We find ourselves in uncharted terrain: a market saturated with overqualified lawyers vying for positions at firms whose decades of unrestrained hiring at exaggerated salaries turned out to be—brace yourself—an unsustainable business model mandating unprecedented layoffs
As a result of Internet-based sources, today’s litigators and academics are presented with both exciting new opportunities and dangerous new pitfalls. Lawyers need to ask: Can I cite to this particular item as “authority”? If so, how do I properly cite it?
This Friday I’ll be speaking at an all day seminar for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) called The Practice III. The title of the talk: “Online Practice Management in the 21st Century.” Brian Tannebaum, FACDL President, is organizing the conference, and I can tell the conference is going to be great for […]
We constantly engage our attorney customers to keep tabs of the most pressing requests for product improvement. What follows is a short list of some of the most consistent requests we receive for future enhancements to our online legal office manager, Rocket Matter.
Since there are so many online social communities and mediums and only so many hours in the day, it helps to get a handle around some data to make some time allotment decisions.
Finally, the straight dope on social media. Blogging can help legal professionals position themselves build a web presence, protect their reputations, and build business. Social media tools like Twitter and LinkedIn can also help you grow your practice, but how much really, and how much time should you spend on them?
Lawyers, despite what they think, are not very good at encouraging creative thinking. Certainly, we’re trained to seek out similar opinions to the current situation or to find interesting ways to assist clients avoid regulation, but law firm partners don’t often encourage their teams (associates, junior partners, etc.) to be creative.
In the online trade show environment Virtual LegalTech with virtual booths, a virtual networking lounge, and virtual CLE sessions, I added Bessie the Cow as a company representative. She would go into the networking lounge and say “Mooooooooo!” And we angered our other vendors.
Your website most likely could generate a lot more leads than it currently does. If you’re asking yourself, “what’s a call to action”, this post is a good place to start. A call to action, or CTA for short, is marketing-speak for an image or text that urges a visitor to your website to take a certain action, like fill out a contact form or sign up for a newsletter.
We at Legal Productivity are newcomers to a growing field. Paul C. Easton and Steven Levy are two of the godfathers of online legal project management discourse, with lively, current blogs and a spirit of engagement. Check ’em out.