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I don’t promote many conferences here so when I do, you know it’s a not to be missed event. But that’s how I felt after seeing the agenda for trademark docketing platform AltLegal ‘s first conference, AltLegal Connect  which will take place Sunday March 22-Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York.  As AltLegal describes, AltLegal Connection  is a different kind of trademark conference specifically for solo and boutique trademark practices. Alt Legal Connect 2020 features over a dozen…
For those of you currently in the process of opening your own law firm, or thinking about doing it in the next few months, there’s still time to join the first cohort of participants in National Launch a Law Firm Month. Right now, I’m gathering information about where you are in the process and what topics matter most to you – so if you’d like to join please complete the form below by FEBRUARY 17,…
Though I’ve never been much of a sports fan, football least of all, I feel compelled to turn on the Superbowl (if not watch it) just so that I can participate in Monday morning conversations. For that reason, I am probably the last person on earth to have learned about Katie Sowers, an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49’rs who made history as the first woman to coach an NFL team in the…
Since time immemorial, law practice management advisors and business consultants and coaching programs have drummed into law firm owners’ heads the importance of valuing our services. Capturing every last little second of billable time for phone calls and emails by invoicing early and often and accepting electronic payments. Walking the fine line between putting clients the center of our law practices but not making their problems our own.  Running your firm like a well-oiled, efficient…
Every year, you’ve promised yourself that this would be the year to start a law firm. Or to develop a legal tech app. Or a side business to your firm.  But then you glanced at the to-do list – setting up a website, incorporating, finding an office space or rental situation, reviewing the ethics of what you want to do, preparing a mission statement and on and on until suddenly, you became so overwhelmed that…
For me, finding the right law firm technology is just like falling in love. Every interaction is effortless. You feel a magnetic, almost addictive attraction that makes you want to spend more time getting to know everything about the object of your affection. You become a better person because you’ve found something that to bring out the best in you. You can envision a future together. This is exactly how I felt when  I met
The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I found the courage to start. John Bingham As the saying goes, hindsight is 20-20.  Which makes 2020 the ideal time to start your law firm – because you’ll have no regrets. What I mean is, that in one or three or five years or a decade from now, you won’t look back and say that “In hindsight, I regret not having taken the risk…
I came across this great story about  Penzeys Spices, a family-owned, national spice retailer that has spent over $700,000 on Facebook ads supporting President Trump’s impeachment.  At a time when businesses face backlash even over a celebrity spokesperson’s views or donations to certain causes, company owner Bill Penzey’s bold statements have likewise cost him business and alienated more than a few long-time customers.  But according to the article, Penzey can afford to take these…