November’s Best of the Best Blogs Posts

by Alexa Drago on November 24, 2015

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.

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4 Ways the PDF Can Supercharge Legal Productivity

Dean Sappey, Legaltech News
From assembling documents to compressing and redacting them, PDFs have become essential to today’s legal professional. Read more.

’Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2015

Podcast with Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway, the Digital Edge
Back with another year of gift ideas for the tech savvy lawyer. Whether you are looking for a Star Wars drone for… ahem… your children, a computer or printer that you can fit in your pocket, or a whiskey glass to bring to Mars, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway have the inside scoop. Read more.

Is Siri Inviting Hackers into Your iPhone?

Robert Widner, Guest Blogger for The Mac Lawyer
Siri makes a fantastic personal assistant. She can help you navigate your phone, manage your calendar, answer your questions, and can even tell a great bedtime story if you ask her nicely. She’s become so helpful, hackers now say she’ll roll out the welcome mat for anyone under the right circumstances. Read more.

5 Tips for Hiring a Legal Tech Consultant

Jonathan R. Tung, Find Law
Don’t fight the technology: master it. Or get someone who is a master to the job for you. Small firms are depending on technology more and more to help them keep their business running smoothly. Read more.


Reinventing The Law Business: Spam, Spam, Spam, Eggs, Bacon, Eggs, And Spam

Bruce Stachenfeld, Above the Law
In a word, there is simply too much spam going around. Everyone—and I mean everyone—is begging for attention. There are press releases; there are newsletters; there are a mind-boggling number of client alerts; there are tweets; there are Yelps; there are links; there’s Facebooking; and so many others that it is out of control. Read more.

Why a Mobile–Friendly Law Firm Website is Essential

Austen Lott, Solo in Colo
In 2016, it is predicted that over half of all traffic on law firm websites will come from mobile devices. If your law firm’s website is not mobile-friendly, then you are missing out on a large part of the legal market. Read more.

4 Effective Automation Tools to Funnel Clients into Your Solo Practice

Gabriel Levin, DBA YLD Blog
As a new lawyer with a solo practice, everyone is likely impressing the importance of networking upon you. Networking is important, and it’s an imperative part of your overall marketing plan, but it isn’t everything. Read more.

Human Resources

Get the Help You Need, But Don’t Blow the Wage Laws

Rebecca Pontikes, Guest Blogger for LOMAP
As a solo, or even at a small firm, extra staffing can be helpful if you become overloaded with your matters, when you need time off, or for backup. Learn the the key differences between independent contractors, employees, and interns; and how to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, so that your firm doesn’t end up owing triple damages in the event of a lawsuit for wages. Read more.

Year-End Tax Planning for Lawyers

Sam Glover, Lawyerist
With just over one month left in the year, you still have time to do some end-of-year tax planning to minimize your tax bill in April. Read more.


Don’t Needs For A Small Law Practice

Gary J. Ross, Above the Law
It’s time to talk about the things you do not need for your practice to be successful. So, without further ado… Read more.

Opening a Small Firm—How to Survive the First Three Years

Branigan Robertson, DBA YLD Blog
Starting a law firm isn’t easy. The first three years are the toughest. I opened my employment firm three years ago and it has certainly been a wild ride. Looking back, I realize now that most solo lawyers can survive on their own with a plan and a little bit of luck. Read more.


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