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What's Hot and Not in Legal Practice Plus 50 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 51 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Lawyer of the Year Kathleen Zellner

An Ode to Law Firm Leadership

Is This the Next Major Lawyer Rating Site?

Your Firm's Facebook Page Will Soon Be Gagged

Congratulations to Bob Denney of Robert Denney Associates on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: What's Hot and Not in Legal Practice (PDF Version)

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

A Matter of Trust Plus Technology Gift Guide for Lawyers

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, December 5, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Working in a small law firm isn't all sunshine and bubble gum. Sometimes the environment becomes toxic. Law firm CIO and former Navy officer Matt Berg has found that most such situations result from a lack of trust. In this issue of SmallLaw, Matt explains how to rebuild trust in three scenarios — between you and your boss, between you and your direct reports, and between you and your peers. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for GPSolo's massive 15,000+ word technology gift guide for lawyers (they say you can see this article from space).

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

In Defense of the Billable Hour Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

This week's inside baseball sections link to:

69 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news.

61 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades.

76 press releases about notable individual lawyer accolades.

Congratulations to Bruce Stachenfeld of Above the Law on winning our BigLaw Pick of the Week award: In Defense of the Billable Hour. Here's a sampling of of some other industry analysis from this issue:

Morgan Lewis Completes Conquest of Bingham

A Boost of Confidence Among Law Firm Leaders

Why You Must Kill the Time Sheet (Podcast)

How to Receive BigLaw
BigLaw keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's 300+ largest law firms by linking directly to their press releases. Thanks to a clever design, BigLaw takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need to stay on top of this self-reported news. Each issue of BigLaw also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, podcasts, and videos about large law firms published elsewhere as well as to our detailed product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. The BigLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BigLaw | Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

How to Calculate Your Law Firm's Marketing Budget Plus 35 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 36 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Top Five Reasons Why Prospects Don't Hire You

Fair Deal for All Clients

Are You Losing Prospects at Hello?

How to Use Marketing Personas

Congratulations to Stephen Fairley of The National Law Review on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How to Calculate Your Law Firm's Marketing Budget

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

The Completely Virtual Lawyer Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

General Counsel Speak Out

Banish These 15 Phrases

The Magic of Facebook Ads for Lawyers

Make Your Marketing More Persuasive

Congratulations to Andrew Cabasso of JurisPage Blog on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Completely Virtual Lawyer: Pipe Dream or Possible?

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Runaway Billing Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

This week's inside baseball sections link to:

88 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news.

95 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades.

68 press releases about notable individual lawyer accolades.

Congratulations to Mike Ayotte of The Last Honest Lawyer on winning our BigLaw Pick of the Week award: A Case of Runaway Billing. Here's a sampling of of some other industry analysis from this issue:

Law Firm Darwinism in Morgan-Bigham Deal

Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation (Video)

Editor's Pick: Large Firms Needs to Trim the Fat

How to Receive BigLaw
BigLaw keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's 300+ largest law firms by linking directly to their press releases. Thanks to a clever design, BigLaw takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need to stay on top of this self-reported news. Each issue of BigLaw also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, podcasts, and videos about large law firms published elsewhere as well as to our detailed product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. The BigLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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Becoming the Managing Partner Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

This week's inside baseball sections link to:

72 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news.

70 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades.

50 press releases about notable individual lawyer accolades.

Congratulations to Pam Woldow of At the Intersection on winning our BigLaw Pick of the Week award: Do You You Want to Become the Managing Partner?. Here's a sampling of of some other industry analysis from this issue:

2014 Chief Legal Officer Survey

The Legal One Percent

Two Class Partnership Culture (Video)

How to Receive BigLaw
BigLaw keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's 300+ largest law firms by linking directly to their press releases. Thanks to a clever design, BigLaw takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need to stay on top of this self-reported news. Each issue of BigLaw also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, podcasts, and videos about large law firms published elsewhere as well as to our detailed product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. The BigLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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Save Up to $25,000 on Your Taxes Plus 57 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 58 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Are You a Real Lawyer or a Pretender?

Sell Your Practice; Don't Close It

Reach Your LinkedIn Goals

Disclaimers in Your Tweets

Congratulations to David Mandell of Law Practice Advisor on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Six Tips to Save Up to $25,000 on Your Taxes

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

A Lawyer's Life: Personal Injury Pivot, a Family Affair, Battle of the Bulge Plus the Best iOS Office Suite

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, November 14, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Some guardian angels don't look much different than you. In this issue of SmallLaw, law firm founder Clark Stewart continues his A Lawyer's Life series by discussing how a lawyer across the street has changed his life. You'll learn why Clark finds personal injury law a breath of fresh air, why his father knows best, and why he's finally winning the battle of the bulge. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a comparative review of iWork, Office, and Google Docs on iOS.

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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The Seven Types of Large Firm Jerks Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

This week's inside baseball sections link to:

65 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news.

222 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades.

75 press releases about notable individual lawyer accolades.

Congratulations to Kalia of Think and Question Big Law on winning our BigLaw Pick of the Week award: How to Spot and Handle the Seven Types of Large Firm Jerks. Here's a sampling of of some other industry analysis from this issue:

Am Law 200 Gets 47% of Legal Spending

Questions All Laterals Should Ask

And One More Jerk

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BigLaw keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's 300+ largest law firms by linking directly to their press releases. Thanks to a clever design, BigLaw takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need to stay on top of this self-reported news. Each issue of BigLaw also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, podcasts, and videos about large law firms published elsewhere as well as to our detailed product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. The BigLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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