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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…
Organizing slightly different file versions?
Has anyone tried pdf portfolios to consolidate different versions of documents? (Not talking about version control on a multi user multi edit document)
Every time something is filed in a case I am on it seems I am left with 4-6 different version…
Jury selection app
I would appreciate it if anyone could recommend a jury selection iPad app. Thanks in advance for your help.
Does anyone have experience using Total Attorneys for PI leads? Is it worth it?
For those of you who use Clio and Xero, I need to know what you think:
Our firm constantly bills on two currencies ( CAD and USD) and we found out that Clio and Xero integration was not good for that. If we create a bill in Clio we hav…
Lawyerist Site Redesign?
I think one of the podcasts mentioned a redesign and Lawyerist looks a little different (maybe). There is a lot on here about web design detail, is lawyerist going to share what it changed and why? Also, checked the site on ios mobile and it looks…
"Small Law Firm KPIs" Coming to Kindle?
I really enjoyed the podcast about the new book, Small Law Firm KPIs! It was terrific. Keep up the good work, guys! Tt gave me a ton of ideas. And it made me want to buy the book. But I almost never buy hard copy books anymore. Do you have any idea …
Website Optimization and Reference
I've been reviewing the great optimized websites for small firms that were posted on Lawyerist and it's evident I need to have my firm's site brought into this decade. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably priced website designer? Thank…
Amicus Price Jump Causing Switch
Three years ago we switched from Timematters/Billingmatters to Amicus Premium w Billing. We were longtime TM users (from ver. 2) but grew frustrated with dropped sync with outlook and tech support response as I recall, which caused the switch. It …
Keyboard Tips, Hacks, and Recommendations
Microsoft Word and Exchange are a major source of frustration for me (and I think a lot of other lawyers). Even inserting common typographic symbols and setting up good formating can be difficult. I set up this discussion with the hope that we could…
A Lawyer at CES 2017
I recently came back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Besides being bone tired, a little dizzy from all the educational sessions and new product reveals and having caught the famed CES cold that everyone reportedly gets, there are a …
Encryption for Google Drive
Hi there !
I'm sure this has been discussed at some point but our firm needs an encryption solution for Google drive. What are your recommendations ?
Cashflow.... show me the money
I am a divorce attorney in Harrisburg PA who only bills flat fees with monthly automatic payments. I keep clients credit card information on file and bill monthly on specific days.
I need a cashflow projection system or websites.Any suggestions? …
Does anyone have any experience with third-party scanning vendors? My firm has a very high volume of incoming documents so I'm exploring whether it'd be more cost effective to use a third-party vendor for our routine scanning.
In terms of workflo…
PocketScan portable scanner
I just heard about the PocketScan. Does anyone here use it? Any reviews? So far, the Scanner Pro app has been working for me for small scanning projects when I am out of the office but I've been looking for something better.
Any Comments on ActionStep? (Time Matters Refugee)
I'm looking to switch to a cloud-based practice management system for a two-attorney general practice firm. I'm coming from about ten years on Time Matters, which I'm not unsatisfied with, but I am trying not to be chained to my desk anymore to get…
Scanning at the Client's Home
I have been seeing someone who is about to shut down their firm to go virtual and she asked this question. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Let's say I am at a client's house and they are signing their will, power of attorney and advance medical d…
Trust Accounting Program HELP
I left a small firm and started my own last month. Thirty clients (read cases) came with me. I have no flat fee clients because I solely practice litigation which does not lend itself to flat fee payments. Ok, so thirty clients (cases), all of wh…