ that differentiates it from the other social media sites and ...

Ruth Carter - July 20, 2012