February’s Best of the Blogs

by Alexa Drago on February 28, 2017

We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month.

Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good one.

Quick Tips

Product Reviews

 

Technology

 

Speech-To-Text Dictation For Lawyers: What You Need To Know

One type of technology that has come of age in recent years that offers solo and small-firm lawyers great flexibility while saving incredible amounts of time is speech-to-text transcription. Read more.
 

Secure Messaging for Lawyers

After you have thought through your threat model and secured your accounts and devices, you are ready to delve into communicating privately and securely with your clients and others. Read more.
 

Tech Tips to Protect Client Confidentiality

If there is one thing we should learn from the 1.5 billion email hack at Yahoo, it’s that email is not secure, and it’s a problem that is not going away. For lawyers duty-bound to protect client confidentiality, it’s even a bigger problem. Read more.
 

Marketing

 

This Winter, Warm Up to Paid Social Promotion

If you’re having just a little trouble embracing the idea, it’s understandable. Paid social media can seem self-promotional. That’s something many attorneys aren’t comfortable with. Read more.
 

How Much detail do you have in your lawyer referral database?

Knowing what the lawyers on your list do best allows you to be a better matchmaker. That increases the odds of a successful referral and saves everyone a lot of time. Read more.
 

Twitter Tips for Attorneys

Twitter can be used by lawyers to do good things for their visibility online. Here are some tips on how you can master the use of Twitter for your practice.
 

Miscellaneous

 

How and Why to Hire a Law Student

So your firm has more work than it can handle, and you want to hire a law student to help you out. Here are some key considerations if you are thinking about hiring a law student. Read more.
 

Office? Where We’re Going, We Won’t Need an Office!

The key to it all is connectivity. None of this works if your office systems aren’t up to it. You’ll see plenty of good advice on hardware and software that will deliver what you need, but more important than the machines is the mindset. Too often, I have seen lawyers’ emotional reticence about technology derail them before they ever get up from their desks. Read more.
 

Law Firm Accounting: Empowerment by the Numbers

Before you read the word “numbers” and cover your ears, consider this your reminder that accounting doesn’t have to be intimidating. Listen to the podcast.

 

 

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