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Analog Attorney

Perfect Gifts for the Analog Attorney in Your Life

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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. Get one of these six gifts for your retro-tech friends and they’ll say thanks for such a remarkably thoughtful present. Probably with a handwritten card in perfect cursive.Read The Rest

Well Said!

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

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 of your origination credit and your firm gets so many billable hours? Have you…Read The Rest


Steps to Quiet Focus

Make 2018 More Productive With This HBR Strategy

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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 David Rock (Your Brain at Work), to propose that working in a quiet mental and physical space maximizes the quality and the quantity of the work accomplished. Getting the work done is, after all, the ultimate objective among the many we wrangle each day.

This notion of focusing on the work first reminds me of a partner in my former law firm.Read The Rest


On Balance

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

On Balance Legal Ethics

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 prepare for an end-of-year audit of your biggest risks — and plan how to fix them in the new year. Bonus checklist worksheet. Read The Rest


Foster Web Marketing Product Spotlight

How to Market Your Law Firm in Today’s Online World

As new technology emerges and new trends take over, how we market our business changes. You have to keep up in order to stay relevant, and all of the moving pieces should work together seamlessly so you can spend more time focused on generating new clients, and less time…Read The Rest


FREE GUIDE FROM ATTORNEY AT WORK

Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

Engage Social Media Marketing

Today, the question is not whether you should be on social media — it’s how long will it take you to get up to speed. For “Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing” we asked top law firm marketers for advice on where lawyers should focus their efforts — and for their best tips on how to up your game.Read The Rest


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

Three Basic Tips to Improve Your Law Firm Management

Do you know what separates the most successful law firms from the rest? How they spend 10 percent of their time, according to the Thomson Reuters 2016 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study. Inefficient allocation of your time has a direct impact on law firm success. How can you adopt time-saving routines and improve your time management so you can spend more time on money generating activity and find work-life balance? Read The Rest