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  • paulspitz
    Doing a Podcast
    I've been listening to some podcasts lately - Lawyerist, of course, as well as a Michigan Wolverines podcast (Go Blue!!) - and was thinking of doing one myself, related to my subject area of startup businesses. I've noticed that a number of readers …
    paulspitz 54 views 7 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Marketing
  • newlife2649
    Law Practice Bookkeeping/Accounting Pain Points
    I am writing an article on the pains of lawyers with solo and small practices when it comes to taking care of their bookkeeping for the practice. So my questions are: What is the biggest pain you have when it comes to bookkeeping for your law pract…
    newlife2649 131 views 0 comments Started by newlife2649 Practice Management
  • piadinha
    Any feedback on Topform?
    We're planning on adding bankruptcy to our practice and looking at form and filing software. Does anyone have any thoughts on Topform from Fastcase? Or any good alternatives?
    piadinha 78 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • ftourigny
    Scheduling Apps
    Hi there, We want to implement a scheduling system on our website and I was wondering what was the best scheduling app out there ? I tried calendly a while ago and found it pretty nice but maybe there are others out there ? What are your experien…
    ftourigny 585 views 10 comments Most recent by Amanda Leah Gordon Legal Technology
  • Wes Christensen
    Anybody running Time Matters on a cloud server (VDS)?
    Is anybody out there running Time Matters on a virtual dedicated server (VDS or cloud server) who is available to talk to me about their experiences? Thanks
    Wes Christensen 211 views 1 comment Most recent by Brad Bayliff Legal Technology
  • gyitsakalakis
    Marketing Budget?
    Do you have a marketing budget? If so, how did you calculate it? What's in it? How often do you assess whether it needs adjustment?
    gyitsakalakis 306 views 8 comments Most recent by Majay Legal Marketing
  • Jamie Sutton
    Calculating Virtual Receptionist Minutes
    So here's a question, we're thinking about using Ruby Receptionists, Answer 1, Vicky Virtual, etc. etc. Some sort of virtual receptionist/scheduling service. But I haven't even the slightest idea where to begin calculating how many minutes we would …
    Jamie Sutton 192 views 5 comments Most recent by Majay Practice Management
  • ct-esq
    Email Archive Solutions?
    Like many solo practitioners, I rely on email and like many of you, I routinely send some of my email to the "archive." Whether it is an IMAP folder on the mail server in the cloud or an archive folder in a PST, it gets moved somewhere. After six…
    ct-esq 292 views 5 comments Most recent by Majay Practice Management
  • Greg Broiles
    Business card designer/printer
    I'm looking for an online printer that will work up a business card design/template from one of my existing cards, and then print them (2 color) on reasonable stock at a reasonable price. I'm trying to find something in between VistaPrint and the su…
    Greg Broiles 835 views 25 comments Most recent by Majay General Discussion
  • alphaomegan
    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 …
    alphaomegan 3.1K views 27 comments Most recent by Majay Practice Management
  • Wes Christensen
    Opinions on Cosmolex?
    Can anyone comment on their experience with an integrated, cloud-based legal software package called Cosmolex from Uptime Legal Software? Here's the website: http://www.uptimelegal.com/cloud/cosmolex/. I would be interested in these questions,…
    Wes Christensen 261 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Practice Management
  • April King
    DropBox--copy or move?
    What am I doing wrong with DropBox?  I want a service that will simply scan my HD w/o my prompting, back up everything as copies, and store it in some cloud that never darkens my horizon until I need it.  But when I started my account and began usin…
    April King 15.4K views 25 comments Most recent by Dr_Mike_Ecker Legal Technology
  • dlowrey
    adobe reader for trial?
    I was in court and saw an attorney with a large iPad (about 13"). It was a busy calendar and I did not get a chance to ask what software he was using. It looked as if he had all of his files in pdf, similar to adobe thumbnails. Only the thumbnails w…
    dlowrey 305 views 6 comments Most recent by katzafiro Legal Technology
  • samglover
    CosmoLex Q&A, Tips & Tricks Thread
    This discussion thread is for CosmoLex questions, tips, and tricks. You can also browse posts about CosmoLex on Lawyerist.com.
    samglover 84 views 10 comments Most recent by rkabra Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Are Inkjets Acceptable for Printing Legal Documents?
    I've never thought so, but Epson has been pushing its "laser-like" technologies for years. I guess the appeal is mainly cost? Here's a network-ready Epson color multifunction for $320. Compare that to this HP color LaserJet multifunction that I revi…
    samglover 491 views 8 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly Legal Technology
  • robert_monahan
    UpCounsel for Wills and Trusts?
    In recording my podcast today, I interviewed an attorney who works virtually through UpCounsel, which is a "matchmaker" between clients and attorneys for individuals who need business law services, such as incorporation, trademark and copyright prot…
    robert_monahan 496 views 1 comment Most recent by Cesar_Gomez_JD Legal Industry
  • kalamaya
    Clio, Wave, Xero and Freshbooks
    We started a 3-attorney firm in mid-January. We use Clio mostly for billing purposes. I like the task feature and integration with Google Apps, but my partners don't use Clio much beyond billing. We're concerned with the amount of time we're spen…
    kalamaya 1.5K views 17 comments Most recent by GregClaessens Legal Technology
  • Deborah Savadra
    Do You Do DIY Letterhead?
    How many attorneys here print their letterhead on their inkjet/laser printer rather than have letterhead printed by a professional printer (offset, etc.)? If so, what issues have you run into re: formatting, etc.? What features would you want you…
    Deborah Savadra 18K views 45 comments Most recent by Kristi Bodin Legal Technology
  • LawyerC
    Crowdspring for Logo Design--Any Experiences?
    My website is up (finally!) and I put my logo design project up on crowdspring yesterday.  I am offering well above the average price and all the submissions I have gotten simply suck.  As in, I could do better than any of them using Adobe Illustrat…
    LawyerC 576 views 15 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly Legal Marketing
  • JamesHerring
    Subsidiary/affiliate firms for branding purposes?
    In the process of thinking about how my partner and I will be branding our own firm, I got the kooky idea of setting up a subsidiary or affiliate entity purely for the purpose of branding and marketing non-overlapping practice areas. That is, instea…
    JamesHerring 184 views 4 comments Most recent by NatalieG Legal Marketing

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