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Archives for July 2011
A realtor friend of mine recommended that I check out 'Docusign,' an electronic signature service that allows his clients to sign purchase agreements and other real estate forms without coming into his office.
Does anybody use this…
Name Your Own Price Month: Let Your Clients Set the Fee
The upcoming week on Lawyerist is guest post week, and one guest post on Wednesday will be from Alex Bajwa, an attorney who created Name Your Own Price Month for his firm this past May. He will report on the results in his post, but a quick executiv…
Health and Long-Term Disability Insurance
One of the least discussed items of running your own shop is personal insurance, meaning such things as health and long-term disability insurance. Or life insurance. If you are like me, one of the key reasons you can open up your own business is tha…
Blog is Monitored by People in Russia
My blog is monitored by someone in Russia. It's a benign blog that chronicles my journey from mom to solo lawyer mom. I will use that blog as a forum when my firm VLO is launched, which should be soon. I don't know anyone in Russia. Should I be conc…
The New York Times has an article this week entitled Don't Call Me, I Won't Call You. The article discusses how rapidly people-- not just teenagers-- have given up using the phone as a primary way to communicate. From the article:
In the last five …
Webinar: "Alternative Billing"
Here's the link to our Alternative Billing webinar available only to LAB members:
Feel free to ask questions or provide feedback in this forum thread.
Things That Will Doom Your Practice
Over the holiday weekend I posed a question on the Lawyerist Facebook page, as follows:
If you could pick up to five (only five), what five things will almost always doom a law practice?
Its interesting to see the responses, which are summariz…
Experimenting: share your results
One of the reasons I started writing a law practice blog was that I was prone to experimenting with technology, billing, and more, and wanted to share what I learned. But I know that most lawyers experiment; they just don't necessarily talk about it…
So I don't want to get too geeky here, but I think this is worth a mention for anyone, especially lawyers, who publish online.
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=1229920) you need to add:
Your name (or s…
Is anyone using Office 365, Microsoft's new sort-of competitor to Google Apps and iCloud?
It looks like a phenomenal value if you are already using Exchange, Sharepoint, and other Microsoft features. I'm trying to decide if it has good value for so…