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When you got a J.D. and passed the bar and became a special unique snowflake, you also joined a profession notorious for long hours. How else are you going to render excellent client service while paying off those student loans, not to mention get rich? But if Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, can leave the office by 5:30 pm most days, why can’t lawyers get a handle on their work hours? Home…
Lawyers right now have an opportunity to build healthier law firms that people love to work for, that clients love to work with, and that solve problems—not necessarily just legal problems—in a way traditional firms haven’t even tried to do. What follows is the foreword I wrote for Tiger Tactics, a book by LabCon alum and two-time podcast guest (episodes 53 and 155) Billie Tarascio, plus Ryan McKeen, William Umansky, Theresa DeGray, and…
In this episode with Lainey Feingold, we talk about online accessibility requirements and what lawyers should know about them. We also talk with Lainey about structured negotiation as an alternative to litigation, and how to get companies to actually talk to you in business law. Lainey Feingold Lainey Feingold is an author, speaker, and disability rights lawyer who focuses on digital accessibility, which means making technology like websites, mobile apps, kiosks, etc. available to people…
“Simplify your day-to-day with automated workflows in MyCase.” MyCase automated workflows are a quick and easy way to streamline your standardized practices, saving you time and improving your productivity. Details When you open a new case or prepare for trial, you’ll often have the same tasks, events, and even templates that need to be completed for each case. Writing out those same tasks, deadlines, and appointments for every new matter you start is time consuming…
“Tresorit lets you store and protect your documents on the cloud with confidence.” Tresorit is a secure, easy-to-use cloud storage service with powerful features and zero-knowledge encryption, so you, and only you, decide who views your files. Details Many cloud storage offerings are convenient and easy to use, but most aren’t secure. When you upload your files and documents to the cloud, your documents are visible to you and your cloud service provider, meaning that…
In a fight to stand out in a vast sea of digital content, it can be dangerously easy for lawyers to slide into an almost militant mentality when it comes to content marketing: publish often, collect followers, and increase website traffic. Wash, rinse, repeat. Related Lawyerist’s Legal Marketing Hub The problem with this approach is twofold. First, it inevitably reduces the quality of your work. Second, and much more importantly, it erases a crucial human-centric…
“Create and generate legal documents in just three easy steps with Lawyaw.” Lawyaw is a cloud-based platform that turns Microsoft Word-based legal documents into easy-to-populate online templates using AI, cutting the amount of time you spend on document assembly in half. Details While most attorneys have a library of Microsoft Word-based document templates in a folder on their computer, the manual process of generating new documents from those templates can be time-consuming, to say the…
In this episode with Alice Armitage, we talk about what today’s landscape looks like when law schools teach technology and innovation, and what role they have in solving the access to justice gap. Alice shares a vision of what “practice-ready” and “think like a lawyer” means today and what they could mean in the future. Alice Armitage Alice Armitage is a professor and the Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings Law School, where she…
“Clio Grow offers a new way to organize, nurture, and acquire new clients all from one convenient platform.” Clio Grow is a new product from Clio that helps you manage new business and create better client experiences. Details Managing the client experience from intake to matter management is no easy task. Clients who don’t get timely communications lack clarity on their case, leaving them feeling neglected by their attorney. And clients who feel neglected often…
“Memorable phone numbers generate more leads.” With RingBoost, you can secure a custom phone number to help you stand out from the competition and grow faster. Details There’s plenty of buzz around digital marketing these days. But the best lead generation tool for law firms remains inbound phone calls. A call is immediate, efficient, and helps you build a strong relationship from the beginning of your client’s experience with your firm. Many firms focus intently…