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Data Protection for Your Law Firm

Data Protection for Your Law Firm

Writing legal briefs, appearing in court, scheduling client meetings; it goes without saying that the priority of legal practices is, well, taking care of the client. Anything that detracts from the core function of overseeing legal details goes against the purpose of a firm. Unfortunately, many things related to the operations of a firm have […]

Benefits to Attorneys and Law Firms in Technology and Computer Training

Benefits to Attorneys and Law Firms in Technology and Computer Training

Large law firms have long recognized the benefits of continuing education and training for staff attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries in how to utilize Microsoft Word and Office products to their maximum capabilities. The reason for this is primarily because attorneys use Microsoft Word in ways not dreamed of by ordinary users. For an attorney, […]

A Well Thought-Out Database Can Assist in Your Law Practice

A Well Thought-Out Database Can Assist in Your Law Practice

In the late fall of 2009, the University of Florida’s Legal Technology Institute (“LTI”) published its Case, Matter and Practice Management Software Study (the “CMS Study”). The study was developed to form a better understanding of how case, matter and practice management software can improve legal services, to understand how such technologies are used and […]

5 Tech Functions Every Law Firm Needs

5 Tech Functions Every Law Firm Needs

1. High data availability & control At the end of the day, a lawyer’s work revolves around the access, creation and storage of documents. Once these documents were produced and stored by hand leading to enormous filing cabinets overflowing with paper. Now, most documents are stored electronically (though there still seems to be reams of […]

Investigative Series: Resources and Methods to Conduct a Background Check on an Opposing Party

Investigative Series: Resources and Methods to Conduct a Background Check on an Opposing Party

We operate in a globally competitive business climate, and when conducting a background investigation, the legal community must be well-equipped with the resources and skill-set to conduct a comprehensive background investigation expeditiously and economically.  Attorneys and clients will use these reports to make key decisions whether in connection with a business transaction or in anticipation […]

Video Marketing Tip for Attorneys

Video Marketing Tip for Attorneys

Imagine that you needed to hire an attorney and you decided to search out one online.  For those attorneys that have web video, which one would you choose if you were to base your decision off their video?  Would you choose the lawyer who tells you how great they are and what a fantastic law […]

The Top 5 Myths About Business Development for Law Firms

The Top 5 Myths About Business Development for Law Firms

The beginning is the most important part. – Plato Just like one might receive a different explanation of the game of football from someone born in Texas as opposed to another in Brazil or England, “business development” can vary depending on whom you ask. But to really understand what successful business development is one must […]

Driving Marketing Change at Law Firms - A Test of Leadership

Driving Marketing Change at Law Firms – A Test of Leadership

Although it is never easy to challenge the status quo or achieve fundamental change within an organization – especially at a law firm. Yet change is a fundamental component to success. How does a firm steeped in culture and tradition address these questions? Very carefully. Especially if it is driven by a law firm marketing […]

Why I Like the Term Counselor at Law

Why I Like the Term Counselor at Law

The term counselor-at-law is more in keeping with high goals and ambitions than the term lawyer. Counselor elicits an image of one who has deep knowledge–who dutifully informs and offers insight into critical matters of the mind and heart. A counselor is a person who guides others–a confidant and a pathfinder, and law firms would […]

Law Firm Culture and You

Law Firm Culture and You

Think about your law firm and its environment. It doesn’t matter if the firm is large, medium or small; the culture around you is what is important. Your law firm probably has some written policies and procedures, maybe a mission statement and strategic goals it would like to reach. But what about the unwritten rules […]

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