November’s Best of the Blogs

by Alexa Drago on November 22, 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

5 Tech Issues Lawyers Should Be Prepared to Discuss With Clients

Casey C. Sullivan, FindLaw
You’re an attorney, not the IT guy, and when it comes to most tech issues, clients usually know to go to (nerdier) experts. But with so many tech problems having legal implications today, you still have to be versed in common tech issues. Read more.

The Lawyer’s Guide to a Well-Appointed iPad

Multiple Contributors, Apps in Law
A free e-book created by several lawyers who use iPads effectively in their practice. Read more.

Password Managers Are for Everyone—Including You

Staff, The WireCutter
You have to deal with a staggering number of passwords nowadays. So it’s not surprising that many people reuse simple, easily guessed passwords across multiple sites. It’s easy to increase your account security without needing to remember dozens of long strings of gibberish. Enter the password manager. Read more.

Marketing

Facebook May be The Most Important Social Network for Lawyers

Kevin O’Keefe, Lexblog
Lawyers often dismiss Facebook for purposes of business and professional development. Lawyers and law firms look to LinkedIn first when it comes to business development. But per a national survey released by the Pew Research Center, Facebook is America’s most popular social networking platform by a substantial margin. Read more.

How to Network Like You Mean It

Julie Wilcox, Lawyerist.com
A colleague used to tell me, “They call it networking for a reason.” I would politely laugh, then walk away and remind myself to never, ever go to another networking event again. Networking is hard because it can be no different than a bad date. Read more.

Developing The Right Keyword Strategy For Your Law Firm Website

Michael Miceli, Legal Productivity
When it comes to your website, focusing on the right keywords can mean the difference between success and failure. Read more.

Miscellaneous

How To Get Client Feedback That You Can Use

Lynn Luong, Small Firm Center
Existing clients can provide valuable information about your law firm and the legal services you provide. Tapping into that information can help you improve your business and attract more clients. Read more.

Building a Mid-Sized Firm and Going Out on My Own

Christine Swenson, Solo in Colo
For entrepreneurs, Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” is one of the most powerful concepts in business today. Rather than focus on the external product or service being produced, Sinek encourages everyone to begin with one’s own internal motivation. Read more.

The Decline and Renewal of the “General Practice, Solo and Small Firm” Lawyer

Jordan Furlong, Lawyerist.com
When I first joined my local bar association back in the mid-1990s, I noticed there was a large interest group devoted to “General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Lawyers.” It made sense to me, at the time, but it makes less sense today. Read more.

 

 

 

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