A friend of mine and I were talking recently about the move to cloud computing and storage (also known as SaaS for “software as a service”) and how often lawyers are slow to adopt new technologies. He’s not a lawyer, but quite experienced in technology, and frankly he’s amazed that lawyers would even question whether [...]
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A colleague once told me that when it came to growing my practice, I could either spend money or I could spend time. What he failed to mention, however, was that sometimes spending time could cost more than spending money. This was a lesson that I would have to learn on my own as my [...]
For many law students, the part of the bar exam that causes the most anxiety is the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)—also known as a grueling six-hour multiple-choice test. I believe this is because unless you are someone who has a natural affinity for multiple-choice exams, you likely have been haunted by them throughout your academic [...]
Jun 7, 2012 in Guest Bloggers
Starting a business is a journey. Sometimes you start things with the best of intentions. You get an idea. You plan it out. You market and sell it. Then you do the work. As time goes by, sometimes you realize that what you are doing is just not working for you. It’s not what you [...]
Jun 5, 2012 in Guest Bloggers
I’ve often written about things I do that don’t necessarily fit into the traditional “returning to the law” mentality. I work with various bar associations and legal mentoring groups, thus the Belly Up to the Bar(Association) post. This month I added Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle to my out of the norm rezooming event experiences. [...]
Starting this Friday and every Friday until the July Bar Exam, our guest blogger, Lee Burgess, will be providing advice on how to prepare for this milestone exam. It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and thousands of law school graduates from all over the country are skipping [...]
May 31, 2012 in Guest Bloggers
This post was written by Barbara Mencer and has been reprinted with permission. Barbara Mencer is the Founder of the Business Breakthrough Institute. Over the past 25 years, Barbara has served as a strategic director of business development and marketing in professional service companies. She has served as a consultant, coach, and trainer to non-profit [...]
The iPhone 4S added a much advertised voice-activated feature called “Siri,” which performs tasks that legal blogger Ernie the Attorney called “purely magical” because Siri allows you to avoid typing on that tiny keyboard. Lawyers can speak to Siri to transcribe dictation into an email, a text message or a document. Siri can do web [...]
Should I partner with another attorney when starting my practice? This is a question often asked by young lawyers who want to go solo. However, few of the young lawyers seeking a response to this oft-asked question are really looking for a partner.