Are You Working With The New Consumer-Facing Legal Startups?

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 […]

Online Security Basics for Attorneys – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez (Part 2)

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 […]

Online Security & Risk Basics For Attorneys – Guest Lecture with Deborah Gonzalez (Part 1)

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 […]

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 […]