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The Big 4 - Clio, Rocket Matter, MyCase Inc., Total Attorneys
For up-to-date information on Clio and MyCase, see the Clio user guide and MyCase user guide. Look for a Rocket Matter user guide in the near future. We're not really clear on the status of Total Attorneys. —Ed.
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Encryption for Gmail
I'm going to plug a post on my site because I think it'll benefit a lot of users.
I discovered, and I'm using, Virtru, for encrypting email messages in my Gmail.
It's really easy to use, doesn't require any extras, and works with a number of d…
I am moving from an executive suite to our own office (yeah!), but that brings with it new problems. After much research we decided to go with RingCentral (for at least a try) because the other hosted PBX's were just bigger than we need just yet (2.…
Help Me Decide about Infusionsoft
I currently work with a company in my town that helps with online marketing. I like them, but they're a bit pricey, and I think after the first 6 months of our contract (6 month term) I can now do fairly well on my own with some type of software to …
Is paying for referrals on Nolo/Lawyers.com ethical?
Hello, I am wondering if paying referral services like Nolo and Lawyers.com is actually permitted in New York under the ethical guidelines. Rule 7.2 of the Rules of Profession Conduct provides that "A lawyer shall not compensate or give anything of…
New Solo Seeking Non-Cloud Case Management Software
I'd prefer to store my docs locally and own the software, as opposed to rent a license with storage in the Cloud. It looks like my main choices are AbacusLaw and Needles (too expensive). Any others? Thanks for the help--it's overwhelming to comparis…
CLEs from National Business Institute Seminar?
Has anyone used these folks for their CLEs? They have a $1299/year for unlimited CLEs in person and over the web. I am venturing into a new practice area and it seems like an efficient way to get up to speed. Also, I am licensed in multiple states s…
The ABA Gets Into Lead Generation with Rocket Lawyer
I don't know, this partnership between the ABA and Rocket Lawyer just feels weird to me.
Through a pilot program, the nation’s largest association of lawyers and the online legal services provider will collaborate to test new ways to empower l…
Marketing to labor unions
Every so often, I get a call from a local union rep asking if I want to buy ad space in their attorney directory. Had anyone had success (positive ROI) with marketing their practice to labor unions?
What Are the Best Hobbies for Networking?
I have gone camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness nearly every February since I moved to Minnesota 14 years ago (here's some proof). I just love doing it, but I also enjoy telling people about it. For years, it has been one of my go-t…
Has anyone just bought a PC instead of dealing with parallels?
I have a 7 year-old macbook running Windows 7 on Bootcamp. I use it for PC versions of Adobe Acrobat and Quickbooks, both of which are necessary for my practice, but I only use those programs once or twice a week. The computer is starting to slow do…
Does Avvo Advertising Work?
I know there have been several threads in the past on Avvo, my favorite involving the infamous Goat Lawyer, who practices in Chèvre, Wisconsin. I'm interested here in Avvo advertising, and whether anyone has had any recent experience with it. The la…
Has anyone figured out a good VPN to use for their practice?
So far I've looked at lifehacker, pcmag, and some site called torrentfreak.com
Any suggestions? Thanks
How Would I Open-Source a Legal Document?
Years ago, I created an answer and discovery requests, with instructions, for a debt-buyer lawsuit in Minnesota. And it's really good if I do say so myself. But the last time I updated it was a couple of years ago since I'm not really going after th…
How Much Do You Work?
Most lawyers start work around 9am, and only about a third of lawyers are still working at 5pm according to this chart from NPR's Planet Money:
Maybe instead of talking about keeping bankers' hours, we should be talking about keeping lawyers'…
How Lawyers Can Use the New Apple Watch
Mark my words, this will be the serious title of a dozen or so blog posts within the next 3 months. Within 6 months, there will be several webinars on how lawyers can get the most out of their Apple Watch.
That aside, it's pretty neat. Are you pl…