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 […]

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, […]

4December, 2015

Hedge Fund: The Value of Retainers [Video]

Jared brought his friends Chuckie Sullivan + Rod Tidwell into this week’s vlog to talk about retainers.*

In 90 seconds, find out why you need to collect retainers and how you can structure them.

* No. Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding, Jr. don’t actually appear in character from Good Will Hunting and Jerry Maguire, respectively, in this […]

13November, 2015

Backtrack: Make Doubly Sure Your Law Firm Data is Secure [Video]

Jared insists that your firm back up its data. TWICE.

Wait, let’s make this more clear: He insists ONCE that you back up your data TWICE. But you can watch the video twice. Or thrice. Or quad… four times.

Just make sure you watch it at least once to find out why and how you […]

5November, 2015

Billing Construction: Drafting Bills Clients Waddle to Pay [Video]

Jared tells you a few things you can do to encourage clients to pay their bills (and retain your services!).

He also tells you what he’s wearing for Halloween. All in 90 seconds. Watch now:

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 […]

2October, 2015

Guest Post: Office Space Choices for the Solo or Small Law Firm

As with many of the choices that lawyers are faced with in modern practice, selecting an office space yields a plethora of options – perhaps even an overwhelming number. Do you acquire a traditional lease? How about a virtual office? A co-working space? Or, do you just stay home? Fortunately, […]