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 [...]
Has the legal market become so bad that lawyers are actually considering taking a ‘full-time associates’ position which pays $192.30 a week….before taxes? I once heard someone say that most people are not afraid of failure so much as they are afraid of success. At first blush I’m sure many of you are shaking your head [...]
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 [...]
May 21, 2012 in Solo & Small Firm Practice
With the current economy, new grads setting up solo practices, BigLaw defectors going home to go to work, it’s time to revisit the rules of working from home. This post is not, however, about how to comply with the specific issue of being a lawyer working from home but the emotional and physical challenges of working from home… [...]
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.
Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what it is on lawyers’ minds and (no) surprise…it’s technology, cloud securiy, google, and law practice management software. However, you might be very surprised by what [...]
John Jantsch wrote a terrific piece a few years ago called “7 Time-Tested Ways to Dig Out From a Recession”. My position, however, is a little different. You should be doing these things ALL THE TIME. While you can read all seven ideas on John’s great site, I’m going to highlight numbers three, six and [...]