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May’s Best of the Blogs

by Alexa Drago on May 31, 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
Technology
Embracing Voice Technology In The Legal Industry

Ashish Duvadie, Law Technology Today
Embracing voice technology in the legal industry is slowly becoming a trend. Implementing technological innovation as a means of creating more efficiency continues to be a top trend for law firms. Read more.

How To Securely Wipe a Hard Drive

Sam Glover, Lawyerist.com
Before you sell, give away, or throw out a computer, you need to wipe its hard drive clean. That’s true even if you encrypt your hard drive (which you should) and the same goes for external hard drives and USB drives. Read more.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Buyer’s Guide

Holden Page, Lawyerist.com
One perk of being a solo lawyer is you can choose where you work. Feel like working from your favorite café? Go for it. But just know that the WiFi network you are connected to is public, which means you could be putting your clients’ information at risk. Read more.

3 Online Tools Making It Easier To Leave Biglaw And Start Your Own Practice

Zach Abramowitz, Above the Law
Starting your own practice is hard. Biglaw firms have the staff, infrastructure and expensive software that allows them to service big clients who are more likely to drive repeat business. But starting your own practice is also rewarding. Read more.

Marketing
Why Law Bloggers Ought to Use Facebook

Kevin O’Keefe, Real Lawyers Have Blogs
American’s use of Facebook continues to grow—big time. Blogging lawyers not using Facebook to nurture relationships and build a word of mouth reputation may want to think again. Read more.

How an Email Newsletter Can Increase Referrals for Your Law Firm

Daniel Decker, Law Technology Today
Among the biggest challenges when it comes to generating referrals is the simple fact that we’re all busy. How many people have you met in the last year, individuals that you liked and respected… but have simply lost track of in the weeks or months since you last interacted with them? Read more.

Five Ways to Attract New Legal Clients with Video

Michael Mogill, Attorney at Work
Video has become one of the most effective—and flexible—online marketing tools available to lawyers today. Whether you’re looking to stand out from the pack, build client confidence, connect emotionally, or simply attract and convert new viewers into clients, video can help give you a marketing edge. Video can be used for your website, YouTube, social media, television, newsletters—and even as part of your email signature. Read more.

Miscellaneous
Treat Your Business Plan Like The Constitution; Amend It

Paul Miller, Solo in Colo
When you decided to hang your shingle and open your firm you created a business plan. At the time, it was a great tool to get your feet off the ground, you analyzed your market, your competitors, you looked at price structure for your hourly, you took into account your overhead and costs, as well as how you were going to market your firm. Most importantly, you projected your future income, and as it turned out, in three years you were going to be rich! Read more.

AI and the Future of Law Practice

Robert Ambrogi, Law Sites
I know, I know. We’re all already sick of hearing about robot lawyers and how artificial intelligence is the next new thing that will change the practice of law. However, when I learned that no less a bastion of legal publishing and technology than Thomson Reuters was getting into the AI game, I was intrigued. Read more.

Lawyer as Mentor. A Job You’ll Love.

Suzanne Meehle, Solo Practice University
Our profession has a long tradition of mentoring young attorneys. After several years of practice, you shift from mentee to mentor rather naturally. I believe in paying it forward, and I’ve been blessed to mentor some great young lawyers. But recently, I’ve expanded to mentoring other professionals outside of the law. Read more.

 

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