Daily Dispatch


 2Civility Q&A

Can Lawyers Ethically Store and Transmit Client Info in the Cloud?

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Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Our law firm would like to reduce our paper and physical storage use and costs by “going to the cloud” with our data. Before we invest in training our attorneys and staff, how do we know what companies are secure and trustworthy? We don’t want an ethics violation due to a data breach of our clients’ confidential information.Read The Rest

Access to Justice Q&A

Ann Pruitt of TALS: Promoting Legal Wellness Via Technology

TALS A2J Q&A with Ann Pruitt

In Attorney at Work’s A2J Q&A series, Mary Juetten introduces the inspiring people behind innovative programs and initiatives. In this interview, she asks Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, about the TALS Legal Wellness Checkup application and more.Read The Rest


Managing: Product Review

Straight Edge: The New Westlaw Is Defined by Deep Search, Data Analytics

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The next Westlaw Next is here; and, it’s called Edge. I’m not entirely sure if that’s an homage to what Microsoft is now calling its browser. I imagine not — and let me tell you candidly that I’m far more impressed with the new developments in Westlaw research than with anything that’s come out of (or been destroyed by) Microsoft in years.Read The Rest


Part Two

Secrets of Online Legal Marketing: Managing the Pipeline

You can spend thousands of dollars on marketing campaigns, but if you are not managing them well, you will waste a lot of money. In Part One, we talked about the basics of online legal marketing: advertising, SEO, social media and email marketing. Now let’s dive into the six areas that are key to effectively managing your marketing and converting leads into paying clients.Read The Rest


HotDocs Product Spotlight

How Document Assembly Solves Three of Your Biggest Challenges

The key to a profitable law practice is to work smarter, not harder. One important tool that allows you to do this is document assembly. For 30 years, HotDocs technology has been used by law firms worldwide to improve their document production processes. Listed below are several best practices gained from thousands of small law firms that use HotDocs each day.Read The Rest


THOMSON REUTERS PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Challenge or Be Challenged: How to Relieve the Pressure of Running a Small Law Firm

Are you feeling like you can never get out from under the pressure of running a small law firm? Now you have statistics to validate that. When Thomson Reuters published their 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, it revealed these five challenges — and little has changed.Read The Rest


Time Solv Product Spotlight

Seven Ways to Increase Law Firm Billable Hours

Can your firm honestly say it’s collecting all the billable time possible? Clio’s bombshell Legal Trends Report in September startled the industry by showing a dramatically lower number of billable hours as a percentage of hours worked than previously thought.

So how can your firm increase billable hours? TimeSolv has been providing billing and timekeeping software since 1999, and after working with thousands of lawyers we’ve developed seven best practices to consider to make sure every hour possible is captured and billed accordingly.Read The Rest