Selling Legal Services When Corporate Procurement Show Up

Many law firms (and non-law service providers) are running into a new hurdle while doing business with Fortune 500 corporations. Some leading corporations are involving internal procurement groups (or sourcing groups) to select and set fees with outside counsel. Many attorneys are experiencing this situation, but haven’t developed an effective strategy. Having a plan to […]

App of the Week: Massachusetts Divorce App Calculates Alimony and Child Support

While divorces are complicated, figuring out Child and Spousal Support obligations doesn’t have to be. Meet the Massachusetts Divorce App by Infinity Law Group LLC, an iPhone and iPad compatible one stop shop for Child and Spousal Support obligation calculations. A user-friendly interface allows users to input relevant dates, income, and expenses information to calculate […]

App of the Week: JuryPad – Everything You Need to Select Your Jury

Voir dire and jury selection. It’s fast-paced. It takes skill. Out of a rushing river, you try to grab the trophy-winning fish and toss back the small fry. Are you still fishing bare-handed? Not anymore! Now there is JuryPad. Lose your charts, sticky notes, papers, and pens. JuryPad puts jury selection at your fingertips on […]

Virtual Receptionist for the Mobile Lawyer

Gone are the days where you have to pay for Class A office space you don’t need and sit by a telephone, afraid of missing your next big case. Tech-savvy attorneys are shirking traditional offices in favor of nimble firms supported by smartphones, tablets, and online law practice management systems like Rocket Matter. However, first […]

Lawyers: How to Become a CLE Speaker and then be Invited Back

If you would like to speak for a CLE organization the best way to do so is to email the organization, preferably whoever acts as the Curriculum Director or the attorney who tends to handle seminars in your area of practice. Include a brief bio, a resume and a description of your topic. While CLE […]

5 Ways to Be Stupid on Social Media

As part of my speaking and writing about social media and professional ethics, I try to reassure attorneys that they really don’t need to worry too much about the intersection of social media and the slow-to-adapt state bar rules governing attorney advertising. But this reassurance is based on the presumption that attorneys will use social […]

How to Handle Online Client Reviews For Attorneys

Guest Post brought to you by Josh King, Vice President Business Development and General Counsel for Avvo. As General Counsel for a company that publishes lawyer reviews, I’ve heard every possible concern from attorneys: clients in my area are psychos, they can’t evaluate legal work, they have unreasonable expectations, etc. It’s the “lawyers are different” mantra. […]

App of the Week: Get Stuff Done With 30/30 Task Timer

The Pomodoro Technique brought us the time management method that uses a timer to break down blocks of work into 25-minute intervals. I use this method on days when I have heaps to get done and need to ramp up my multitasking single-tasking productivity. With the 30/30 app, I can plan every day into blocks […]