27December, 2014

Law Practice Management Lessons Learned from Serial’s M. Cristina Gutierrez

Even if you haven’t listened, you’ve likely heard of the podcast “Serial”, dubbed the most popular podcast in the world based on the number of iTunes downloads and having since served as the basis for a Saturday Night Live skit. From the creators of “This American Life”, the podcast “Serial” spans twelve episodes following the same […]

18December, 2014

Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship

In a recent book published by Attorney at Work, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, author Ida Abbott discusses the importance of sponsorship to the advance of women’s careers. By focusing on an audience of men, Ida provides a rare and needed perspective on how men can help advance women leaders in the law. I […]

10December, 2014

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 3: Technology Solutions

In Part 1 in our series on time management, we covered some basic solutions. In Part 2, we addressed some email management techniques. Now, we’ll consider a variety of technology solutions that will answer for tracking your time, saving your time, and, ultimately, increasing your efficiency.

Technology Conventions

One of the simplest technology upgrades you can implement […]

6December, 2014

Nostradami: Law Practice Management Predictions for 2015

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That’s messed up, right? It’s almost 2015. I know, I’m shocked, too. Here’s my face.

With 2015 (wait, what?!) rolling up around the corner, it’s time for the predictions blog posts to be, um . . . posted.

Let us enter upon the fray, courtesy of MyCase, which has recently listed no […]

5December, 2014

Positive Stability in Law Firms: How the Ship is Righted

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More often associated with the vacillations of a law firm is a term like ‘ebb and flow’; ‘steadiness’ is the less regularly attached descriptor. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should let the car steer you.

Or, the ship. In nautical terminology, positive stability describes the tendency of a ship to right itself, when […]

27November, 2014

Gee, Mail, Thanks!: Three Google Email Attachments

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Given the vast array of law practice technology options, as well as the further multitudes of office technology used in law firms, it’s no wonder that no two law offices share the same, exact technology rig — though, many share constituent parts.

There have been several noticeable shifts in practice management technology preferences since […]

14November, 2014

Secure Your Data: Part 1, An Update on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws

When the Massachusetts Data Privacy laws went into full effect in 2010, we wrote extensively on the topic; tracking back to this root post, you can access all of our blog posts on the subject.  Many of the early episodes of our podcast, the Legal Toolkit, were also dedicated to this topic.

Since 2010, we’ve experienced cyber attacks against major retailers such […]

7November, 2014

Buy Your Ticket to the WBA’s Gala TODAY!

If you weren’t already on Excitement Level Ten because today is FRIDAY, this should do the trick: Consider yourself invited to join the WBA at the 2014 Gala!

The Gala will be held on November 18th, at The Marriott Copley Place. The Cocktail Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, and Vendor Exhibits will kick off at 5pm. The Awards […]

30October, 2014

Clever Brand Shark: Lawyers and Professional Magnetism


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Admittedly, that was lazy.  (Did I mention that Yahoo has the Saturday Night Live archive now available online?)

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Solo and small firm attorneys are always hustling for business, in order to keep the pump primed.  Especially with respect to solo attorneys, there is no doubt as to where clients’ loyalties lie.  There […]

27October, 2014

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 2: Email Management

In Part 1 of our series on time management, we outlined some basic solutions for improving efficiency.  In this second part of our series, we will focus on email management.

Email is the root of most of our time management issues.  The staggering volume of email we send and receive is debilitating.  Many of us make […]