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 […]

5January, 2016

The Posts of Christmas Past: Our Best of 2015

It’s that time of year again . . . when we select our very best blog posts from the preceding year.  Amazingly enough, this will be our 7th annual version of this post.  That’s a lot of blog posts to have chosen from; but, we try to exercise our very best judgment, each and every year.  Just forty-three years on, […]

11December, 2015

Who Goes There? The Assumption of an Inverse Relationship between Service and Security

Lawyers have been reticent to apply stricter security models to their practices in part because they assume that, as security features increase, convenience decreases, for staff and for clients.  A typical example of this line of thinking relates to email encryption: Attorneys realize the importance of locking down sensitive information; but, when they are confronted […]