5 Reasons Why Legal Cloud Computing Will Dominate Practice Management Within Three Years

When Rocket Matter first appeared on the legal technology scene (I prefer the term ‘dance floor’), we emerged as the first legal specific online practice management software on the market. Almost simultaneously, we were joined by other worthy competitors (and some not so worthy – Hi Kathy!). In the two and a half years since […]

Humorous Legal Disclaimer Signs at Universal Studios

Last weekend I had a blast with the family at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. The rides are definitely more intense (read: more fun) than their counterparts across Orlando at Disney, but along with the excitement comes some explicit, and humorous, disclaimers… From the Dragon Challenge ride, formerly Dueling Dragons. Important advice to heed, […]

The Devolution of the Affiliate Program

I’m a DirectTV customer, and have been for some time. Generally, I’ve had a good experience with the service itself and when I’ve had to call for support I found their support team to be friendly, helpful, and genuinely concerned about solving my issue. (Football fans can appreciate the terrifying panic that sets in at […]

How to Remove SEOQuake from Your Chrome Browser

I installed SEOQuake to help with statistics. I’ve found it to only be a distraction, and for the longest time couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it from Chrome, which I prefer to use. Today I figured out how to remove SEOQuake from Chrome and in my glee I feel the need to […]

Legal Bloggers: Getting Your Content Scraped? Fight Back!

Content scraping is an obvious copyright violation, but, if one writes well and often enough, as the introductory quote from blogger Eileen Smith’s post about dealing with the fallout of being ‘scraped’ indicates, it becomes a fact of life online. So, what’s a legal content producer to do?

Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for Lawyers : Nagging Questions

Yesterday at the MILOFest conference someone confessed they were on the sidelines of the social media ballgame and was wondering what Twitter was used for and how much time to spend on it. In response, here are some stills from a recent presentation I gave on social media for law firms. Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn […]

On World Usability Day, We Recognize Lawyers Need Usable Software

Today is World Usability Day. But, what does Usability mean? And, how does this impact a law firm? The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) provides a good definition of Usability. It defines usability as “The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction […]

Jury Selection in a Social Media Age

Much has been written on the risk-management side about the potential for sequestration violations by jurors armed with twitter, facebook and the like, as we’ve seen on Law.com and the National Law Review. And, courts have begun to respond with mistrials for tweeting during breaks in trial and contempt charges for post-verdict status updates in […]

Smiling, Happiness, and How to Make a Good First Impression

As the end of year and holiday season quickly approaches, many folks begin to focus on wrapping business up on a positive note, achieving goals, and positioning oneself for the year to come. I like to use November and December to review some of the classic personal improvement books I’ve collected over the years. My […]