There’s No Way to Game the System – Demystifying SEO – Guest Lecture with Conrad Saam

How do we create a web presence that actually works to bring in clients?  Well, this guest lecture may actually surprise you as no one is going to sell you a high-priced web site or bedazzle you with fancy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ‘tricks’.  Why?  Because you can create a good website on your own […]

Is That A Deposition In Your Pocket?

If you are a lawyer involved in litigation or your practice involves interacting with witnesses, then you obviously are familiar with depositions and transcripts. In fact, you probably are involved in more depositions than trials. Being a modern, mobile lawyer is all about making the unwieldy wieldy (is that a word?). One way to do […]

Smart Phones, Smarter Lawyers

It used to be that smartphones were novelties among lawyers. Not so much anymore. You likely can find a whole lot more smartphones than Mont Blanc pens in legal pockets these days. But can it be said with confidence that lawyers really understand their options and risks when it comes to the handy devices? This […]

Solo Tech with Martha Sperry

We’re very excited to have Martha Sperry join us as Solo Practice University’s newest monthly columnist. She will author Solo Tech.  Her role will be to keep us updated on all the shiny gadgets out there and how they can improve your solo/small firm practice.  She welcomes lots of questions in the comments so together […]

How Will Big Data and Open Source Intelligence Impact Representing Your Clients….

…especially criminal lawyers? This post may be slightly off topic but there is so much discussion about Big Data and predictive or quantitative analysis: Big Data—the neologism refers both to the bounty of information and to its analysis—is on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, scientific research, education, insurance, public health, energy policy, and national […]

Reality Check 2014 (Part 2): 10 Ways To Get and Keep Good Clients

In Reality Check Part 1: In 2014 Your Clients Won’t Be Able to Afford Your Services, we discussed the state of your clients’ income and why they won’t necessarily be able to afford your services. But telling you what they can’t afford isn’t going to help your legal business in 2014 and beyond.  We also […]

Taming the Wild Email Beast

Every single day I get at least 100 email. One day, I counted 400 new messages. And I know I’m not alone. According to this study by The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm: In 2013, the majority of email traffic comes from business email, which accounts for over 100 billion emails sent and received […]

When Will Law Schools Finally Teach Marketing?

Yes, law schools are now marrying the JD with technology and engineering.  I’m even honored to be part of the Advisory board for Suffolk University School of Law’s new Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation.  And law schools should be teaching technology.  I’ve even gone as far as suggesting they should also be teaching […]