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.
11March, 2016

Automate Your Practice with Microsoft Outlook Quickparts [Video]

Heidi’s vlogging debut! We spend a lot of time writing emails. But if we automate, we could save some of this valuable time. Outlook already has an automation tool ready for you to use: Quickparts. And Heidi has a video tutorial ready for you to watch right here!

16October, 2015

Guest Post: Get the Help You Need, But Don’t Blow the Wage Laws

Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Pontikes of Pontikes Law, LLC. Rebecca represents plaintiffs in employment law matters, including wage and hour claims. This post provides solo and small firms with the key differences between independent contractors, employees, and interns; and how to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, so that your firm […]

9October, 2015

Calling All Mac Attorneys: Discount for MILOfest 2015 

Join fellow Mac and iOS attorney enthusiasts this year at MILOfest 2015, November 12-14, back at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida.

What is MILOfest? 

MILOfest was born out of the Macs in the Law Office Google Group (MILO), a discussion listserv for legal professionals using Macs and iOS products in their law offices. The group, which […]

25September, 2015

Announcing Our New Startup Kit!

Thinking about opening your own practice? Be aware, there’s a lot more to it then merely hanging a shingle and being a good lawyer. You’ll need to understand how to conduct an IOLTA three-way reconciliation, set a budget, manage client files, obtain malpractice insurance, implement technology, market your practice, and much much more. That’s where, […]

11September, 2015

Announcing Our New Website: A Web Development Case Study for Solo and Small Firms

Web development is a much more dynamic process than it was previously. If you’re not refreshing your site every 2 to 3 years, you’ve fallen behind the times. No longer can you design a site and let it sit for years on end. You need to keep both your content and design fresh. If not, […]

28August, 2015

ABA’s GPSolo Comes to Boston – Discount for LOMAP Clients/Blog Readers

Ever wondered what it’s like to be Olivia Pope from ABC’s Scandal? Well, here’s your chance to find out at the American Bar Association’s GPSolo 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success in Boston on September 24 – 26. This year’s keynote speaker is Judy Smith, crisis management expert and inspiration for the […]

24July, 2015

Fastcase 50: Jared’s Big Debut

Jared has finally made it to the big leagues being named one of Fastcase 50’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders” in the legal industry. Why? Well, if you know Jared, I’m certain you can answer that question for yourself. But, I’ll boast on his behalf anyhow. Here’s a sampling of his accomplishments via Fastcase 50: “regular […]

19June, 2015

Secure Your Data: Part 3, Encryption Basics

This series began with a post on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Following up that statutory and regulatory update, I provided you with my top digital security tips, including tip #6: Encryption.

In this third post, you’ll learn about encryption. I promise no techie language, only […]

24April, 2015

Secure Your Data: Tips for Reviewing Vendor Service Agreements [Guest Post]

In my latest Secure Your Data series post, I provided my top digital data security tips, including tip #7: Vetting Providers. This bonus guest post digs deeper into your due diligence obligations. Attorney Louise Leduc Kennedy, whose practice involves drafting and negotiating service contracts for online software companies, explains what attorneys should be looking for […]

19March, 2015

Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Northeastern University Law Professor Deborah Ramirez to discuss her newest venture, JustiServ. I say “newest” because Professor Ramirez previously founded JusticeBridge, a law practice incubator with offices in Boston and New Bedford providing resources and education to new law school graduates to serve low-income clients.

As Professor Ramirez explained, she’s […]