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On at least one level, most legal services are transactional.  Lawyers enter into representation agreements with clients to perform a service: drafting an estate plan, representation in a DUI case, negotiating separation terms and a settlement for a divorce.  Some engagements are completed in a matter of weeks while others can go on for years. ……
Although I co-authored Social Media for Lawyers a decade ago, I never expected that online connections would wholesale replace in-person professional networking. Instead, online networking as a springboard to a relationship that would ultimately solidify though a face to face meeting.   Yet IRL connections are difficult to come by in a time of coronavirus. And……
Unless you’ve managed to bring existing clients with you when starting a new firm, it can take some time for cash to start flowing through the door.  Don’t despair –  there are lots of creative ways to drum up quick cash to tide you over as your practice gets off the ground.  Although most quick……
Rewind five months ago to the early days of the pandemic, when courts shut down, work moved home and you were content to turn your kids over to ten hours of screen time each day because you thought it would be temporary.  Back then, you had big plans: to add a new practice area, to ……
As one of the few bloggers covering the solo and small law firm space, I try to stay current on what’s new in the legal tech world.  So after learning just a few days ago that a class action for overbilling was filed two years ago against  Ruby Receptionists,an answering service popular with lawyers,  boy……
Back in March, when the coronavirus over took the country, shuttering courts and sending lawyers packing from their office to remote work, virtual conferences and webinars began popping up all over the place. In fact, you couldn’t spend a second on social media without being bombarded with a notification of a free webinar on COVID-19……
To paraphrase an old Yiddush saying, men and women plan, pandemic laughs.  Take a look at some of completely unexpected winners…and losers recently anointed by the pandemic: With the population housebound, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have seen declines of 70-80 percent in usage.  Instead, folks are substituting bicycles for public transportation and uber……
Back in the day –almost twenty years ago — when I spent more time with my daughters in the span of a day than I do in a week now that they’re grown, one of our favorite car-song anthems was This One’s for the Girls  by Martina McBride.  It’s a peppy song that celebrates the……