VPN: Why You Need it on All Your Devices

As a lawyer, one of your most pressing needs is keeping your clients’ information safe and sound. However, in today’s world, we seem to hear about hacking and data theft almost every day. So what can you do? The answer is a VPN, a virtual private network. It provides you with a secure connection via […]

Top Five Reasons You Should Play Nice with Opposing Counsel

The field of law isn’t known for participation trophies or warm hugs, but there are some good reasons why you should make an extra effort to practice kindness in a profession where adversarialism is the name of the game. Here are five reasons why you should be nice to opposing counsel:   Being rude is against the […]

One Word on Why Office 365 is So Great for Law Firms : Email

I know it’s a broad statement, but every attorney should be using Microsoft Office 365 just for the email alone. Office 365 Business Premium makes it extremely easy to get setup with professional-grade email services. They provide high reliability, 50GB of email storage, and you can send attachments up to 150MB. You get access to Outlook […]

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Forget the Excuses: 5 Ways Lawyers Can Fit in Exercise

Exercise is important for everyone, but it might be particularly crucial for lawyers. Lawyers are almost four times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population.  Also, the profession tends to have higher suicide rates, while drug and alcohol abuse is rampant. In other words, if there ever were an occupation that should require […]

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Are Your Interview Questions Setting You Up for a Lawsuit?

The day has come when you realize you have too much work to handle, and you need to hire a new bright-eyed associate to help with that heavy workload. You’re a lawyer, so you think you know what is appropriate and not appropriate to ask in an interview. However, some questions that might seem ok […]

iPad for Lawyers: The Best Apps for Note Taking

iPad for Lawyers: The Best Apps for Note Taking

Since the iPad first appeared on the market in 2010, it has become the tool of choice for millions of mobile professionals. Much more than a consumption device, the iPad is a staple for creating documents, managing spreadsheets, and handling many more daily tasks. One of the most valuable assets is its ability to replace paper […]

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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 […]