Nowadays, much legal research is done on the internet. Sure, it saves time and can be of great value. The downside: Instead of using legal reasoning, attorneys are, in many instances, and to a lesser or greater extent, relying on the methodology and conclusions reached by others. And their writing….
Encryption is now part of your professional duty to safeguard your clients’ data. Encryption is a very techno-scary word for many lawyers. It’s intimidating, actually. But even if it is, it doesn’t mean you can bury your head in the sand, not if you are going to represent your clients responsibly. Encryption is critical when […]
These days people boast about being busy all the time as if staying busy is an indication of success. What they don’t tell you is what they are doing while they are busy. Working for the sake of appearing productive when you don’t have anything to do is just as much of a waste of time as spending all day having political debates on Google Plus or Facebook. But how do you avoid the distractions, the time sucks, the stress? Read more………
Many lawyers remain techno-dinosaurs because they don’t want to invest the time to learn how to use new and more efficient technology. They shortsightedly view an investment in training through the lens of billable hours. They focus on a temporary loss of revenues instead of the future improvements in productivity. Meanwhile they drop farther and farther behind, which only increases their anxiety with regard to technology. Read more…
Ryan McKeen of the McKeen Law Firm is back with us again. This time he shares how he can take on larger matters by creating legal teams for cases on an ‘as needed’ basis.
This is a must-listen to guest lecture because there is a ‘no man’s land’ between being an office of one – you – and growing into having full time staff and permanently increased overhead. Ryan shares smart and highly effective ways to grow and be profitable during the journey through ‘no man’s land’. Listen and learn.
The narrative currently embraced by everyone in the profession is the predominant reason why consumers don’t engage lawyers is cost. Wrong! In a recent legal needs survey it was determined that cost is not the predominant factor when deciding not to hire a lawyer…even in today’s economy. Surprisingly, the dominant reason consumers are not contacting lawyers is they don’t understand they have a legal problem…..and there are more reasons. Read more…..
2015 is shaping up to be THE year of the legal startup. Angelist.com is flush with more than 720 startups and almost 1,100 investors. In 2013 a stunning $458 million was invested into legal startups, a breathtaking leap from a mere $66 million invested in 2012. But while investment dollars declined in 2014, the startups are proliferating […]
As promised, here is the second part of this important and fascinating guest lecture with Deborah Gonzalez discussing online security basics for attorneys. If you’ve not listened to Part 1 yet, you can do so here. The audio is about 48 minutes. Listen directly below Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is an attorney and the founder of […]
Quite simply, this is a mind-blowing guest lecture from one of our most thought-provoking faculty, Deborah Gonzalez. This guest lecture exposes the deep and dark underbelly of the online world, the full, often-ignored exposure you have when you not only conduct business online, but are online for pleasure. This jam-packed two part guest lecture will […]
I am a techie lawyer. I was a database and systems engineer for medical practice management software systems and electronic training systems for over a decade before I decided to go back to law school. When my fellow law students had a technical problem with their laptops, they were as likely to come to me […]