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Review of Practical Law Plus Five Legal Technology Tips

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 19, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: It's challenging to stay on top of your practice area let alone expand your practice to an adjacent practice area. Thomson Reuters' Practical Law consists of checklists, model documents, practice notes, and more for 13 practice areas. In this issue of SmallLaw, New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn evaluates both the breadth and quality of Practical Law's materials as well as its pricing. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for five legal technology tips that won't cost a dime.

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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 | Legal Research | SmallLaw | Transactional Practice Areas

The Most Marketable Law Firm Ever Plus 72 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 72 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.

What You Need to Know About Legal Plans

What No One Tells You About Starting a Firm

How to Handle Requests for Free Legal Advice

12 Warning Signs of a Bad SEO Firm

Congratulations to Dion Algeri of Great Jakes on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Most Marketable Law Firm Ever

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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

Use Data to Grow Your Client Base Plus Bespoke Suits

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 12, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: According to legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis, the best way to find new client is to study your existing and past clients. Fortunately, you don't need a Ph.D. in data science. In this issue of SmallLaw, Gyi walks you through a simple way to analyze your client data. This analysis will enable you to target your marketing efforts wisely. You'll find plenty of examples that make the process easy to understand. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn about bespoke suits versus off-the-shelf.

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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

Why You're Not Getting Referrals Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 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 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy

New Survey Identifies Discounts as a Problem

Fewer Lawyers Have Blogs

Why Marketing Is Essential for Your Firm

Congratulations to Cindy Greenway of LawMarketing.com on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Top Five Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Referrals

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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

Review of Westlaw Doc & Form Builder Plus Taming Email

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, September 8, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Two types of document assembly products exist — automated form libraries and applications that enable you to automate your own documents. Westlaw Doc & Form Builder offers both in the same cloud application. In this issue of SmallLaw, estate planning lawyer and software connoisseur Chandra Lewnau evaluates both components, including the depth of the forms library, PDF versus text-based forms, building your own templates, the pricing, and much more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for four email management tips.

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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: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Coming Attractions | SmallLaw | Transactional Practice Areas

Predicting Who Will Hire You Plus 83 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 84 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.

Why I Took on a "Bad" Client

Improving Client Communications

The First Law Firm Website After 20 Years

Your Email Sent Folder Is Full of Blog Posts

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Can You Predict Who Will Hire You?

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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

Review of Pertino Plus Five Google+ Local Tips

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Once upon a time, even solo practices had a file server. Then the cloud arrived. Law firms eschewed buying a "headless" computer given the much lower cost of Dropbox. But law firms eventually realized that Dropbox is essentially a glorified floppy drive. In this issue of Smalllaw, New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn reviews Pertino. This hosted virtual private network service aims to combine the low cost of Dropbox with the advantages of a file server. Ed lays down the law on whether Pertino succeeds at this balancing act. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for five overlooked ranking factors for Google+ Local.

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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: Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Networking/Operating Systems | Online/Cloud | Privacy/Security | SmallLaw

Your Law Firm's Biggest Competitor Plus 56 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 57 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.

Why Lawyers Need Not Fear Disruption

How to Downsize a Solo Practice

Google Just Told You How to Improve Your Rank

How to Make Your Law Firm Stand Out

Congratulations to George Murphy of Lawyernomics on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Your Law Firm's Biggest Competitor

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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

Law Firm Marketing on a Tight Budget Plus 64 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 65 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.

Pro Tip: Remove All Traces of Former Partners

Law Firm Discounts Defy the Laws of Physics

Five Facts That Will Change Your Marketing

ACBJ Outreach a No-Brainer for Lawyers

Congratulations to Cynthia Sharp of GP Solo on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Law Firm Marketing on a Tight Budget

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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

Demonstrate Your Best Work on LinkedIn Plus 68 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 8, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 69 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.

10 Bad Habits That Could Ruin Your Reputation

12 Lawyer Movies With Pivotal Lessons

Google's Pigeon Update Boosts Directories

How to Respond to Negative Reviews

Congratulations to Alex Campbell of PCWorld on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Demonstrate Your Achievements on LinkedIn

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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
 
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