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 […]

7July, 2016

Are You Ready to Move Your Law Practice to the Cloud?

Everybody’s law practice is in the cloud but yours?

Using the cloud in your practice can provide a plethora of benefits for a law practice, including increased mobility, productivity, and even security. Once you’ve made the decision to move your practice to the cloud, you should approach the move through a series of preparatory steps. Whether […]

10June, 2016

Techno Dabble: How To Build an Informal, Internal Support Network

Sometimes, when you buy software, you don’t just buy software; what may come attached are certain accoutrements, one of which may be a support package, which may be fairly costly in its own right, and oftentimes a continuing expense.  The continued development of cloud products has meant an increase in intuitive applications, which require less […]

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 […]

13May, 2016

Privacy Breaches, Cybercrimes and the Practice of Law [Guest Post]

You may have noticed that we write a lot about data security at this blog.  That’s not by accident: lawyers have a seemingly ever-increasing number of professional responsibilities respecting the confidentiality of the client information they maintain; simultaneously, they’re opposed in those efforts by new, and more complex threats related to data breach.  But, that’s […]

6May, 2016

Managing Email Attachments with inMailX: Product from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

Charity Anastasio, our counterpart at the Washington State Bar’s LOMAP, found inMailX in the exhibit halls of ABA TECHSHOW 2016. We haven’t tried it yet, but if you deal in high volumes of email attachments, it definitely sounds like a product you might want to look into. Charity will tell you more in the video, […]

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 […]