January’s Best of the Blogs

by Alexa Drago on January 29, 2016

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
The Anywhere Law Office: Legal Workspace

CSean Doherty, Above the Law
If you want to go anywhere and everywhere with your law office, it’s time to look at infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. IaaS brings applications and data together in a centralized place and provides them from any Internet connection. Read more.

Highlights: 2015 Apple at Law User Survey

Tom Lambotte, Attorney at Work
This year’s Apple at Law User Survey revives the annual tradition begun with Clio’s “Apple in Law Offices” survey, conducted from 2010 to 2013. The 2015 Attorney at Work survey drew 339 respondents from firms of all sizes, and the results show some interesting statistics. Read more.

Get Paid Faster With Online Billing

Podcast from Legal Talk
Historically, law firms have billed clients exclusively by mailing paper invoices, a slow and relatively time-consuming system. With the increase in technology and credit card billing for almost everything we purchase, billing online is now more professional and more efficient. Read more.

Three Goals For A Better Law Office In The New Year

Jeff Bennion, Above the Law
Think about how the mechanics of practicing law have changed in the last 10 years—cloud storage, e-discovery, mobile devices, iPads, touchscreen devices, etc. You should, at least slowly, begin to look at the way businesses, including law firms, are changing to incorporate technology and evaluate if you can possibly do the same. Read more.

Marketing
The Lawyer’s Guide To Facebook Etiquette

Gary Ross, Above the Law
I expect wacky Facebook posts from a lot of people, yet it’s troubling when I see it from lawyers. Read more.

Five Mind-Blowing Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Branding

Julie Tolek, Attorney at Work
When most people think about “branding,” the first thing that comes to mind is the visuals: logos, images, color schemes. But branding is much more than visual elements. It’s the connection a human being has to a product, service or even another person—and it’s the main factor influencing consumers to do business with that product, service or person. Read more.

Miscellaneous
How to Outsource or Delegate Administrative Tasks

Cari Twitchell, Lawyerist.com
You have heard the phrase, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” As a solo practitioner or solopreneur, you are Jack. You must be able to handle all aspects of running a business on top of providing the legal services you have trained for. Read more.

Creating Work-Life Balance as a Solo Attorney

Melanie Fischer, Solo in Colo
Everyone wants to find the right work-life balance. No matter the profession, the ability to balance your life at work with your life at home can be a struggle. Especially in your early professional years, it can be challenging to find enough time for yourself and for your family. Read more.

How to Hire a Paralegal

Robin Bull, Lawyerist.com
There are a variety of ways paralegals are trained to do their jobs. You can increase your chances of hiring the right paralegal the first time by knowing what paralegals can do for you and your office. Read more.

Tips for Lawyers Who Want to Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money

John Lande, Solo in Colo
Professor John Lande wrote My Last Lecture: More Unsolicited Advice for Future and Current Lawyers. Some of the advice in this article is specifically for law students, but most of it is about good lawyering. Read more.

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