June’s Best of the Blogs

by Alexa Drago on June 28, 2016

We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month.

Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good one.

Quick Tips
Product Reviews
Setting Up an All-Mac Law Office

Brett Burney, Attorney at Work
There are two reasons lawyers contemplate using a Macintosh in their practice. One is because they’re already using an iPhone or iPad and a Mac would complete their Apple-y experience. (Some call this the “halo effect.”) And the other… Read more.

Is Your Apple Device Safe from Malware Infection?

Ellen Freedman, Law Practice Management
Apple customers, particularly Mac users, are normally adamant about the fact that their computers don’t need protection from viruses, Trojans, Ransomware, or other threats that impact Windows PCs on a day-in-and-day-out basis. Is it true, or a myth? Read more.

Top Tips for Attorneys from the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW Board

Podcast, Legal Talk Network
As attorneys graduate and head into the legal marketplace, or leave a law firm to start a solo practice, it can be hard to know where to find resources with tips on starting your new career. What are the most important things that a newly solo practitioner should know? What are some best practices for lawyers just starting out in the field? Find out more.

Sink or Swim: Are You Adapting to the New Legal Consumer?

Nika Kabiri, Above the Law
There is no denying that significant changes are occurring on the legal landscape. From online review sites and forums to on-demand Q&A and instant chat, the digital revolution has taken legal by storm. Attorneys who haven’t figured out how to adapt to the changing demands of consumers are being left in the dust. Read more.

The Best and Worst Times to Post on Your Social Media

Jacob Sapochnick, Enchanting Lawyer
Learning how to post on social media accounts is the first step toward growing your practice and brand online. You’ve increased your followers and likes, and now have a regular, consistent demographic who appreciates and interacts with your content. If it seems, though, like the new growth has tapered off, it may be time to look at WHEN you are posting. Read more.

How to Turn Clients Away Without Creating Offense

Debra Bruce, Attorney at Work
I’ve written about warning signs that a potential new client may be a train wreck waiting to happen to your law practice. If you pay attention to such warnings, then you may find yourself wondering just how to turn clients away without creating offense. That’s just what one of my clients struggled with recently. Here are my thoughts and from other attorneys, too. Read more.

Stand-up Desks Increase Productivity and Decrease Discomfort

Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal
Stand-up desks increased productivity by 46 percent for call-center workers studied over a six month period. Is this the right move for you? Read more.

Investment Management for Solo and Small Firm Owners

Drew Hefflefinger, Solo in Colo
An entrepreneur’s income drives everything. Income drives the firm, personal goals, and should be a major factor when investing financial capital. By understanding your business cycle, risk tolerance, and personal goals a well thought out investment management strategy can lead to greater long-term results. Read more.

10 Practical Meditation Takeaways from “The Anxious Lawyer”

Tim Baran, Legal Productivity
Meditation relieves stress and anxiety, increases focus and productivity, and helps you let go of bad habits. There are other benefits, including the ultimate goal of transforming the way you see yourself and the world. Read more.


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