23August, 2019

Disaster Planning: Resources for Solo + Small Law Practices

It’s normal for us to think we’re unlikely to be affected by a disaster, but the climate is changing and so are our odds. If you aren’t on top of disaster planning in your law practice, don’t wait another hurricane season.
The end of August means hurricane season is here. And after hurricane season is over — […]

13August, 2019

Best Practices for File Naming Conventions in Law Practice

Using best practices for naming files in your law practice can save you time and frustration. The Law Practice Management & Technology Division at the Chicago Bar Association produced a helpful tutorial shared below.
Ivy B. Grey (author of American Legal Style for PerfectIt) and Catherine Sanders Reach (director of the Center for Practice Management at […]

20June, 2019

Closing a Solo or Small Law Practice: The Short List for Succession Planning

When it’s time to close a law practice, you need to do it right — and you can ease the process for your future self with the right operations during the life of your practice. Find more on the steps to closing a law practice here.
Even if you don’t have plans to do so any […]

23May, 2019

Anatomy of a Law Firm Data Breach [Guest Post]

Is a data breach in your law practice inevitable? Understand the common elements of a breach and plan to minimize risks to your clients and business.
We thank Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek at Sensei Enterprises, Inc. for this helpful guest post!

INTRODUCTION.

“I could have evaded the FBI a lot longer if I had been able […]

25April, 2019

13 Top FAQ on Cybersecurity from Lawyers [Guest Post]

As critical as it is, cybersecurity can feel so overwhelming that many lawyers don’t know where to start. Get the experts’ answers to the most frequently asked questions they hear from lawyers here — along with our best resources for lawyers to lock down their data.
We thank Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek […]

14March, 2019

Fee Agreement Best Practice Guide for Lawyers in Massachusetts [Templates]

Popular demand spoke and we formed a Fee Agreement Working Group in response. The group worked hard, and the Massachusetts Fee Agreement Best Practice Guide for Lawyers is now available for download!
In collaboration with the Massachusetts Bar Association and with input from the Massachusetts Office of Bar Counsel, we are happy to release the Massachusetts Fee Agreement Best Practice Guide […]

20February, 2019

Demystifying Cyber Insurance for Lawyers [Webinar]

Judy Selby shares what you need to know about cyber insurance as a lawyer — in this 29-minute episode of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
As technology, cyber, and privacy risks continue to increase, many lawyers poorly understand insurance coverage for these exposures, causing a range of potential pitfalls.

Get the basics of cyber insurance coverage and practical […]

14February, 2019

Stress on Lawyers: Threat Perception + Growth Mindset

High stress in the legal profession is old news confirmed with recent research sparking the formation of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. Find out how to handle stress better by changing how you understand threat perception.
The dictionary definition of stress is “a state … of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to […]

7February, 2019

Does Every Lawyer Need a Digital Detox? [Guest Post]

Unless you’re one of the rare lawyers already advanced in practicing self-care, you probably think a digital detox can wait — and anyone waiting for your work product can’t. Find out how to get off the path to burnout before you find yourself already there.
We thank Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek at Sensei […]

23January, 2019

Lawyers for Affordable Justice: What Law Students + Lawyers Need to Know

LAJ offers mentorship and more to its panel attorneys, helping to fill the void of mandated professional training available for lawyers and close gaps in access to justice for the public.
Law students graduate into a lack of structure around training. While it can start in law school, sufficient training to transform from student to practicing […]