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Is Managing an In-N-Out Better Than Being a Lawyer? Plus 49 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 12, 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 Lee Breslouer of Thrillist on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Is Managing an In-N-Out Better Than Being a Lawyer?

Four Types of Clients You Meet Trying to Collect Your Fees

Ten of the Best Out-Of-Office Messages We Could Find

The 2017 Law Firm Marketing Plan

Your Website Is Your Online Business Card

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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 Firm Central Plus SEO Primer for Law Firms

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: You know a paradigm shift has occurred when Thomson Reuters Legal enters a market. In this issue of SmallLaw, New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn reviews Firm Central — Thomson Reuters Legal's cloud practice management software. Ed evaluates Firm Central's setup, user experience, key features such as hybrid local/cloud document management, unique integrations with Westlaw, QuickBooks, and other popular products, price, and overall value. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a primer on search engine optimization for law firms.

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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 | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

New Data Paints Alarming Picture of Small Firms Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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 Jared Correia of Attorney at Work on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: New Data Paints Alarming Picture of Small Firms

Five Time Management Tips for Lawyers

The Terrifying Reality of Receiving Your First Bar Complaint

Is Your Firm Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index?

Lawyer Sues Over Negative Facebook Post

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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

What's Hot and Not in Law Practice (2017) Plus 44 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 45 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 Robert Denney of Legal Commuunique on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession (2017)

A Woman Lawyer's Hard Lesson: You Can't Have It All

Shifting From in to on Your Business

Annoying Things That Will Kill Your Law Firm's Google Page Ranking

What Bloggers Told Us About the State of the Legal Blogosphere

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

Review of Rocket Matter Plus How to Procure Positive Online Ratings

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, December 2, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: A practice management bubble exists per our recent reporting. This makes product reviews more important than ever. In this issue of SmallLaw, New Jersey Ed Zohn lawyer reviews Rocket Matter. Today's review walks you through setup, integrations, and marquee features such as the Outlook integration, iPad app, and matter templates for automating tasks. As always, Ed assesses the user experience, price, and overall value. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to procure positive online ratings from your clients.

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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 | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

When to Vaporize a Marketing Tactic Plus 34 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, December 1, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 35 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 Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: When to Vaporize a Marketing Tactic

California Considers Ban on Sex Between Lawyers and Clients

Seven Steps to Productive Meetings

Attire for Lawyers: What Our Data Showed

What Is Whitespace and Why Does It Matter? Eight Websites to Inspire Your Web Design

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

Law Firm Website Trends Plus 44 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 45 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 Robert Algeri of Great Jakes on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Law Firm Website Trends You Need to Know About

Hot Solo and Small Law Firm Practices in a Trump Presidency

Quit Social Media: Your Career May Depend on It

Ethics Opinions: A Modest Proposal

Has Lawyer Blogging Plateaued?

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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

Are Lawyers Over-Regulated? Plus Attorney's Guide to Link Building

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Have the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility have gone too far? This issue of SmallLaw analyzes this question with input from a law professor, ethics lawyer, and two legal publishers. The article focuses on controversial Rule 8.4(g), which the states have not yet taken up. It also explores Rule 1.6(c), which governs email use and which nearly half the states have adopted. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a guide to improving your Google rank through link building.

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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

From Partnership to Solo Practice to Partnership Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 43 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 Suzanne Meehle of Solo Practice University on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: From Partnership to Solo Practice to Partnership

Your Slow Email Replies Are Causing Serions Anxiety

Expansion Isn't Always a Good Idea

10 Takeaways From Donald Trump's Win for Small Firms

Business Development Skills and the Billable Hour

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

Review of NetDocuments Plus Review of Batched Inbox

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 10, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Fifteen years is a long time for anything, especially the use of a product. In this issue of SmallLaw, real-estate lawyer Joshua Stein reviews NetDocuments as only a 15-year veteran can. You'll learn how he uses this cloud document management software to organize, edit, and collaborate on documents, which features he relies on the most, and whether he recommends it for small law firms in the market for such software. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a review of Batched Inbox.

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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 | Document Management | SmallLaw
 
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