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Are you admitted to the Virginia Bar? Or just interested in tech-for-lawyers? There is still time to register for the Virginia State Bar’s Techshow 2021 webinar on Monday, April 26 from 8:30 to 5:15.  Not able to attend the live program on April 26? Register to receive the links for on demand CLE credit after the webinar. The $50 fee for this webinar program is a bargain. The virtual nature of the conference has made it…
Chess players are often advised to select a prominent player to be their “chess heroes.” The idea is that intensive study of their opening repertoire will help players develop their own repertoire. Selecting “social media heroes” and adopting their best practices looks like a great way to go. Greg Siskind’s Twitter account looks like a good place for lawyers to find a “social media hero.” Greg, an immigration lawyer with a national reputation, has also…
Patrick Palace has some good ideas in his ABA Solo magazine article How to Use Bad Reviews to Attract Good Clients (ABA members only). The most important idea is that negative reviews can be a net positive–if you know how to respond. Here’s one specific tip: Timely responses are even more important for negative reviews. Don’t let a negative review sit without a response. Readers may adopt it if you don’t respond. Your response should…
Can you do well by doing good? Hard to argue with opinions expressed by Lexblog founder Kevin O’Keefe in his Facebook feed: Other than some criminal defense, appellate, immigration and plaintiff’s trial lawyers, I don’t see many lawyers blogging with conviction. The numbers are lower in larger firms. If you feel comfortable getting out there, the opportunity is certainly there to provide thought provoking opinions and advocate change. Look at civil rights, pro bono…
Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations, by Dennis Kennedy. 212 pages. Kindle and paperback versions are available. The late World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer liked to say “When I play the Ruy, it’s like milking a cow.” What he meant was that when he played his favorite opening setup, the Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5) he could count on a steady, predictable…
Many lawyers contribute their time to worthy causes, but they are often not aware that they can and should get some benefit from their altruism. Backlinks (links other websites build to yours) are critically important to search engine optimization (SEO). They are even more powerful when they come from websites (including blogs) geographically close to you, since they boost your rank in Google search results in your area. You can do well by doing good.…
Glad to see Lexblog saying good things about us: Jerry Lawson is a leader in the world of legal tech. After years of working as a civil service lawyer, Jerry has returned to the legal tech field to serve as President of New Strategies in Legal Tech LLC. He also has extensive experience in legal marketing and served as a charter member of the American Bar Association’s eLawyering group. His familiarity with legal tech…
Knowledge Management projects live or die on the quantity and quality of information that system users share. Intuitively, the higher percentage of users participate would seem like a critical factor. This is one of the situations where intuition can lead you astray Pareto’s Law: The 80-20 Rule A century ago, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that roughly 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. Roughly 80% of the…