We have many acronyms in the software business, but my favorite relates to a process, not a techno-flavor of the month. It’s the DRY principal, and it stands for Don’t Repeat Yourself. Legal form creation is one area that’s completely ripe for the DRY principal, and until now, there hasn’t been a good option for […]
I’ve never been a fan of clutter – something nags me about it on a subconscious level – and it turns out my vibes were right. I didn’t know this until recently, but having too much stuff lying around can cause all sorts of problems, including increased time lost, lack of freedom of thought, feelings […]
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 – […]
In yesterday’s post we chatted about digital book reading. Today we switch focus to blogs and the news online and how to efficiently track and consume our favorite sites! We’re bombarded with online news and information. And for the first time in history more people get news online than from newspapers. Technorati, which has been tracking […]
Timers, in this age of very limited time, unlimited Internet distraction, and electronic ADD, are making a roaring comeback, whether they’re simple tomato kitchen timers or fancy electronic doohickeys.
Many thanks to Lee Rosen, uber-tech lawyer and blogger extraordinaire from DivorceDiscourse.com, on his recent Rocket Matter legal technology webinar, How to set up a modern law practice and the tech tools you’ll need. Feel free to download our slide deck, where you can take a look at the cutting edge law firm software we […]
Email batching, then, is the first step to Email Nirvana. Step two is unsubscribing. Check out the article for steps three and four.
Nothing theoretical, inspirational, or thought-provoking in this post, folks. Rather, let’s roll up our sleeves and look at one of the important elements of your website that a lot of folks overlook or just don’t do correctly: the meta description tag. And if you read no further, keep those descriptions to 160 characters. You’ll see […]
From the client’s perspective, getting a big legal bill long after the service was performed has the effect of feeling like a big nasty surprise. That can lead to uncomfortable discussions and, worse yet, often results in haircuts on your bill. The bigger and “lumpier” the bill (that is, the more things thrown in together), the further it is away from the time you provided the service, the more likely a discount negotiation is forthcoming.
Failing to send out bills on time can be one of the most costly aspects of a law practice. It can contribute to all kinds of practical problems, from firm-related operational issues to client communication troubles.