You can’t log into Twitter without seeing a post about legal technology (#legaltech), and it seems like there are legal technology conferences happening almost every week. For example, last week, technologists and attorneys got together at Stanford CodeX for the FutureLaw conference. Yesterday, the East Coast contingent gathered at Suffolk Law School’s LIT (Legal Innovation and Technology) Conference.
It’s incredibly... Read More
Technology is and will increasingly be an essential part of running a law firm. The law practice management solutions available today offer so many advantages and efficiencies over traditional practices. There are still downsides, however, and first and foremost on the minds of many attorneys is data protection and security. In particular, cloud-based software and storage solutions are the... Read More
A Solo Law Firm Girl, Practicing in a Tech-Savvy World
It’s tough running a solo practice! If you are a small or solo law firm, as I am, you probably already know the struggle that comes with not having a large foundation to help support it. Add all the legal technology choices to the mix, and you might feel as... Read More
Legal Innovations Meet Criminal Defense Practice
Last week, legal system experts of all kinds gathered at the Legal Services Corporation Innovations in Technology Conference in New Orleans. Let the good times roll, indeed! The last time I traveled to the Big Easy was on a firm retreat at my first ever post-law-school job… I had beads thrown at me at... Read More
Forget The Cyber Deals, Let’s Refocus On How a Colorado Law Practice Can Give Thanks
Recognizing Community & Clients
Thanksgiving is – as advertised – a time when we give thanks to those around us. Unfortunately, it seems that lately this sentiment has gotten away from us. What was once the last frontier of non-commercialized holidays has officially fallen victim to... Read More
Finding a lawyer might seem far easier today than it used to be, thanks to a host of online legal directories that connect potential clients with area attorneys. For a solo practitioner, a directory listin seems like easy (and seemingly free) marketing avenues for a law practice. In truth, though, it’s a bit more complicated than that.
I’ve done the... Read More
Hi all, so we took a few weeks off from posts. I was in trial, then at a sentencing (separate cases), and then in yet a third jurisdiction for a first appearance and negotiations with the DA. Suffice it to say, my car now has many more miles than this time just two weeks ago. So, what happens when... Read More
Alternative work arrangements are all the rage these days, and for attorneys, working outside the office (even occasionally) has important implications for a law practice (see my recent post acknowledging National Work From Home Week for more).
As any attorney knows, client issues can crop up anytime. Literally – in the morning before you’ve had coffee, over lunch with your... Read More
Yes, I’m Talking About Working From Home!
Law practice has changed. A lot. In the coming months, I’ll be talking more about the shifts in how today’s lawyers are serving clients, but in honor of National Work From Home Week, let’s first explore remote working (a.k.a. the “virtual law practice”).
First of all, let’s be honest: every week is National Work From... Read More