Heidi Alexander

About Heidi Alexander

Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is the Director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP), where she advises lawyers on practice management matters, provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies, and helps lawyers develop healthy and sustainable practices. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology. She is also the author of the forthcoming publication by the ABA’s Law Practice Division, Evernote as a Law Practice Tool and serves on the ABA’s TECHSHOW Planning Board.
20July, 2017

10 Microsoft Outlook Features Lawyers Should Use

If you’re one of the many lawyers relying on MS Outlook for email, calendaring, and maybe more – you need to utilize these features.
1. Schedule Emails by Delaying Delivery

While you may work 24/7 for your clients, do you really want them to think you are available at 3am on Saturday morning? I’d advise against it. Instead, […]

10July, 2017

5 Steps to Minimize Data Breach Risks in Your Law Practice

Follow these steps to avoid data breaches in your law practice that would make you WannaCry.
WannaCry. WannaCry. WannaCry. Yes, that’s how many lawyers feel when they think about digital data security, especially the folks over at DLA Piper who were recently hit with a type of ransomware similar to WannaCry, known as Petrwrap/Petya.

Let’s face it, […]

7March, 2017

Automation in Law Practice: Where to Start (and Why!)

Implementing automation in your law practice can save you time and money. Here’s what you need to know.
In the current state of the legal market, the demand for legal services is high, but clients are looking to pay less. This plays out in a number of ways. For large law firms, companies seek reduced rates […]

22February, 2017

How to Vet Cloud Technology Providers

Deciding to use cloud technology in your law practice is only the first step. It’s a great first step – but you still need to vet those cloud technology providers!
If you’ve ever heard me speak, you’ll know that I advocate for the use of cloud technology in today’s law firms. There are at least three rock […]

18January, 2017

8 Tips to Maximize Your Law Firm’s Digital Marketing

You’re a lawyer with a website. Now what?
These days most attorneys have a website (and, if you don’t, we need to talk). But, a website doesn’t automatically get you business. There is a lot more to online marketing then merely putting up a simple website. You first need to understand what your potential clients are […]

9January, 2017

Your Invitation to Our January 12th Breakfast Gathering

Hello Friends, Clients, and Colleagues,

The end of 2016 brought about a number of changes for LOMAP and its parent organization, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. We bid farewell to Rodney and Jared, but welcomed a new practice advisor, Susan Letterman White, and Executive Director of LCL, Anna Levine. In addition, I’m proud to announce our new […]

31October, 2016

Winning Strategies to Increase Productivity

We all want to increase productivity. And we don’t have time to waste on strategies with poor ROI.
According to research conducted at Harvard University and published in Science magazine, we spend almost half of our waking hours thinking about something other than what we are currently doing. It’s no wonder that we reach the end […]

6October, 2016

How to Limit Tech Overload

Technology can be great – so great that we find ourselves facing tech overload. Here’s how to limit it.
I love technology. I love new gadgets. I love thinking about how technology can transform the legal profession and how it can help bring legal services to a vastly underserved market. But, as much as I love […]

16August, 2016

A Primer on Law Practice Startup Tech

Law practice startup tech can shape your work-life balance. We saved the best for last in our Startup Questions series!
The first five steps to get moving on your law practice startup tech:

A laptop or tablet is ideal for mobile practitioners, and can serve as a primary computing device. A redundant backup system using external hard drives […]

12August, 2016

Entity Selection for Law Practice Startups

Entity selection is one of your first, foundational decisions as a law practice startup, and you want to get it right.
Entity selection is always one of the first considerations in starting a law practice, and it’s worth your time to think it through. There are a number of considerations to weigh when determining whether and what […]