29April, 2016

Tips for Lawyers on LinkedIn: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

Yet another product of Heidi’s time in Chicago last month at ABA TECHSHOW 2016: The official experts on LinkedIn for Lawyers shared 5 excellent tips for attorneys to get the most traction possible from LinkedIn, and you can get them all in under 2 minutes! If you have a whole hour, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers is in its 2nd […]

22April, 2016

7 Tactics for Building Strong Passwords [Guest Post]

It’s a basic tenet of personal and professional data security: You need strong passwords, if you want to better secure your private information.  Even as that is a well-known proposition, the most common passwords are easily cracked.  Part of the challenge, especially for businesses, comes in establishing effective password regimes.  The following guest blog post […]

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.

7April, 2016

Webconferencing Session: Recap from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

At ABA TECHSHOW 2016, Heidi Alexander presented with Kate Jasaitis on webconferencing options and tips for attorneys to consider in conducting remote client (and other) meetings. After the session, Heidi caught up with audience member and Toronto attorney Peter Aprile for his feedback. Peter blogs at Counter Tax Lawyers, casts pods at Building NewLaw, and […]

12February, 2016

ABA TECHSHOW: 2 Discounts + 2 Presentations by Heidi

Early Bird registration for this year’s ABA TECHSHOW ends in THREE DAYS. You can add our Discount Code (EP1620) to the early rates for additional savings over the standard rate.

This year, the conference will run from March 16 through 19 at the Hilton Chicago.

ABA TECHSHOW has 30 years of experience bringing lawyers and technology […]

28January, 2016

Technophile or Technophobe? Don’t Let One Bad Day Ruin It for Everyone Else

So, you had a bad day.  Happens to the best of us.  Even so, you shouldn’t let it color your vision of the future.  Let’s take the example of legal technology applications.

When lawyers deign to upgrade their software, after much cajoling and a number of conversations over the rotary dial telephone, the whole traumatic experience […]

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.)

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 […]