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The Five Big Mistakes Lawyers Make Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 52 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: The 5 Big Mistakes Most Lawyers Make

Don't Take It Personally: Creating Boundaries in a Boutique Firm

Does a Law Firm Need to Tell Their Client if They Are Using a Contract Lawyer or Freelance Lawyer?

Law Firm Ambassadors: The Value of Employee Advocacy

Four Google SEO Best Practices to Help Your Small Business Get Noticed

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The Inside Story of How a Paperless Law Firm Digitized 23 Years of Closed Files

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, October 13, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Immigration law firm Siskind Susser decided to go paperless all the way back to its founding in 1994. Easier said than done as closed files comprised 823 boxes of paper. In this issue of SmallLaw, the firm's innovation director Josh Waddell who spearheaded the project takes you inside each decision, including whether to outsource, the biggest snag, integrity and proofreading procedures, what to do with the paper after digitization, rules for new cases, and more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for advice on interviewing job candidates.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Document Management | SmallLaw

Lawyer-Turned-App-Developer Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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 John Voorhees of MacStories on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: My App Story

Are You Busy and Broke?

C'mon in. The Water Is Fine. Starting a Law Practice

How We Used the Pillar-Cluster Model to Transform Our Blog

Seven Golden Rules for Hosting Webinars That Engage and Convert

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Review of ABBYY FineReader 14

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, October 6, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Every small law firm needs PDF software. And OCR software. And a way to compare documents. ABBYY FineReader 14 combines all three functions into one product. New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn evaluates these features and others in this issue of SmallLaw. Ed also discusses the setup, user experience, and which of the three versions of FineReader is best suited to small firms. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn why former federal prosecutors are starting small firms instead of working in big law.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Review of Dragon Anywhere for the Mobile Lawyer

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: On a Mac or PC, it's debatable whether dictation is faster than typing, but on your iPhone dictation wins hands down. However, the free dictation tools in iOS and Android are not professional grade. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer, podcaster, and MacSparky publisher David Sparks reviews Dragon Anywhere. David discusses how well the various features work, and shares three ways he uses Dragon Anywhere in his business law practice. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the best Microsoft Word alternatives.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | SmallLaw

How to Create an Online Course to Generate Business for Your Law Firm

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, September 25, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Online courses have become a massive business — and there's no reason you should sit on the sidelines argues legal marketing consultant Chelsey Lambert in this issue of SmallLaw. Whether you launch a course for profit or to attract prospective clients, Chelsey offers a nine-step plan for doing so, including online course software recommendations and tips on getting the word out. She also suggests a number of possible courses across many different practice areas. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn everything you need to know about bank loans.

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Five Steps to Attracting High Quality Clients Online

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, September 11, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: You want to grow your law firm using the Internet but the options seem endless. Where do you start? Legal marketing expert Jason Marsh has the answer in this issue of SmallLaw. Jason provides an easy-to-follow five step plan designed to put you in control of your destiny. Grow as fast or as slow as you want. Learn how to focus your approach, improve your search engine rank, where to advertise, how to measure the results, and much more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a content marketing tip related to Jason's article.

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Why I Love Paying Monthly Subscriptions Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 49 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: Why I Love Paying Monthly Subscription Bills

Small PI Firm Looks to a New Future in Its Swanky New Office

Using Small Data to Make Big Decisions

The Invisible Lawyer: Shed the Status

How to Handle 1-Star Reviews

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The Risks of Outsourcing Social Media for Your Law Firm

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: You need to be on social media but don't have any internal expertise. If you outsource to a marketing agency, what are the risks, how do you evaluate agencies, what oversight controls should you put into place, how should you divide the labor, and how do you measure success? Lawyer and legal marketing expert Stacey Burke has the answers in this SmallLaw article, including six different options for working with an agency depending on your comfort level. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a story about two law firms, one successful and one that struggles.

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Signs Your Firm Is in Survival Mode and How to Escape Plus 36 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 37 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: 8 Signs You're in Survival Mode (and How to Escape)

Handling Settlement Funds: A Best-Practices Checklist

Book Review: "Tomorrow's Lawyers Second Edition"

Email Design Trends for Law Firms

Google's Question & Answer Feature on Mobile: What We Know So Far

Useful Google Sheets Add-Ons for Law Firm Marketers

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