ACLEA 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Video

Last weekend I attended the ACLEA Mid-Year Meeting in Orlando.  I was a first-timer and met lots of bright, committed people doing some very interesting things: CLE comedians who somehow manage to make learning ethics fun, trailblazing Internet CLE providers, and some of the legal industry’s most creative idea generators. Take a look at our mini-documentary […]

Using the Cloud In the Clouds

The cloud was all the rage at LegalTech NY. Cloud, cloud, cloud seemed to be what everyone was talking about. Ironically, I’m up here at 30,000 feet using the cloud in the clouds. At the airport I was connected too using a Verizon MiFi device. I’ve been using Rocket Matter to check my calendar, and […]


ROCKET MATTER CELEBRATES TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY LAUNCHING ROCKET MATTER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Company marks milestone and expands services to include custom import work and tailored training options BOCA RATON, FL – February 2, 2010 – Rocket Matter®, the leading Web-based legal practice management and time and billing solution for small to mid-sized law firms, today announced […]

Why Conferences are Worth It: Observations on ACLEA

Conventions are an amazing thing, and combined with social media, a more lasting and perfect thing. As one attendee who’s been coming here since 1985 told me:  “If I learn one pearl of wisdom, it’s worth the price.”  Personally, I find that being exposed to different people in different lines of work allow me to […]

Managing Bookmarks for Google Chrome on the Mac

Google’s Chrome is a great browser.  It’s very, very fast, which is the primary reason I’m using it.  It has some cool features, too.  For instance, there’s no little window on the upper right for searching.  You type your search query directly into the address bar (it took a leap of faith and great confusion […]

Resources from Today’s Law Firm Marketing Webinar with Mark Merenda

For those who participated, we hoped you enjoyed our webinar. Mark Merenda was an incredible presenter. We learned a lot and had a good time doing so! We hope to see you on February 25th, 2010 for Barabara Nelson, legal productivity guru. Mark Merenda Contact Information mark (at) smartmarketingnow (dot) com Larry […]

How to Avoid the Black Hole of Email

Busy people pride themselves on their multi-tasking abilities.  However, every time you make the context switch from one activity to the other, you’re kidding yourself if you don’t recognize the overhead that goes with it. The overhead of switching tasks can be minimal.  It might take a couple of seconds to get one’s bearings, or […]