Heidi Alexander

About Heidi Alexander

Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is the Deputy Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, where she helps manage organization operations and leads the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP). LOMAP provides free and confidential practice management assistance, guidance in implementing new law office technologies, and methods to attain healthy and sustainable practices. She is the author of Evernote as a Law Practice Tool and serves on the ABA's TECHSHOW Planning Board. In 2017, Heidi was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. She can be reached via email at heidi@masslomap.org.
18October, 2018

Cybersecurity Tips for Lawyers to Stay Vigilant to New Threats

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Here are tips to help make sure your data remains secure, your clients remain happy, and you remain ethically compliant.
Our friends at Attorney at Work sourced expert tips on what lawyers can do to stay ahead of hackers for a round of Friday 5+ Tech Tips a few months back.

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25September, 2018

3 Steps to Document Automation for Lawyers

You know automation is key to a better balance, but don’t know where to start? Documents. And you can get it done in 3 easy to understand steps — here they are.

We’ve already explained why you need to leverage automation. That post suggested three places to get started: Text, Documents, and Scheduling. MyCase compiled further guidance […]

16August, 2018

Law Practice Startup Workshop with a Suite Deal at Social Law Library

If you’re starting your own law practice — or just thinking about it — you have a lot of questions to answer. Do you know what technology to purchase? How to get clients? What entity to select? How to do an IOLTA three-way reconciliation?
Our next (FREE) Law Practice Startup Workshop at Social Law Library on […]

13July, 2018

New Rule 1.15A: What Client Files Are & How Long Lawyers Must Preserve Them

Effective September 1, 2018, new Rule 1.15A sheds light on what exactly the Client’s File actually is and how long lawyers need to preserve them. Find the answers to your questions here.
On June 7, 2018, the SJC adopted an order that amends the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court, and in particular, Massachusetts Rules of […]

5July, 2018

Can Power Posing Help Lawyers Gain Confidence?

Confidence helps any career flourish and it’s even more critical in the legal profession. Can adjusting your body posture really return immediate results? Here’s the ‘final’ word.
Words are never final in science, but the recent controversy over whether research concluding “power posing” is an effective way to gain confidence fast seems settled enough to call […]

11April, 2018

How to Use Evernote as a Law Practice Tool

Data Overload is real for almost everyone in 2018, but lawyers have exceptionally high ethical standards on their ability to manage it. Tool Option Overload is real too, so get control now with this practical approach to Evernote.
Attorneys are bombarded from every direction, many times with competing demands from clients, colleagues, staff, and family. If […]

7February, 2018

Standing Firm Against Harassment: Policy Guidelines for Law Firms

Law firms should take – and understand – these 5 minimum steps to effectively address sexual harassment.
This article was written collaboratively by Heidi S. Alexander, Justin L. Kelsey and Melissa Levine-Piro and was originally published in the November/December edition of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Massachusetts Lawyers Journal.

Before reading these guidelines, please consider participating in the […]

5January, 2018

Technology Lawyers Need to Adopt in 2018

Find out what technology you need to focus on implementing in your law practice to elevate performance without burning out.
Some tech decisions are obvious, like opting to use a second monitor. But there’s an overwhelming range of choices to consider implementing across your law practice. If you’re a lawyer, you don’t have time to waste evaluating endless options. […]

19December, 2017

Technology Lawyers Need for Better Client Service

Find out what tools you can use to give your clients the right experience with technology in your law practice.
Your clients want expedience, but they don’t want complications – and they also want to work with a human. To help you find the right balance, our friends at Attorney at Work sourced expert input on […]

7December, 2017

Essential Apps to Increase Efficiency in Your Law Practice

From budgeting to finding a parking spot in the city, the right apps can make you a more efficient lawyer and a more focused human.
Reliance on our smartphones is now the norm. 70% of lawyers report using a smartphone to do legal work while still at the office. There are even attorneys that have gone […]