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 2017 edition of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Massachusetts Lawyers Journal.

Workplace harassment is not a new phenomenon, but […]

2February, 2018

Law Practice Startup: Operations Best Practices for Solo and Small Firms

To operate a sustainable law practice, you have to do more than practice law well. You have to run your practice like a business – and do that well, too. Our Best Practices for Solo and Small Law Firm Operations are outlined here, covering all the essentials from IOLTA to Paperless Intake.
Our law practice advisors […]

10July, 2017

5 Steps to Minimize Data Breach Risks in Your Law Practice

Follow these steps to avoid data breaches in your law practice that would make you WannaCry.
WannaCry. WannaCry. WannaCry. Yes, that’s how many lawyers feel when they think about digital data security, especially the folks over at DLA Piper who were recently hit with a type of ransomware similar to WannaCry, known as Petrwrap/Petya.

Let’s face it, […]

22February, 2017

How to Vet Cloud Technology Providers

Deciding to use cloud technology in your law practice is only the first step. It’s a great first step – but you still need to vet those cloud technology providers!
If you’ve ever heard me speak, you’ll know that I advocate for the use of cloud technology in today’s law firms. There are at least three rock […]

6September, 2016

What Lawyers Should Know About Data Security [Guest Post]

Lawyers need to know how their data is actually secured. Here are the questions you should be able to answer, and more.
We thank Kurt Simione, founder of Technology Seed, LLC. for this helpful guest post.
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Security patches, Antivirus, Firewall, VPN . . . All nice buzzwords, catch-phrases and feel-good terms, right – but do they matter? Okay. […]

12August, 2016

Entity Selection for Law Practice Startups

Entity selection is one of your first, foundational decisions as a law practice startup, and you want to get it right.
Entity selection is always one of the first considerations in starting a law practice, and it’s worth your time to think it through. There are a number of considerations to weigh when determining whether and what […]

28July, 2016

Do Lawyers Need Malpractice Insurance in Massachusetts?

We’re starting off a series on Startup Questions with one of the most common inquiries we hear: legal malpractice insurance requirements for Massachusetts attorneys.
Massachusetts does not require legal malpractice insurance for attorneys. However, it is highly recommended to mitigate the cost of a malpractice insurance claim.

There are a number of places from which attorneys can acquire malpractice […]