24October, 2016

Pro Bono Week 2016 Starts on October 23

Pro Bono Week 2016 is here. You know participating will help others; find out how it can help you too.

This is nothing new: Solo and small practice lawyers’ top concern is getting more clients. This makes sense, because it’s essential to your paycheck and marketing classes are not law school’s wheelhouse. (And marketing campaigns take […]

6September, 2016

How to Avoid a Data Breach: Best Practices for the Small Law Firm

We’ll be at Social Law Library on December 8th with practical guidance on data security for small law firms.
If you’re wondering exactly what your small law firm needs to do to protect against threats to your data, this program is for you. Bring your specific security needs, and work with experts who can give you […]

13July, 2016

Emergent Technology for Better Client Relations [Podcast]

How can you harness emergent technology like smart contracts, Bitcoin, and blockchain to help you serve your clients better?

Heidi recently spoke with Josh Stark, head of Operations & Legal at Ledger Labs, to find out how emergent technology could impact the practice of law.

Listen to the Emergent Technology episode of Legal Toolkit here.

Josh explains […]

30June, 2016

Seize the Day: The Pause That Refreshes

Lawyers have a reputation for being workaholics.  Much of it is deserved.  Even though it’s harder now than ever before to make a living, let’s not kid ourselves: attorneys have been working overtime for a long, long . . . long time.  The ability to work oneself into the ground, in this profession, is (more […]

19May, 2016

Finders’ Mutation: Getting Discovered Online

Back in the day, you could hide from the internet.  There was a time (like when horseless carriages were in general use) when potential clients would not look for or vet lawyers online — at least not aggressively.  This was a function of a lack of information (just think of how much more stuff is […]

15April, 2016

Moving to the Cloud: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

Heidi Alexander spoke with fellow panelist + Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port to recap their ABA TECHSHOW session, which also featured Clio’s Jack Newton, on practicing in the cloud. Listen to Larry cover the main highlights, from risk analysis to test-driving software options.

4March, 2016

Factoring Out the Factory: Process is NOT a Dirty Word [Video]

If you already know how advantageous it can be to leverage workflows in your law practice but hesitate to automate, Jared is here to calm your fears. And if you don’t already know how much the right processes can help, Jared covers that too. All in 90 seconds.

22January, 2016

Online Checkup: Google Yourself [Video]

Yes. Google yourself. Jared will tell you what’s at stake if you don’t.

When you’re ready to start managing your reputation, head over to the Legal Toolkit podcast, Online Reviews: Yelp for Help.

And after you’ve Googled yourself, you deserve to treat yourself. (Hopefully to something more entertaining than Paw Patrol.)

14January, 2016

Thirds: Reachable New Year’s Resolutions for Lawyers [Video]

Here’s how to meet your New Year’s Resolutions: Discard them in favor of better ones! So here’s 90 seconds of Jared with THREE things you should, and actually can, accomplish in 2016.

Spoiler Alerts: Staff Management, Marketing/Networking, Tech Updates.

(If you listen really hard, you can hear how excited I am by Jared’s first suggested resolution.)

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6January, 2016

Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? The Best of the Guests

Every year, we receive and publish high-quality guest blog posts on a variety of subjects.  As the New Year turns over, our annual tradition has been to collect those guest blog posts into one omnibus post, thereby republishing them.  Not wanting 2015 to feel left out, we’ve just done that for it, below.

Thanks to all […]