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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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 […]

27June, 2018

Understanding What the 2017 Tax Reform Act Means for Your Law Firm [Webinar]

 BONUS full-hour edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, we have two experts ready to help you understand how your law practice might be able to benefit from the tax cuts that took effect at the start of 2018.
On July 10th at noon (eastern) Mary Vandenack and Michael Weaver will present
Understanding What the the 2017 Tax […]

7June, 2018

NEW Workshop! Techniques for Practicing Law with ADHD

Free and Confidential Workshop: Techniques for Practicing Law with ADHD on October 26, 2018.
Depending on your circumstances, ADHD can feel like a burden or a superpower. Clinical staff at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL is the same organization behind our Mass LOMAP services) designed a 3-hour workshop specifically for law students, lawyers, and other legal professionals who face […]

24May, 2018

2018 Tax Reform Essentials for Lawyers [Guest Post]

Tax reform made effective January 1, 2018 brought big changes to the system. Find out how your work and income as a lawyer fits with these provisions until they expire in 2025.
Mary Vandenack and Michael Weaver of Vandenack Weaver LLC presented a bonus edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers for us in July 2018 on Understanding […]

3May, 2018

Technology Competence for Lawyers: Ethical Duties in Two Rules

Lawyers are required to demonstrate competence with technology. Here’s the latest publication from the Massachusetts BBO and our best tips to help you to use tech right and stay ethically compliant.
The Massachusetts SJC created new ethical obligations for lawyers on July 1, 2015 in its amendments to Rules 1.1 and 1.6, bringing relevant parts current […]

27April, 2018

Quick Tips for Lawyers to Beat Stress, Build Happiness, and Boost Productivity [Webinar]

In this edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Anne Brafford will show you where to shift your focus to feel better and work better- in 32 minutes.
How often do you experience stress without taking time to process it? Does it seem you have too much stress to even begin processing it? We often rush through […]

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 […]

21March, 2018

Best Practices for Law Firm Data Security and Client File Privacy [Guest Post]

Data security is critical for lawyers. Here’s how to start managing this risk as proactively as your clients and ethics standards deserve.
We thank the team at Lawyerist.com for this helpful guest post. Before jumping into this practical primer, check out the extensive writing on data security Heidi has published here on our blog, and plan […]

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 […]