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The Problem With 50-50 Profit Splits Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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.

Our Tools for Remote Work

Bow-Tied Lawyers Strive for a Courtly Look

How to Get Featured Snippets for Your Site

What Makes a Great Website?

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Problem With 50-50 Profit Splits

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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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Review of Litera Sync Plus Cross-Selling Excuses

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: You routinely send documents to clients and others. Email lacks security and runs into problems with size restrictions. Consumer cloud services address the size problem, but don't sync to your network drive or integrate with document management systems. Litera Sync claims to combine stronger security and more functionality without complexity. New Jersey lawyer Edward J. Zohn puts this claim to the test in this issue of SmallLaw. You'll also learn what Litera Sync costs. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the real meaning of cross-selling excuses.

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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 | Privacy/Security | SmallLaw

Why We Don't Hire Ivy League Law School Grads Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 43 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.

Ban on Ivy League Law School Grads Is Dumb

Compensation and Motivation in Law Firms

Does Your Website Answer These Questions?

The Lawyer Bio as Client Magnet

Congratulations to Adam Leitman Bailey of The Huffington Post on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Why We Don't Hire Ivy League Law School Grads

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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

Hidden Gems in Document Management Systems Plus Facebook Advertising Campaigns

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, July 17, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: In this issue of SmallLaw, legal technology consultant Jack Schaller continues his series on hidden gems in modern legal software. This time he discusses five time-saving tools in modern document management systems. You'll learn how to eliminate duplicate documents that result from email attachments, automate the storage of incoming and outgoing invoices, receive alerts when documents change, and much more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to use targeted advertisements on Facebook.

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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

The Risks of Online Client Intake Forms Plus 44 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 45 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.

Employee Discipline Requires Discretion

Craft a Proper Partnership Agreement Now

Strategies for Increasing Your Readership

8 LinkedIn Profile Photo Mistakes

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Risks of Online Client Intake Forms

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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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

A Lawyer's Life Volume 12: New Babe on the Block, Lincoln Lawyer, Xodo, Mr. Mom

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 9, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: In this issue of SmallLaw, Gadsden lawyer Clark Stewart finds himself a genuine Lincoln lawyer using his Ford Expedition as a temporary office. Fortunately, a new app enables Clark to fill out and sign PDF forms on his iPhone. New to the personal injury practice area, Clark has discovered the secret to success in this line of work. Back at home, a new baby girl results in some reflections on work-life balance. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for seven law firm startup tips from a solo three years into his adventure.

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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 | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | SmallLaw

Eight Reasons to Try Google Call-Only Campaigns Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 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.

Five Booming Practice Areas for Law Firms

The Client Calls Make Her Miserable

Basic SEO for Your Law Firm Website and Blog

How Thought Leadership Helps Drive Business

Congratulations to Chris Dreyer of LegalInk Magazine on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Eight Reasons to Try Google Call-Only Campaigns

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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

Rethinking the Lawyer Business Card Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 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.

Keeping the Scorecard of Your Practice

The Key to Getting Paid

Why Law Firms Need Marketing Automation

The Basics of Researching Your Target

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Rethinking the Lawyer 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. Please subscribe now.

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

Excerpt From "Glass Half Full" Plus How to Sell Your Law Firm

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 25, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Last week, Oxford University Press published Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession by lawyer and law professor Benjamin Barton. Of particular interest, the book analyzes the decline in solo and small firm earnings over the past 30 years. It also explores how courts and legislatures have made litigation less lucrative, and the impact of consumer services such as Legal Zoom. This issue of SmallLaw contains the entire Introduction from the book. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for your escape hatch — how to appraise and sell your law firm.

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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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Lawyers Go Zen Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 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.

Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession

Your Law Firm's Revenue Capacity

Three Magic Words for Corporate Clients

Using Email in Your Marketing

Congratulations to Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Lawyers Go Zen: Wise or Wimpy?

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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.

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