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Review of LegalBoard

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Beware the lawyer and his keyboard — as long as he can recall the key combination for the section symbol. Enter LegalBoard, a keyboard designed by lawyer Brian Potts for fellow lawyers. It has a dedicated S key and much more. But how useful is LegalBoard, and what about the build quality? Who better to evaluate LegalBoard than New Jersey lawyer and keyboard aficionado Ed Zohn. Ed spent several weeks banging away on LegalBoard, and he delivers his verdict in this issue of SmallLaw. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for eight financial tips they don't teach in law school.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Computer Accessories | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Seven Gotchas in ABA Formal Opinion 477 Plus 35 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 36 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: New ABA Ethics Opinion on Confidentiality, Security of Client Data in Electronic Communications

Seven Productivity Mistakes You Are Probably Making Every Day

The Rights of "Work Friends"

A Case Study in Using Content to Grow Your Practice (Video)

Managing Duplicate Google My Business Listings

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

How Small Firm Lawyers Protect Themselves Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 16, 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 Ruth Carter of Attorney at Work on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Lawyer Safety: Are You Prepared?

ABA Issues Major Ruling on Ethics of Email and Electronic Communications

Tips on Pricing, Billing, and Client Communication

Characteristics of a Troubled Firm

How One Law Firm Motivates Its Attorneys to Write for Business Development

Write Your Own Yelp Reviews

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

Lawyer's Guide to Electronic Signatures

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, May 15, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Are you still using faxes for signatures? Or printing, signing, scanning, emailing? These old school methods waste a lot of precious time. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland dives deep into the world of electronic signatures. You'll learn about the leading players, practical uses such as engagement letters, and how they integrate with products such as Dropbox, HotDocs, Outlook, and more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for tips on getting more clients from your website.

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

Lawyer Salaries Are Dropping Plus 34 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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 Deborah J. Merritt of Law School Cafe on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Jobs and Salaries for New Lawyers

Track These Performance Metrics to Improve Client Relations

Five Steps to Collecting Fees

Four Local SEO Hacks Lawyers Can Use to Rank #1 in Google My Business

These Common Blogging Truths Are False

Don't Limit Yourself by Geography

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

Why We're Living in the Golden Age of Email (and the Email Haters Are Dead Wrong)

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, May 5, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Many technology pundits love to hate on email and push this narrative any chance they get. But these haters lack supporting evidence and don't realize how good they have it argues TechnoLawyer publisher Neil J. Squillante in this issue of SmallLaw. Neil explains how all the email problems of yore either no longer exist or can be easily eliminated. Far from a dystopia, email today is in its golden age — the best tool for communicating across organizations (including email newsletters). Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for tips on responding to negative online attorney reviews.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Law Firm Growth: Key Considerations in Expansion Plus 52 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 53 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 Mary E. Vandenack of Law Practice on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Law Firm Growth: Key Considerations in Expansion

Experts Share Personal Productivity Tips

Should Lawyers Be Disciplined for What They Say?

To Partner or Not?

Get Yourself Credentialed

Using LinkedIn for Your Marketing

Increase Open Rates for Your Email Marketing

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

Lawyer's Guide to a Well-Appointed Mechanical Keyboard

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, April 21, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Your fingers strike your keyboard thousands of times per day yet most lawyers don't give their keyboard much thought. According to New Jersey lawyer and keyboard expert Ed Zohn, a better keyboard will make you more productive and happier than a new computer. In this issue of SmallLaw, Ed explains everything you need to know about the small but diverse universe of mechanical keyboards — the leading brands, most common customizations, size options, and best stores. Ed also recommends specific models for both Windows and Mac users. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a sales tip on converting prospective clients.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Computer Accessories | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Networking/Operating Systems | SmallLaw

How to Create a Strong Lawyer Bio Plus 38 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 18, 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 Stefanie Marrone of JD Supra Business Advisor on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Show vs. Tell — How to Create A Strong Lawyer Bio

Choosing Your Law Firm's Optimal Markets

Saying No and Focusing on What's Most Important

The Nobody Else Can Do It Disease (Podcast)

Six Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation

Why You Should Be Using Google Tag Manager for Your Law Firm

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

Is Your Practice Really Automated? Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 11, 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 Tanya Scribano of GP Solo on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Is Your Practice Really Automated?

From East Ridge Paper Route to Malibu Lawyer

How to Tame the Email Beast

Your Face Here: Five Tips for Perfect Headshots

The Lawyer's Internet Marketing Tool Kit

10 Tips for Getting Quality Clients

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