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Gyi Tsakalakis helps lawyers put their best foot forward online because clients are looking for them there. He is a co-founder of AttorneySync, a digital marketing agency for law firms. Gyi writes Attorney at Work's Optimize! column. You can find more of his writing at Attorney at WorkLawyerist and Avvo's Lawyernomics blog. You can ask him a question (or just say hi) at LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

A Double Life

Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

By | Dec.14.17 | No Comments

They say “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their …Continue reading »


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

How to Overcome Client Demands by Delivering Better Service

By | Dec.13.17 | No Comments

Are you challenged to meet the expectations of clients who want more value without paying for it? You’re in good company. According to the Thomson Reuters 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, 59 …Continue reading »


Managing: Product Review

All Things Must Pass: ZokuVault Keeps It Organized

By | Dec.13.17 | No Comments

ZokuVault is a virtual safety deposit box for estate planning information. (See, it says so right on the website.) Which makes sense, because all the things people used to place in safety deposit boxes are now …Continue reading »


Get to the Point!

You Lost Me Right From the Start: Avoiding Communication Turn-offs

By | Dec.12.17 | No Comments

You’re articulate, right? You appreciate and emulate good legal writing. So why do you turn off so many listeners and readers so soon? In the film “Jerry Maguire,” Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd tells Tom Cruise’s …Continue reading »


Business Development Tips

Three Quick Ways to Make Networking Part of Your Routine

By | Dec.11.17 | No Comments

You’ve heard it hundreds of times: You need to network! If you want to build your client base, get referrals, establish your brand and be a better lawyer, networking is required. But when you’re already busting …Continue reading »


Analog Attorney

Perfect Gifts for the Analog Attorney in Your Life

By | Dec.08.17 | No Comments

Buying gifts for the analog-leaning attorney in your life might seem like an impossible task. In a digital-forward gadget universe, finding something cool that doesn't need batteries or a software update is kind of maddening. …Continue reading »


Well Said!

Not If, But When, Your Fortune 500 Client Goes Out of Business

By | Dec.07.17 | No Comments

Well, now, there’s a radical notion, eh? Were you inclined to reject it out of hand as mere headline click-bait? Or did it make you think about that big client from whom you get most …Continue reading »


Steps to Quiet Focus

Make 2018 More Productive With This HBR Strategy

By | Dec.06.17 | No Comments

A few months back, Harvard Business Review published a terrific article titled "In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage." The authors reference numerous sources, from Yoda (Star Wars) to Eric Schmidt (Google) to …Continue reading »


On Balance

A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms

By | Dec.05.17 | No Comments

As we approach the end of the year, it is a great time to run through your practice's systems to see which ones may be ethics risks in their current state. This will help you …Continue reading »


Content Under Pressure

Learn to Love Your Social Media Channels

By | Dec.04.17 | No Comments

So you’ve spent a year creating content. You’ve written articles, created a client newsletter, are active on a blog and comment thread on your bar association website. You publish and provide comments in the local …Continue reading »