Legal Cloud Computing Ethics and the NY State Bar

I’m encouraged that New York and North Carolina are developing rational, well-measured opinions on legal cloud computing that protect the interest of attorneys and establish a level of reliability for the vendors themselves. However, the ABA’s recent suggestions that cloud providers are essentially outsourced providers requiring oversight seems a little impractical to me. The point of cloud computing for lawyers is to make life easier and eliminate headaches.

Legal Project Management: Fad or Trend?

This week The New York Law Journal featured a great piece, “A Practical Approach to Legal Project Management”, making a compelling argument that LPM is more than a fad, it’s a trend. We completely agree with the authors that downward price pressures on legal services and alternative fees are driving the need for law firms to become more efficient.

5 Amazing Sales and Business Books for Attorneys

Over the past few years of building Rocket Matter, we’ve relied heavily on the sage wisdom of a handful of business and sales books which have really made a difference for us. Here are five business books which lawyers can use in their practice.

Legal Software for Macs in the Apple Store, Soho on October 27th

Live the dream – run your law practice completely on Apple equipment! Scanners, software, and printers facilitate the practice of law on Macs, and the iPhone is now a powerful business tool. Most attorneys who run Apple products at home are excited to find out they can use Microsoft Office on their Macs, run a paperless practice, manage their client trust accounts, and not skip a single beat when it comes to running a law firm.