It’s Great to Go Paperless – But Make Sure You Back Up

It’s one thing to go paperless, but it’s another thing to make sure your business can continue in the event of a disaster.  If all of your documents are scanned onto hard drives in your office, but your office burns down, you missed an easy layup to continue operating uninterrupted. One of the first attorney […]

ABA TECHSHOW 5K

Start Training for ABA TECHSHOW’s Inaugural 5K

ABA TECHSHOW will feature its first-ever 5K run/walk on Friday, March 17th, departing from the lobby of the Chicago Hilton and passing some of Chicago’s most famous sites on the lakefront.  The event is co-sponsored by Rocket Matter and Ruby Receptionists, two leading legal technology companies committed to fitness. Participants will get a free headband […]

The Most Valuable Piece of Advice When Starting a New Law Firm

I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Bob Ambrogi for his Law Technology Now podcast about my adventures starting Rocket Matter and how, out of all possible things in the universe, I ended up running a legal technology company. One of Bob’s many excellent questions had to do with what advice I would […]

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Who Are the Heroes Fighting Trump's Immigration Ban? Lawyers.

Before I started Rocket Matter, I didn’t really know the first thing about lawyers. I’m a software engineer, and I only started a legal tech company because my lawyer friends were complaining about their terrible software options.  With only slight exaggeration, I can say my only exposure to the legal profession was unflattering jokes and LA […]

How to Get Your iPhone Battery to Last Three Days

How to Get Your iPhone Battery to Last Three Days

I’m sure you’ve been there: You are cruising toward a hearing or a deposition, and your iPhone is teetering on the brink of death. You forgot to charge it overnight, and you’re going to be incommunicado. I kid you not, I can go three whole days without charging my iPhone. Gone are the days of […]

Adapt or Die: The Report on the State of the Legal Market in 2017

You know that when Charles Darwin appears in an introduction of an industry status report that times aren’t great. “As an analogy for the challenge faced by law firms in today’s radically changed market environment,” write the authors of The Report on the State of the Legal Market in 2017, “the survival of the most adaptable […]

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How Much Should Lawyers Worry About Automation?

Maybe it’s because I work in the software business. Maybe it’s because one of the subjects that fascinates me most is the role technology plays in society. Or, then again, it could be that it’s because I’m a huge fan of Westworld. Whatever the reason, I’m a little obsessed with the fact that we are in the […]

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One Way Law Firms Can Make A Lot More Money: Recurring Billing

You know one way law firms can make a lot more money?  They can make sure that they can bill for more person-hours than they have.  We’re not talking about over-billing or misrepresenting time sheets here; we’re talking about decoupling work from the billable hour. The billable hour is great, but it has an inherent limit: Your […]

Rocket Matter Atlas 2.0

Rocket Matter Atlas 2.0 Delivers Online Payment Plans and More

Rocket Matter, the first-ever cloud-based practice management software for lawyers, continues to pioneer legal tech with the announcement of their Atlas 2.0 release. The leading legal software company enables law firms to set up automated online recurring billing for their clients, a set-and-forget technology that provides payment plans and regular monthly payments. More information can […]

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What's in it for Lawyers at CES 2017

We’re barely into the new year, which means it’s time for the planet (or the developed world, at least) to get its collective geek on and marvel at the latest electronics at CES. If you’ve been living in a cave for the past decade or so, CES is the Consumer Electronics Show.  It’s where newfangled […]