In November 2012, Avvo, primarily known for its lawyer profile and rating service, launched a new tool to help streamline and maximize the use of online marketing platforms by law firms. The product, Avvo Ignite Suite, is a robust client conversion solution. It goes far beyond what a free Google Analytics account can do for […]
On July 11, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published for public comment its proposed revisions to those rules.
You were probably on vacation.
Only, this is important. The Committee has suggested extensive revisions to the Rules (the most sweeping since the adoption of the majority of the […]
It used to be that no one was afraid of Virginia Woolf; so, it must have been that people were looking for something else to be afraid of; and, it appears that businesspeople have found their foil: the marketing plan, a close cousin of the business plan. I’ve said before that I think lawyers should […]
Service providers must walk a thin line when it comes to customer service. On the one hand, your clients need your services; on the other hand, they could very easily choose someone else to do the work.
Regardless of the work you put in marketing your practice, and the potential inevitability of the client’s choice, […]
Guest Post: Go MILO: 2013 Edition of Popular Conference is in Late October; Early Bird Registration Still AvailableJared Correia
Since I’ve been at LOMAP, I have witnessed a decided shift in computing preferences: whereas, five years ago, most of the attorneys I talked to were PC users, now, more than half of the attorneys that I consult with use Macs — and, that figure is growing. In fact, this is a general […]
Recently, guest poster Jeffery Clark covered the impending demise of Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP, which will sunset on April 8, 2014. In his thoughtful and detailed post, Jeffrey relayed a number of options for moving on from XP.
Not that folks are actually getting a move on . . . It’s estimated […]
If you have not yet heard, I am now writing a monthly column for the website, Attorney at Work. It’s called ‘Managing’, and it’s got a cool logo, and all (the Shadow knows); but, I also try to throw some good content up in there, on the regular.
This month, I covered five fee agreement […]
The Massachusetts Data Protection statutes and rules compel encryption in certain scenarios; and, a modern interpretation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct would suggest that encrypting data is the appropriate move in certain circumstances; but, beyond that, it’s also a pretty good idea, as a general practice, to encrypt your clients’ sensitive data. […]
Nobody starts a law firm on exactly the footing they expect. Even though some attorneys work an aggressive plan for establishing a new practice, there are always things left a slide; and, for some, practice management is thrust upon them. The absolute best time to settle your firm practices is at its inception. If you […]
Lawyers generally dislike timekeeping. Naturally, nobody enjoys measuring out the time of his life in small increments appearing on the other side of a computer screen. At least you’re getting paid. And, at least there are ever-increasing ways to capture your time, while you pass it. If you’ve got an established workflow, there’s likely a […]