20December, 2013

Manage Your Practice by Managing Your Time

December marks a particularly stressful time of year. You may be anxious to tackle your professional to-do list before making plans with family, finishing up last-minute holiday shopping and ringing in the New Year. In order to get everything accomplished this month, you’ll need to be effective in managing your time. Here are six helpful […]

14December, 2013

Middle of the Road: The Treatment of Flat Fees

As clients demand further cost certainty from their attorneys, it appears that offers of alternative fee arrangements (which I am defining here, generally, as non-billable hour models) are beginning to affect law firm choice .  Certainly, there are a number of alternative fee arrangements that lawyers may utilize, or derive; and, the flat fee option, […]

6December, 2013

The Antidote to Malpractice Risk: Technology

Malpractice claims against attorneys are on the rise.  According to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, from 2008 to 2011, malpractice claims rose thirty percent.  Real estate, personal injury, and family law rank as the highest risk areas for malpractice claims.  Firms with two to five attorneys have the greatest risk […]

25November, 2013

Limited Release: The Marketing Platform, Revealed!

(It’s not every day I use an exclamation point to punctuate a blog post title, right? This is probably important.)

My list of life’s regrets looks something like this:

(1) When I was in 2nd grade, I appended pictures to a posterboard for a science fair project, thereby inventing BOTH Pinterest AND Instagram. I never followed up […]

15November, 2013

Guest Post: Embracing Online Reviews and Dealing with Negative Publicity

Over the last decade, online review sites have exploded, and consumers now factor online reviews heavily into their purchasing decisions. For the modern entrepreneur, online reviews are an unavoidable cost of doing business. So, What do you do when you get a negative review online? This is a question we receive at […]

8November, 2013

Are You LinkedIn or Are You Linked Out? The Ethics of Endorsements

LinkedIn, the social network of choice for lawyers and other mature individuals everywhere, offers two major endorsement options to users. The first is a written endorsement, where one user will compose a testimonial about another user (either of their own volition, or at the other user’s request); once the testimonial is complete and has been […]

2November, 2013

A Newbie’s Perspective: MILOfest 2013: A Mac-Lovin’ Lawyers Event

This October, I had the opportunity to attend the premier event for Mac lawyer fanatics:  MILOfest.  If you don’t know MILO, you should.  MILO stands for “Macs in the Law Office” and serves as a popular listserv for Mac attorneys to discuss all things Mac-related.  Held in Disney World in Orlando and organized by New […]

2November, 2013

A Newbie’s Perspective: MILOfest 2013: A Mac-Lovin’ Lawyers Event

 

This October, I had the opportunity to attend the premier event for Mac lawyer fanatics:  MILOfest.  If you don’t know MILO, you should.  MILO stands for “Macs in the Law Office” and serves as a popular listserv for Mac attorneys to discuss all things Mac-related.  Held in Disney World in Orlando and organized by New […]

25October, 2013

New HIPAA Rule, New Liability for Lawyers

Earlier this year, new HIPAA regulations were implemented under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. The rule extends certain requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Those requirements include privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification rules. Under the new rule, […]

17October, 2013

If You Build It (Your Internet Presence), They Will Come: A Four-Meeting Group Series for Solo Practitioners

Whether you like it or not, an Internet presence is essential to your solo or small firm practice. This involves more than merely building a website.  It will require time and work on your part.  But, if you do it right, it will pay off in the long run.  Fortunately, we have a program that […]