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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Advertising on Facebook, According to a Social Media Expert

Budgets, data, and audiences. Oh, my.<p>As a social media consultant and speaker, Andrea Vahl spends a lot of time on Facebook. But instead of checking out her friends pictures and profiles, she focuses on ads placed by all kinds of businesses. What she sees sometimes makes her shake her …

Weekly Work Planning Template

Productivity systems like Getting Things Done (GTD) don’t necessarily translate smoothly to a law practice. You need to be able to look at the “big …

Lawyer Hourly Rate Calculator

Figuring out what to charge is hard when you are just starting out. It is made harder by bar associations, which are wary of allowing any discussion …

Price Like a Professional Because That’s What You Are

Setting your hourly billing rate or quoting flat fees is a big challenge when you are starting out, launching as a solo, or re-vamping your practice. …

Basic Tech Competence

This checklist covers the knowledge and skills that make up basic technological competence for lawyers. Learn what lawyers should know about data …

How to Organize Paperless Client Files

Organizing paperless client files is simple: organize digital client files exactly how you organized your files before you went paperless. Go with …

How to change your Apple ID and email address

Need to change the email address associated with your Apple ID? Here's how.Your Apple ID is your gateway to all of Apple's cloud services: iTunes, …

10 Elements of a Successful Law Firm Website Home Page

After spending many hours reviewing submissions for this year’s Best Law Firm Websites competition, sometimes I was not impressed. That’s not to say …

First Look: LegalBoard

LegalBoard is the first keyboard designed by lawyers for lawyers. It allows you to add track changes, comments, and common legal terms, symbols, and …

How to Overcome Your To-Do List Anxiety

One of the great ironies of the modern workplace is how much time we spend trying to make our systems work <i>for</i> us rather than <i>against us</i>. So often, the …

Baseline Computer Security for Lawyers

In “Threat Modeling for Lawyers,” I wrote about a structured way of thinking about what you need to protect, who you need to protect it from, and how …

Amazon Echo Is Both Useful and Risky For Lawyers

The hands-free functionality of voice recognition software can be a game-changer for busy legal professionals that need to access software or devices …

5 Microsoft Word Rules You Must Follow

Microsoft Word is a powerful piece of software that conceals many of its most useful features. Unfortunately, using Word over time doesn’t improve …

What Can You Do When Your Office Goes Up In Flames?

<i>While Jared Correia was a practice management advisor (PMA) in Massachusetts, he helped lawyers deal with many law practice … issues</i><i>. In his column,</i> …

Stop Making Excuses for Not Going Paperless

According to the National Center for State Courts, the Washington Supreme Court began to accept electronic filings in 1997—<i>19</i> years ago. Now, every …

Paperless Office

Law Firm Holiday Cards: Everything You Need to Know

<i>This was originally published on the JurisPage blog. It is republished here with permission.</i>With the holidays approaching, it’s getting to be the …

Clio Law Practice Management Software Review (2018)

Clio is a powerful, innovative, user-friendly law practice platform that offers law firms an array of options for adding functionality through its …

Weekend Project: Video Calls

One of the coolest future moments I’ve experienced was a couple of years ago when I was riding my bike, towing my daughters in the trailer. We were …

Google Hangout

7 Reasons Why Lawyers Will Love iOS 10

Last week, Apple released their latest phone operating system iOS 10. While it may be easy to dismiss this upgrade as merely just a glorification of …

4 Things Small Firms Can Do to Avoid Extinction

In an interview with NZ blog <i>LawFuel</i>, Jordan Furlong gave some advice to solo and small-firm lawyers who want to “avoid extinction.”1. Learn to Use …

Profit

How To Avoid Billing for Interruptions

Lawyers are interrupted <i>a lot,</i> as often as every three to ten minutes. The difficulty of recollecting our time when we are interrupted so often can be …

Self Control

Your Relationships with Clients Aren't As Strong As You Think

Solo and small-firm lawyers often cite their strong personal relationships with clients as one of the main reasons why computers aren’t going to make …

Lawyerist.com — Join your tribe. Grow your firm.

The practice of law is changing. You need to understand whether your firm is positioned for success in the coming years. Our free Small Firm …

Software

4 Things to Do Before You Spend a Dollar on Online Marketing

The other day, a Pennsylvania lawyer asked members of a trust and estate listserv whether they follow up with clients a few years after they deliver …

Make Your Website's First Sentence Count

Ten seconds is about how long you have to convince the average visitor to your law firm website to stick around. That is just about long enough to …

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

5 Things to Tell Prospects That Will Turn Them Into Clients

Home > Law Firm Marketing > 5 Things to Tell Prospects That Will Turn Them Into Clients<p>Have you been looking for the “magic words” to tell prospects …

How to tell if any of your accounts have been hacked

Internet users have obviously known for some time that hackers pose a serious threat, but we all got a shocking reminder when security researchers …

Nuance Power PDF Advanced - Better Than Adobe Acrobat?

Adobe Acrobat Professional is powerful software, which can help lawyers do more with PDF files in e-filing, e-discovery, and general everyday law …

3 Steps to Help You Stop Competing on Price

Home > Law Firm Marketing > 3 Steps to Help You Stop Competing on Price<p>The last economic downturn had a sobering effect on legal pricing; add to that …