Lawlytics

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Really Good Marketing Ideas!

Tell the truth. You’re always on the lookout for a few really good marketing ideas. We all are. Even the world’s busiest lawyers are interested in the possibility of new (better!) clients. Because it is just so hard to go out looking for ...

The Editors - January 18, 2013

“Reasonable Care” in the Cloud: Decision-Making Pointers

Many firms use cloud computing services for remote access to data, email filtering, contacts and calendars, system backups and other hosted IT functions. In particular, lawyers are finding that cloud transfer and storage services (like Box, ...

Carol Gerber - October 18, 2012

Pro Bono: It Pays to Be Good

Recently, New York became the first state to require that law students perform 50 hours of pro bono work before they can be admitted to the bar. Plenty of bloggers have already chimed in on whether this is a good or bad idea. There’s little that ...

Roy S. Ginsburg - October 15, 2012

Label Up!

While some people are “lawyering up,” lawyers are labeling up. Advertisements, as well as brochures and emails, often seem to be screaming out at even the most sophisticated audience: “Lawyer Advertisement!” “Advertising Material!” “This is an ...

William Hornsby - May 3, 2012
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Lawyers: CYA When Working from Mobile Devices

One of the benefits of being a lawyer with a laptop, tablet or smartphone is that you really can work anywhere with access to Wi-Fi and your files. But the question of security must be addressed. How can you protect yourself and your clients ...

Ruth Carter - May 1, 2012

Limiting Risk in the Cloud: Smarter SaaS Agreements

The cloud offers lawyers unparalleled software-as-a-service (SaaS) resources to manage their practices, organize documents and communicate with clients—but it can also blur the bright-line ethics rules. To safeguard the integrity of files in the ...

Tom Zuber - April 19, 2012

What’s in a Law Firm Name?

Sometimes a law firm name tells us a lot. A firm name composed of three guys, some of whom may have passed on, tells us the firm has been around for a while. "The Divorce Clinic" tells us what they do. If you need help with a merger, don’t ...

William Hornsby - April 9, 2012

Is Your Business Card Ethical?

We do our best to go paperless, yet there's one small piece of paper that seems to endure: the business card. Of course there are apps to exchange contact information, but I’ve yet to attend a conference where even the most tech-adept people ...

William Hornsby - March 13, 2012
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Did You Say ‘Yoots’?

I arrived early for the deposition but somehow, in his mind, I was late. I was also young. This angered him. I went to shake his hand, but his arm never moved. Rather, he looked me up and down and sarcastically said, “Great, looks like we’re ...

William Melater - January 26, 2012

Can’t We Just Do Lunch?

You don’t need a coach to tell you that taking a partner or client to lunch is a great way to forge and further business relationships. But a recent—and for me, jaw-dropping—conversation with some women associates got me thinking there may be ...

Ellen Ostrow - January 3, 2012
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