Get These Apps for Your New Tablet
If you’ve got a new tablet (or if there is one waiting under your tree), you will probably trying every app in the store. Keep at it, by all means, but to focus your app addiction, I reached out to two specialists: Jeff Taylor of The Droid Lawyer, and Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD. Here are the apps […]
5 Things I Wish You Would Learn About Computers
Learning the following will not make you a hacker, but they will make you a bit more competent when it comes to that box on (or under) your desk that you use all day to serve your clients.
William Mitchell Goes Online — Is This the Future of Legal Education?
Starting in 2015, William Mitchell College of Law will begin offering a hybrid curriculum that involves online classes punctuated by intense classroom time. This pretty much puts William Mitchell on the cutting edge of legal education.
Lawyerist’s Most-Popular Posts from 2013
Barring an end-of year viral hit (which, let’s face it, is unlikely), these are the posts from 2013 that you clicked on the most, so fire up Instapaper (the Instapaper iOS app is free for a few more days, FYI) or Pocket and take a few of them home for the holidays for a re-read: […]
The Best Scanners for Lawyers
Six document scanners to consider for your law practice, whether or not you are paperless, plus two upcoming reviews.
How to Insert Hyperlinks in Word Documents
A step-by-step guide to adding hyperlinks to legal documents and converting Word documents to PDF.
Getting Things Done, for Lawyers
How to implement the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity system in your law practice.
Why the Goat Lawyer Had a “Suberb” Avvo Rating
Last week, Bitter Lawyer’s Greg Luce committed “Avvocide” by sabotaging his own Avvo profile. He put more work into his fake profile than he ever put into his real one, and he was rewarded with a boost in his Avvo Rating, to 9.2 (“Superb”). Avvo, if you don’t get out much, hosts profiles for every […]
How to Design Your Firm’s Paperless Workflow
Buying a good document scanner is obviously critical for going paperless. So is a solid backup strategy. But there is a bit more to going paperless than that. You need to think about your paperless workflow. In other words, how will make sure you collect, scan and file all the documents that come into your […]
The Ultimate Case Management System: a Paper Work Plan
Practice management software is great and all, but not everyone wants or needs to use it. And that is just as well, as far as I am concerned, because the best case management software I have used by a long shot is paper-based: my weekly work plan.
How to Organize Paperless Client Files
Organize paperless client files exactly how you organize paper files now.
Is There a Future for Solos and Small Firms?
“I do not see much of a future (beyond 2020) for most small firms ….” — Richard Susskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers
Fujitsu’s New ScanSnap SV600 Can Scan Books and Other 3-D Objects
The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is an attractively-priced overhead scanner for someone who regularly needs to scan books, notepads, delicate documents, and small objects.
We Can Close the Access-to-Justice Gap, But You’re Not Going to Like It
There is a gap — a pretty big one, in fact — between those who need legal representation and those who can afford it. Many people believe “innovation” will substantially narrow or close this gap. This is a load of hooey. Neither technology nor business models can make competent legal representation cheap enough to close […]
How to Network: Get Out and Do Things. With People.
Whatever you hope to get out of networking—mentoring, referrals, clients, friends—here is the only real formula: Get out and do things. With people.