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Give More Powerful PowerPoint Presentations Plus to Grow or Not to Grow

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, June 13, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Because lawyers don't use PowerPoint as often as Outlook and Word, it doesn't get the attention it deserves. In this issue of SmallLaw, legal technology consultant Ben Schorr ends this information drought by discussing several best practices for creating and giving PowerPoint presentations — from what to place on each slide to using animations and much more. Ben groups his tips into five succinct categories. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for caveats to consider before growing the size of 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 | Presentations/Projectors | SmallLaw

Practicing Law Without a Face Plus 61 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 62 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.

I Blame TV Shows for My Disappointed Clients

Jay Foonberg on Starting a Law Firm (Podcast)

Five Endangered Marketing Metrics

The Inherent Weakness of Lawyer Bios

Congratulations to Wisconsin Lawyer on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Practicing Law Without a Face

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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

The Top 10 Clients From Hell Plus 60 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 61 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.

The Supervision Buck Stops With You

Three KPIs to Make a Law Firm More Profitable

Myths About How People Share Content Online

Tips for Lawyers Too Busy to Blog

Congratulations to Jared Correia of Attorney at Work on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Top 10 Clients From Hell

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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

Turning Personal Challenges Into Professional Success Plus Website Success Story

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Can a family law practice itself feel like a family yet still achieve business success? In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and journalist Marin Feldman profiles Amber James and her law firm, New Beginnings Family Law. You'll learn how she turned around her struggling law firm using a combination of architectural design, careful recruiting, management best practices, marketing analysis, and modern technologies. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a lawyer's account of how his law firm's website generates business.

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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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Legal Research | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Planning for the Unthinkable Plus 59 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 60 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.

Lee Rosen on Virtual Practices (Podcast)

The Law Firm of the Future

What Drives Traffic to Law Firm Websites?

Top 10 Blogging Mistakes

Congratulations to Carolyn Elefant of My Shingle on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Planning for the Unthinkable

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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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Prevent the Back Button Blues: Why Your Law Firm Website Drives Visitors Away Plus Settlement Payments

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: You've invested a lot of time and money in your law firm website. Perhaps you blog to attract visitors. Or buy advertising. Whatever the case, it's imperative to not only drive people to your website, but prevent your website from driving them away. In this issue of SmallLaw, online legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis discusses the three most common reasons people leave your website — and the changes you can make to eliminate these problems. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a checklist on how to manage settlement payments.

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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

Tune Out and Turn Off Twitter Plus 79 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 80 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.

Insight Into Lawyer (and Other) Entrepreneurs

The Stigma of Depression Among Lawyers

When Marketing Fails to Deliver

Why Bruce MacEwan Is Wrong About Twitter

Congratulations to Adam Smith of Adam Smith, Esq. on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Why Law Firms Should Tune Out and Turn Off Twitter

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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

An Invaluable Local Area Network Plus Lawyer Entrepreneurs

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw Many small law firms have an IT Department of one. And sometimes it's not even that person's full-time job. Fellow TechnoLawyer members can help. Trade shows can help. LinkedIn Groups can help (maybe). But sometimes there's no substitute for a local area network — not the kind with wires, but rather fellow Legal IT Managers. In this issue of SmallLaw, law firm CIO Matt Berg explains the inner workings of the Boston DIT List — including its Fight Club-like rules — so that you can create your own group in your neck of the woods. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn about nonverbal persuasion on your website.

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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: CLE/News/References | Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

How to Manage Your Law Firm From Anywhere Plus 73 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 16, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 74 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.

A Dear Abby Letter About Law Firm Billing

Will Solo Lawyers Become Like Solo Doctors?

Understanding Local Search Behavior

LinkedIn Publishing Could Kill the Law Blog

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The 10 Requirements for Managing Your Law Firm From Anywhere

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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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The Two Hundred Million Dollar Lawyer Plus the Formula for Success

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 8, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: In 2005, Kevin Fox more than stood his ground against four law firms in a six-week medical malpractice trial that resulted in a favorable verdict of more than $212 million. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and journalist Marin Feldman profiles personal injury lawyer Kevin Fox of Kevin M. Fox PLLC. You'll learn which software he considers essential, his recipe for success both as a law firm and in the courtroom, and other wisdom gained from his his decades of experience. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the math formula behind every thriving 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.

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