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The Importance of Listening

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Sometimes a convergence of ideas, none of which relates to law firm management, provides food for thought about how law firms (and other businesses) operate. That’s the case with this post, whose theme is the importance of listening, and how avoiding a dictatorship can help your firm grow. Let me provide four examples. First, there is my local florist. The ...

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Getting Started with Security

If you read my last post here on Law Technology Today, you know that I caution against an antivirus-only security strategy to combat today’s growing information risks.  But for many lawyers, the biggest challenge is not knowing whether they should do more, but rather what they should do to protect themselves and their practice from modern cyber threats.  The myriad of ...

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Big Data for Lawyers

Sharon and Jim interview Jobst Elster, the Head of Content for InsideLegal.com, about the implications of big data for all lawyers in firms small and large.  Big data provides both opportunities and challenges for lawyers! [powerpress] Show Notes       Software TyMetrix RateDriver app (free download) Big Data Articles and Blog Posts Legal IT Insider: Top 10 Big Data Facts ...

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Is Social Media Worth It?

Years after Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn debuted, social media remains a hot topic of discussion for lawyers and legal professionals.  How should it be used? Which sites are best? How do you get started–or should you get started at all? We’re happy to welcome this guest post from Victoria Santoro exploring the value of social media. Victoria is a litigator ...

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In the Wake of Google Reader’s Retirement

If you are anything like me, you were quite disappointed to learn that as of July 1, 2013 Google Reader will retire.  My first thought was once Google Reader is gone, what do I do with those hundreds (if not thousands) of RSS feeds I have captured and managed via Google Reader.  Rather than rely solely on the petition to ...

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What Technologists Can Teach Lawyers

A consultant I once knew stated in a technology benchmarking report that while her client (a law firm) did in fact own industry-standard technology, the lawyers of that firm did not know how to use more than ten percent of the capabilities of their technology. In this situation it was abundantly clear that the technologists in that firm had a ...

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Video: How to Make Social Media Work for Your Law Firm

Consumers today are constantly connected and expect the same from businesses. Social media can provide that connection by creating a direct stream of communication between clients and firms. Used appropriately, social media can expand business opportunities, garner strong relationships with clients and is even an opportunity to give your firm its own unique personality. Learn more about how your law ...

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Blocking Unwanted Messages on LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a great tool for marketing your practice, building your network and connecting with others, but it has pitfalls just like any other marketing tool. Rather than using LinkedIn as a legitimate tool to grow their network or further relationships with existing contacts, some people use it as simply a platform for promoting themselves – or to spam ...

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The Most Powerful (and Cheapest) Risk Management Tool

Funding for security initiatives can be difficult to come by, especially since most lawyers have gotten by for years with minimal investment in this area.  Many still rely on little more than antivirus software and a back-up hard drive.  Naturally, lawyers often ask what they can do to minimize their information security exposure and reasonably manage their risk without large ...

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