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Alternatives to Ruby Receptionists in light of price increase
I have been using the virtual receptionist service Ruby Receptionists for over a year. They are the third virtual receptionist service I have used, and they're by far the best. It's not even close, really.
Ruby just sent me an email informing me …
Alternatives to Mycase
I have been using mycase for years and I have officially given up. Any recommendations for an alternative all in one practice management solution for a small three person litigation firm? We use both mac and windows, dropbox and exchange for email.
Has There Been an Explosion in Legal Tech?
If you tuned into Lawyerist Podcast #61, the answer to the question is a resounding “yes”. According to Sam and Aaron: “the practice management software explosion continues”; “there’s lots of room for growth and we are at the beginning of the proce…
New Phone System
I am looking for a new phone system. I currently am just using landlines and have an answering service for when we are closed. In my office there are 3 of us total.
I am either going to get: (1) traditional phone system (landline) with a virtual …
Quickbooks- recording liens?
Our contingent fee cases frequently have liens that have to be paid upon settlement (hospital and ambulance bills, or various other bills owed that are deferred to the end of the case). We have methods for recording and keeping up with them to make …
Law Degree at age 50? Is it worth pursuing?
Please help get my mind right. Is this a good idea or a waste of time?
I am thinking of taking the lsats/going to law school/passing bar.
But I am going to be 48 in a few months and haven't even taken the lsat's. I think I have an exceptiona…
Experiences with Surface Pro / iPad Pro?
I've decided to get either the Surface Pro or iPad Pro, and was interested in any experiences others could share using either one in their legal practice. I expect to use the mostly when I'm working out of the office, either at home or in mediations…
Are Legal Podcasts a Thing?
I have been a podcast fan for sometime, and have increasingly been looking at the legal podcast space. Hence I found this article in today's New York Times about podcast intriguing...and I share a couple of interesting excerpts:
* "But he wa…
I am looking to increase my online presence and explore online marketing. I have a website that I built on godaddy, that is pretty basic. I was approached today by a representative from Dex Media. She was very knowledgeable and upbeat about online m…
Adwords Premium Partner vs. Go-it-alone
I'm doing well with organic search rankings for my practice areas, but want to see what some PPC marketing can do for me. Does anyone have any good or bad things to say about Google Adwords Premium partners (in general), or have specific experiences…
Legal Insurance Group
I am a new attorney and have been practicing for about a month. I am looking for new ways to market and get new clients, and have been contemplating signing up with a legal insurance group. I worked at a firm that accepted ARAG, and they had a lot o…
Best cloud-based CRM?
I am currently a new associate who joined up with a long-time friend and soon to be retiring solo. It is a great opportunity for me, I get most of the freedom of being a solo but I have established systems including 3 paralegals and another attorne…
How Long Should You Expect Your Laptop to Last?
I have a Dell Latitude E6440 that I purchased in May 2014. In recent weeks, she has really started slowing down. General speed issues include: loading of website pages, delay between typing strokes and letters loading, delay in opening files.
Business Development Coach
Anyone out there have any experiences - good or bad - with hiring a personal marketing coach? Interested to hear the opinions.
Anyone communicating with clients via automation? Example, using software to automatically send emails at certain intervals of the case? Could be using anything from Aweber, Mailchimp, Ontraport and Infusionsoft. If so, what do you use and how is it…
Non-vendor case management options?
My law firm is just over a year old and has had very healthy growth. The spreadsheet we use to keep up with our client list and other basic case info is still useful but we're at a point where we need something dedicated to case management. I've loo…
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