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Legal Writing: Five-Step Checklist for Better Editing and Proofreading

The difference between good and bad legal writing is that good legal writing clearly conveys its message. If written work is sloppy, disorganized, or muddled then it fails because readers have limited working memory to consume and digest complex information. The more stumbling blocks in your writing, the less likely readers are to fully understand […]

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How Lawyers Can Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

There are many ways to generate new business-development conversations with the right decision makers; networking, client referrals, strategic introductions as well as casting wider nets inside of existing clients. LinkedIn, although considered a social selling site is really a business research and engagement platform. It is also a tool that clients and prospective clients use […]

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Increase Law Firm Productivity and Revenue with Legal Practice Management Software

When you think of growing your law practice, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely gaining new clients. But it’s not the only way. It may not be entirely obvious, but quality practice management software will allow you to bill more, collect more, be more productive, and make informed, data-based business decisions. Increasing […]

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Productivity Tips for the Mobile Mac Lawyer: MacBook Edition

Editor’s note: Terry Jarrell offers productivity tips for the mobile Mac lawyer in this two-part series featuring the iPad and the now ultra-portable MacBook. Below, is part two on MacBooks. No longer are we tethered to our desks, sitting behind big monitors to get our work done. Laptops along with fantastic cloud services have completely […]

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Productivity Tips for the Mobile Mac Lawyer: iPad Edition

Editor’s note: Terry Jarrell offers productivity tips for the mobile Mac lawyer in this two-part series featuring the iPad and the now ultra-portable MacBook. Below, is part one on iPads. Mobility is everything these days. No longer are we tethered to our desks, sitting behind big monitors to get our computing work done. Tablets and […]

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Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Services Option

In previous discussions of How to Run a Mac-Based Law Firm, we looked at the DIY and Hourly Consultant models. The third option of running a Mac-based law firm is the Managed Services model. Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting […]

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Running a Mac-Based Law firm: The Hourly Consultant Option

In this second installment of Running a Mac-Based Law Firm we discuss the second most common option for IT support: an hourly consultant. The smaller the firm, the more likely they are to use the DIY approach which we discussed in the first part of this series. But, inevitably the DIYers run into something that’s […]

5 Billing Mistakes Solos and Small Firms Make

When asked if billing is important, most attorneys would readily agree, but it is one of the least prioritized tasks in many small firms and solo practices. The processes and procedures that are put in place regarding billing, however, are proof of the old cliché “actions speak louder than words.” You might not be doing […]

Law Firm Service: Back to Business Basics and Technology

Law Firm Service: Back to Business Basics and Technology

Much has been written on the adoption of technology by law firms to better serve corporate clients. Some large law firms have set up departments to help clients with technology assessment and innovation, like Davis Wright Tremaine’s DeNovo initiative. However, smaller law firms resist many of the automation and efficiency solutions on the market, arguing […]