Law Firm Sales: Solution Selling for Legal Services

I’ve been selling for a long time. I first learned how to sell through trial and error, driven by my interest in software and my experience inside law firms. I really learned to sell when an employer sent me to school where I learned that some of the strategies I had developed on my own […]

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The Art and Science of Powerful Legal Presentations

Why is it hard to make captivating presentations? The basic problem is that many times, presenters fail to consider their audience. As an attorney or litigation support professional, you can spend hours and hours digging through the minutia of a matter to find the most important or damning pieces of evidence. After all of that […]

Edit Word, Excel, Powerpoint In Google Drive Without Converting

One of the often-cited drawbacks to storing and sharing documents in Google Drive is having to convert the documents you’ve uploaded to the service to the Google Docs (or Sheets, or Slides) format if you wanted to edit the documents in the cloud. With Google’s integration of the Quickoffice technology they acquired last year, Google […]

Google Brings Message Encryption (Back) to Google Apps Mail

In our past articles about message encryption options for Gmail and Google Apps, we’ve lamented the unavailability of a built-in option for most users. Google mail messages are encrypted internally, so messages sent between Gmail or Google Apps users are secure, but messages sent to non-Google users (e.g., those using Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo Mail) are […]

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Improve Productivity with Google Docs and Sheets Add-Ons

Google Apps can help lawyers streamline document drafting and review. While it has many of the features of traditional office productivity suites, there are some features that Google Apps lacks. In a move to extend Google Apps’ features, Google now allows third-party developers to create “Add-ons” for Google Docs and Sheets – much like “extensions” […]

9 Social Media Considerations for Lawyers

We get it. Social media is not something most lawyers think about every day. But social media can make or break almost any type of litigation or matter your clients may have. Family law, employment disputes, criminal matters, and a whole range of intellectual property and business disputes now turn on social media and website […]

Legal Writing Tip: Use Block Quotations Effectively

I don’t know about you, but when I come across a block quotation — in a memo, a brief, or in passing on the street — my eyelids get heavy and my head droops. Wake me up when it’s over. Most readers have the same reaction. So what’s a legal writer to do? You can […]