Come Hang Out with Us on Google+ at 2pm Central Today!
Today, we’re going to do the first in what will hopefully be a regular Friday afternoon coffee break. At 2pm Central, come join us for a Google+ Hangout to talk about technology, productivity, and blogging with me, Ernie Svenson, Adriana Linares, and anyone else who drops by. We can only have 10 people on video [...]
5 Reasons You Should Go To ABA Tech Show Next Year
The ABA’s annual TechShow conference is awesome and you should go.
5 Things I Wish You Would Learn About Computers
Computers are a tool of the lawyer’s trade, and you have a responsibility to learn to use the tools of your trade properly. I don’t mean that you need to be a power user. But you must aim for competence. Here are five things I wish you would take time out of your busy schedule [...]
ABA TechShow Has a Diversity Problem
The 64 presenters at this year’s ABA TechShow were overwhelmingly white and male. I count 15 women (23%) and just 2 people of color (3% — although it is difficult to tell who might consider themselves a person of color just from a photograph). All of the LexThink.1 presenters who showed up were white and [...]
Come Hang Out with Us Next Friday at 2 pm Central
At TechShow, I had a lot of great conversations with other geeks. It’s fun to share ideas, talk about tech and see what works (and what doesn’t) for lawyers in their practices. It just seems a shame that we really only get to do that once a year in Chicago. Fortunately, Ernie (formerly the Attorney) [...]
Clio Updates with NetDocuments and Xero Integration, Promises an iPhone App “Worth the Wait”
Clio just announced two integrations that add robust backoffice accounting (Xero) and serious document management (NetDocuments) to its already-great practice management package. Clio’s CEO, Jack Newton, also said his developers are putting together a mobile app that will be “worth the wait” (his words). I obviously don’t know exactly what he means by that, but [...]
The Problem with Disruption and Law Practice #ABATechShow
The theme of this year’s LexThink.1 was disruption. I suppose that is because, with all the disruptive innovation happening all around us, everyone wants to know when it will come to law practice. So all the speakers talked about what will disrupt law practice, whether it’s virtual offices or LegalZoom or gamification or Big Data. [...]
10 One-Sentence Ideas from LexThink.1 #ABATechShow
Each six-minute LexThink.1 presentation (similar to Pecha Kucha) is just long enough to get out a single idea — if the presenter is any good. The idea is to be entertaining and clever, not comprehensive. Actually, LexThink.1 may be entertaining for the audience, but since most of the presenters are seasoned speakers, it’s more like [...]
Total Attorneys Updates Include Google Sync, Email Marketing, Trust Accounting, and Appointment Scheduling
Total Attorneys started out as a lead generation company, but every time I have talked to Ed or Kevin, it’s been obvious that what they are really working on is building a turnkey law practice. In other words, you sign up, and Total Attorneys generates leads, answers the phone, helps you manage your files — [...]
MyCase Updates Include Subtasks and Trust Accounting Upgrades; iPhone App on the Way
Subtasks may not sound sexy, but coupled with MyCase’s robust messaging (including on tasks), MyCase starts to look more like project management software than just practice management software. If you are working with a team, this would be pretty nice to have.
“[A] private-market auction for seats at a public hearing of the country’s highest court”
Law professor Dale Carpenter (from whom I took an excellent class on sexual orientation and the law), writing at Volokh Conspiracy about “The Real Standing Problem in the Marriage Cases“: As 7 a.m. approached and the lawyers arrived to take their pre-paid places in line, something else happened. They started inviting their friends to join [...]
5 Disbarred Politicians
1. James Alexander James Alexander practiced law in America before the United States. Like most statesmen of the time, he put in time as everything from a surveyor to Major General in the Continental Army to member of the New York Colonial Assembly. Alexander also started a newspaper opposed to New York governor William Crosby, [...]
“Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers” Review
Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers is a practical guide for a lawyer considering blogging — just don't pay the ABA's ridiculous price.
Rocket Matter Updates Include iPhone App, Email and QuickBooks Integration, and a Client Portal
Rocket Matter has been furiously updating its software over the last 6 months, with an app, email and QuickBooks integrations, & a client portal.
Q: What is “The Cloud”?
The cloud is ... well, just read the post. It's a bit complicated, but I've tried to break it down.