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Why the Legal Software Industry Is Like the Music Industry

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, July 28, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: The 1960s brought about a revolution in recorded music that seemed invincible — until the Internet exposed it as a paper tiger. In this issue of SmallLaw, legal technology consultant Jack Schaller sees a similar disruption ahead for client/server legal software notwithstanding the security challenges inherent in cloud software. Read his analysis and respond with your own take. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for tips on signing up a high-paying client.

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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 Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Four Habits for Busy Lawyers to Beat Back Email Overload

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Email is a necessity but it can also get in the way of your productivity. Email is email. You can't change it. But you can change your approach to email. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer coach Allison Shields shares many email best practices she has developed over the years, including helpful Outlook add-ins and other apps. These tips will improve your email effectiveness and even reduce the number of email messages you receive. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the clues that you're firm is the victim of a negative SEO attack.

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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 | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw

Addiction Claims Life of High-Powered Lawyer Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 48 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Eilene Zimmerman of The New York Times on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Lawyer, the Addict

The Truth About Self Help Gurus

Influencing Organizational Culture Through Office Design

Globe-Trotting Attorneys Share Their Travel Tips

Is It Time to Refresh Your Social Media Training?

Link Building for Lawyers

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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. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Review of Lexicata Plus 59 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, July 17, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 60 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Chelsey Lambert of Lex Tech Review on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Lexicata - Super-Charging the Law Firm Lead Conversion and Client Intake Process

Word LX Professional Ranked #1 So Far in TL NewsWire Annual Awards

A Disruptive Pricing Model for Cloud Practice Management

The Best Online Survey Tools of 2017

Fastcase 50 (2017)

Review: HP Spectre x2

Review: DJI Spark

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Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession. But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites

Make These 16 Changes Instead of Redesigning Your Website Plus 38 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 39 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Now Is the Wrong Time to Redesign Your Website

43 Bullet Points on Personal Productivity

Is Your Firm's Culture a Toxic Cesspool?

New Jersey Says "No" to Avvo, Other On-Line Legal Service Platforms

Why Your Law Firm Needs a Marketing Technologist

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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. Subscribe now for free.

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

13 Easy Growth Tools Our Law Firm Uses Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, July 10, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 43 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: 13 Easy Growth Tools We Use and Love

Review: AOC I1659FWUX Portable USB Monitor

The Best Ransomware Protection of 2017

Five Reasons to Buy Surface Pro, Three Reasons to Avoid

Rethinking the iPad Pro as a Laptop Replacement

Review: HP Spectre X2

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Privacy/Security

Why Clients Question Bills Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 44 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Allison C. Shields of Legal Ease Blog on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Client is Questioning a Legal Bill: Can This Relationship Be Saved?

Six Law Firm Management Fails You Need to Avoid

Just Say No to "No Charge" Invoice Items

How to Turn Your Law Firm Website Into a User Converting Machine

Lawyers Cannot Land Kudos or Be Cited Without Twitter Account

MailChimp Wants to Solve Every Small-Biz Marketing Challenge (Even Snail Mail)

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Altman Weil 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Jun 12 to Jun 25)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves 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.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Morgan Lewis Elects 31 New Partners

Five Attorneys Join Winston & Strawn in Silicon Valley

Hogan Lovells Combines With Collora, Adding Boston Office

Former Asst. U.S. Attorney General for DOJ Tax Division Kathy Keneally Joins Jones Day in New York

Former White House Counsel Jack Quinn Joins Manatt

Congratulations to Altman Weil on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Altman Weil 2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey.

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BiglawWorld keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's largest law firms. Because we organize this self-reported news by practice area and law firm, BiglawWorld takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need. Each issue of BiglawWorld also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, rankings, podcasts, and videos about large law firms. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BiglawWorld | Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

How Much Does It Cost to Start a Law Firm? Plus 49 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 50 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Jared Correia of Attorney and Work on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Law Firm?

Ready to Slay the Email Dragon? Try These 10 Tips

Meet the Lawyers Designing Tomorrow's Practice Models

Cyber Insurance and Information Security

A Stepwise Approach to Tackling CRM and Marketing Automation

Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem

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The Five Microsoft Word Styles You Need to Modify Plus Sales v. Marketing

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Back in the 1990s, Microsoft lavished attention on the legal industry. Not anymore. To improve Microsoft Word, you must take matters into your own hands. And Microsoft Word expert Deborah Savadra is here to help. In this issue of SmallLaw, she walks you through five legal-specific changes to Word's default Styles that will enable you to format briefs and other documents much more quickly. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn about the difference between sales and marketing.

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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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw
 
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