Hip Law Profs Helping Shape NextGen Lawyers

Last week was ABA Techshow, which is regularly one of the year’s best technology-for-lawyers events. It’s a cool show with practitioners, vendors, media, bloggers and other thought leaders, with several practical (and fun) seminars and presentations. About a week before the show, while we were prepping to attend, I spotted another contribution to the recent […]

For the Lawyer Who Loves to Analyze Data, CONTEXT is King

At Rocket Matter, we are constantly looking at metrics.  Each functional area of our business collects, measures and evaluates relevant data. We then take that data and try to turn it into actionable information –  finding patterns, identifying opportunities, improving what we do. Our metric focus notwithstanding, data alone rarely provides complete answers. Worse yet, […]

Get Some Legal Inspiration from The Oyez Project, A Supreme Court Multimedia Archive

When the distinctly unglamorous (yet critically important) day-to-day lawyering tasks are leaving you less than intellectually satisfied, have no fear: the Oyez Project is a multimedia archive for the Supreme Court, a great diversion for attorneys. For most lawyers – even some of us business types who rarely, if ever, step into a courtroom – […]

Better Marketing By Measurement

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.”  – H. James Harrington, author, engineer, performance improvement consultant. How effective is your Firm’s marketing? […]

Try Something New For 30 Days – Like Getting Paid

Recently, TED posted a fun lecture by Google engineer Matt Cutts called “Try Something New For 30 Days“. The gist of the talk is: what are you waiting for? There are so many things you want to try, why not conjure up a little Morgan Spurlock-ness and sign up for your own 30-day experiment? It’s […]