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31 Dec 2012, 6:00 am by beverlym
If you are among the 45% who typically make a New Year’s Resolution, I genuinely wish you the best of luck. If your goals for 2013 include any of the following: Reducing your stress level Improving your office routines Increasing productivity Streamlining office systems Balancing the demands of work and home then resolve to get a [...] [read post]
14 Aug 2010, 12:40 pm by William L. Pfeifer, Jr.
Many of my clients know that in addition to my law practice, I am also a freelance legal writer. I've recently been given the opportunity to combine those two skills into one task - writing a website for lawyers for About.com. About.com is owned by the New York Times Company, and I'm looking forward to [...] [read post]
9 Mar 2013, 7:49 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Forrest Briscoe and Professor Dr. Wenpin Tsai, both of Penn State University Smeal College of Business, and Professor Dr. Marion Brivot of l’Université Laval, will present a paper entitled The Dilemma of technology and relationships: How the introduction of a knowledge management system affects workplace relationships in a corporate law firm, at The Shrinking Pyramid: Implications for Law Practice and the Legal Profession, a conference to be held 13 April 2013, at… [read post]
27 Jun 2013, 3:30 am by The Editors
It feels good to put your law firm’s business strategy into action, doesn’t it? No more time spent dithering over whether to spend the odd $50 on a banquet ticket. No more games of “my prospect is more important than yours!” You say you don’t have a plan? Wow. Really? Well, there’s probably comfort in knowing that yours isn’t the only law practice managing the business side of things in a reactive mode. But surely it’s cold comfort —… [read post]
28 May 2013, 3:00 am by Brett Owens
Last summer we began our journey toward an automated, money-printing practice when we discussed how to use project management apps to manage your practice and your people. Pardon me while I make the assumption that your firm has not quite yet begun to operate 100 percent autonomously … with your only remaining role being the cashing of your clients’ checks (paid early, of course). If that’s a reasonably accurate assumption, let’s continue our mission and highlight… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:11 am by Karen Dyck
Access to justice is an ongoing problem across Canada and the call is out for lawyers to contribute to the solution. Late last fall, the Canadian Bar Association’s Task Force on Access to Justice issued a final report, Envisioning Equal Justice. The Task Force set targets to bridge the growing gap between those who can afford legal services and those who are eligible for publically funded legal services (i.e. legal aid). One of those targets is that by 2020, all lawyers will volunteer legal… [read post]
24 Jan 2014, 2:00 am by Larry Port
If you want to run a successful business, you’re going to need some key performance indicators. All businesses focused on growth pay attention to certain key pieces of data that indicate the health of the business. Law firms offer professional services with uncertain outcomes for clients, some of whom are in crisis situations. So how do you measure success in such circumstances? 1. Your clients return or recommend you. Probably the biggest indicator of your ability to generate… [read post]
24 Jan 2014, 2:00 am by Larry Port
If you want to run a successful business, you’re going to need some key performance indicators. All businesses focused on growth pay attention to certain key pieces of data that indicate the health of the business. Law firms offer professional services with uncertain outcomes for clients, some of whom are in crisis situations. So how do you measure success in such circumstances? 1. Your clients return or recommend you. Probably the biggest indicator of your ability to generate… [read post]
23 Aug 2013, 3:00 am by The Editors
You just can’t avoid talk of school this time of year. It seems everyone is scurrying along on a scavenger hunt for essential supplies and first-day fashions, or losing sleep over what our “babies” will need in the dorm room. It’s all about getting ready for school. Maybe you should join in, too, and get ready to write a little learning into your fall calendar! For this Friday Five, we’re looking at five big events sure to expand the outlook of your law… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 2:00 am by Otto Sorts
The recent Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity (“A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers“) got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and technologies. It reminds me of my grandkids playing in the yard at dusk, when the fireflies come out. Soon, the kids are scrambling through the dark chasing, but seldom catching, those shiny, ephemeral glowbugs. While I have my own beefs against some of the new… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 2:00 am by Otto Sorts
The recent Attorney at Work compilation about time management and productivity (“A Matter of Time: Time Management and Productivity Tips for Lawyers“) got me thinking about how lawyers are drawn to chasing new trends and technologies. It reminds me of my grandkids playing in the yard at dusk, when the fireflies come out. Soon, the kids are scrambling through the dark chasing, but seldom catching, those shiny, ephemeral glowbugs. While I have my own beefs against some of the new… [read post]
27 Oct 2012, 7:45 pm by legalinformatics
Archived Twitter tweets in .csv format are available from COLPM 2012: College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference, held 26-27 October 2012 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, USA. The archived tweets cover both days of the conference. The Twitter hashtag for the conference was #colpm Click here for the conference Website. Click here for the conference program (pdf). Filed under: Applications, Conference Announcements, Conference resources, Tweet archives Tagged: College… [read post]
6 Apr 2010, 4:00 am by Sam Glover
Many law firms assume they need case management software and start shopping for case management software options. This approach is backwards. Instead of “What case management software do we need?,” the first question should be “Do we need case management software?” Firms considering case management software should ask three questions before shopping for software. 1. What do we want/need to accomplish? First, examine what you want or need to do. Do you want to associate… [read post]
2 Jul 2013, 9:27 am by The Editors
Time Management. Ha! As if it’s really possible to wrestle those slippery hours, minutes and days into any semblance of order, or exercise any control. Most days just whiz by, leaving you with nothing more than a longer to-do list — a task list that now syncs with multiple devices … and follows you everywhere. You work so hard, and always with the goal of pleasing others, there just isn’t a whole lot of time left over to focus on what pleases you. Well, that stops… [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 2:00 am by The Editors
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 change has arrived. At this point, you’re either on the bus or behind it. If you’re feeling a little panicky, or need a nudge in the right direction, you’ll find wit and wisdom on the new legal… [read post]
3 Feb 2014, 2:00 am by The Editors
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 change has arrived. At this point, you’re either on the bus or behind it. If you’re feeling a little panicky, or need a nudge in the right direction, you’ll find wit and wisdom on the new legal… [read post]
29 Apr 2010, 4:00 am by Sam Glover
A year ago, my firm was a solo practice. Now, I have an employee and three independent contractors working with me. I hope to add another employee in the fall, so we will have six people who need to communicate, collaborate, and cooperate. It is all part of my master plan, but our current systems [...]Rocket Matter: Is It The Right Software for My Law Firm? is a post from: Lawyerist [read post]
27 May 2010, 4:00 am by Guest
Guest post by Jack Newton. (Jack e-mailed me after seeing my post about Rocket Matter, and wanted the chance to weigh in. Since I view Rocket Matter and Clio as leading law practice management software options, it only made sense. -Sam) Thanks for considering Clio as a solution for your law practice management software needs. Here’s why, [...] Why Sam Should Use Clio for His Law Practice Management Software is a post from: Lawyerist [read post]
21 Jul 2010, 9:33 am by slkimbro
Jay Fleischman has a thought-provoking post up on his blog entitled “Being a Virtual Lawyer is all Mindset, Not Technology.”  You can read my comment below the post. Jay writes that regardless of the form of technology you use to operate a virtual law office, the key is having the right attitude to go with it.  He’s right.  To take advantage of the benefits that the technology gives us to make our professional lives more flexible, we have to be able to change our work habits and know… [read post]
9 Jun 2010, 4:00 am by Sam Glover
When I started my law firm, I bought Time Matters, but quickly found better options. However, now I am trying to decide whether my law firm would be better off with Rocket Matter or Clio than with Google Apps, which we currently use. After getting input from both companies (Rocket Matter here; Clio here), both [...] Test-Driving Case Management Software: First Impressions of Rocket Matter & Clio is a post from: Lawyerist [read post]