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When you think of what you need to run a successful law firm, the first things you probably think of are your computer, a fast internet connection, and your briefcase filled with important legal documents. But the most overlooked piece of technology that most law firms rely on is their phone system. From client calls to conference meetings with other attorneys or judges, you probably spend a good part of your day on the phone.…
In this episode with Rebecca Sandefur, we talk about why people rarely turn to lawyers or courts for assistance with their problems, how to properly educate civilians on obtaining legal help, and what role small and solo firm lawyers play in the solution. Rebecca Sandefur Rebecca Sandefur Rebecca Sandefur is an academic sociologist and Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. She is also a faculty fellow at the American
“Learn how document automation can take your firm to the next level with AbacusNext’s free whitepaper.” Technology is changing how firms are providing legal services. Implementing automation in your law practice can save valuable time and money for your clients. No matter how complex the task, anything that can be done on a repetitive basis can be automated, including document creation. Document automation is an easy way to provide more value to your clients, reduce…
In this episode with Bob Ambrogi, we talk about the state of legal blogging and podcasting in 2019 and whether or not blogging and podcasting can still be influential. Bob also shares advice for new legal bloggers and podcasters. Bob Ambrogi Bob Ambrogi Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer, legal tech writer, and consultant. He currently oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network. Bob has also been the editor-in-chief of several legal publications,…
“Crafting and editing the perfect phone script for your practice has never been easier with LEXReception.” When clients call your law firm, having the right script in place can set the right tone for your clients’ experience. A great script means a great client experience, and with LEXReception, they’ll help you create a script that’s perfect for your firm, no matter why clients call. Details LEXReception is a virtual receptionist firm that does so much…
Litify offers a highly customizable, intuitive, and powerful law practice management platform. Law firms looking for a modern, one-stop solution for their matter and document management, marketing, and CRM needs will find what they’re looking for and more in Litify. Details Litify offers an all-in-one law practice management platform that automates marketing, client management, intake, matters, documents, referrals, reporting, finance, and more all from a single, easy to use interface. Having all your systems integrated…
In this episode with Jason Fried, we talk about what it means to be a calm company, how to think about remote work and accountability, and how less can be more when it comes to productivity. Jason Fried Jason Fried Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals , a Chicago-based company that builds web-based productivity tools that, in their words, “do less than the competition — intentionally.” 37signals’ simple but powerful collaboration tools…
In this episode with David Colarusso, we talk about Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, what it is and what it hopes to achieve, as well as a concept known as “Chesterton’s fence” and how you can better use risk assessment tools in your firm. David Colarusso David Colarusso David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab. An attorney and educator by training, he has…
TimeSolv’s project management features help you balance matters and budgeting for better efficiency and accountability in your practice. TimeSolv is a cloud-based time tracking and billing solution with project and budget management features to help you run a more efficient and accountable practice. With its project management features, TimeSolv can also help you manage matters to keep you within budget and provide better insight for your billing. Details Many attorneys have been in situations where…
In this episode with Chris Voss, we talk about compromise, listening and empathy as a martial art, and a few more tips and tricks on negation from Chris’s book, Never Split the Difference. Chris Voss Chris Voss Chris Voss is the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in…