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 […]

18March, 2016

Time-Saving Email Tips [Video]

Heidi is back on the vlog this week, still trying to help you save some of the valuable time you currently spend on email. Last week she taught you how to use Outlook Quick Parts to automate drafting. This week she has two time-saving tips that require no new technology.

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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.

29February, 2016

Solid State of Affairs: What Can Your Hard Drive Do for You?

One of the best ways to save money in a small law practice is to make intelligent purchasing choices respecting technology.  If your law firm can achieve a high level of efficiency at a reasonable cost, you’ll end up operating at an advantage over your competitors — many of whom will wait until the bitter […]