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Tech Toys for the Holidays, Our Annual Podcast Every year about this time, Sharon Nelson and I do our fun annual tech toys podcast. This year's edition is ‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2015. Some of these tech toys are related to the legal profession,...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  11/25/2015
Ten Tips to Supercharge Your Online Presence . . . is the title of my article I co-authored with Jim Calloway and Nerino Petro in the February issue of Law Practice Today that was just published last week. Jim, Nerino, and I selected these tips from our presentation 60+ Best Marketing Practices for Lawyers in 60 Minutes. The tips focus on web-based marketing, including social [...]
from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success  11/24/2015
5 basic steps for building a solid social media brand There is a great post on the Social Media Examiner blog today. It asks the question: “What message does your brand convey to socially engaged customers?” I think too many people (and their SEO consultants) try to take the tact that you need to be all things to all people in all channels.  Unless you [...]
from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success  11/24/2015
The Long Tail..Innovation in Legal Services ♫ Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead..♫ Lyrics and music by Toni Stern and Carole King, recorded by Carole King. Lawyers, I surmise, believe with their long history and experience that they are the […]
from: Thoughtful Legal Management  11/21/2015
Automated Document Assembly is Critical for Law Firms Your attention is directed to Choosing a Document Automation System by Marc Lauritsen via AttorneyatWork. I've know Marc for many years and he is a recognized expert in this field. So it is very significant that he has shared his...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  11/20/2015
How is Your Law Practice Going to Change? We all recognize change is inevitable. Technology advancements have increased the pace of change. In my recent column How is Your Law Practice Going to Change? I share a few thoughts on how the delivery of legal services is changing...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  11/16/2015
Lawyers can learn about Twitter-- and win a gift card, too! I really like Twitter. I have volunteered to teach a webcast to help lawyers understand Twitter on Tuesday November 10 (noon CST) and we are calling it Twitter for Lawyers with Jim Calloway. Twitter is probably the most simple and...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  11/16/2015
How Long Should You Take to Return Phone Calls? ♫ One ringy-dingy…two ringy-dingies…♫ Ernestine/Miss Tomlin (Lily Tomlin on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in). How long should you wait before you return a telephone call?  According to Debra J. Schmidt, Loyalty Leader: “Returning phone calls used to be a common courtesy. Now, busy people claim they don’t have the time. I don’t buy that excuse. I’ve found that the […]
from: Thoughtful Legal Management  11/14/2015
The 2015 Pacific Legal Technology Conference On Friday Oct 2, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, the ninth Pacific Legal Technology Conference will take place. But it can also take place right in your office.  This year 13 sessions will be real-time webcast (the keynote will be recorded and made available for viewing after the conference due to logistical issues) allowing both in person and […]
from: Thoughtful Legal Management  11/14/2015
Financial Decisions: The Heart and Soul of Law Firms Law firm finance is the focus of the focus of the November/December 2015 issue of Law Practice Magazine. The cover story is the Seven Deadly Sins of Succession Planning by Peter A. Giuliani. Succession planning is a crucial topic for...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  11/10/2015
Boosting Your Productivity in 2011 With the New Year just around the corner, soon many of us will resolve to improve our law practices in 2011. To help with those resolutions, the ABA Inside Practice newsletter has published Tips for Boosting Productivity at the Office from our book. The list has a dozen practical ways to improve productivity within a [...]
from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success  11/10/2015

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