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Best Law-Firm Websites, 2016 Edition

We got a huge response to our call for nominations this year. We got more than 150 nominations, and from those we narrowed the field down to the ten best. There were many good websites among the nominees, but this year's top ten may be the strongest we have seen.

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Don’t Refer Bad Cases or Clients

Good lawyers want to help other lawyers by sending them good cases and good clients. Before you try and dump a problem client on another attorney, be sure to think about the long-term implications.

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Big Unanswered Questions on Big Data and Ethical Obligations

Big data is transforming the legal profession, but big ethical questions remain.

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The Automated Emails You Should Be Sending in Order to Land Clients

If you really want to maximize the power of using email to market your firm, here are the automated emails you should be sending.

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How to Stop Your Phone from Leaking Private Information to Everyone You Call

Sometimes you don't want Google to automatically share all of your personal information just because you've made a phone call. Here are some simple steps you can take to lock down your private information.

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Podcast #87: Building an Agile, Virtual Immigration Law Practice, with Greg McLawsen

This week, we replay Sam's conversation with Greg McLawsen about building an agile and virtual immigration law practice.

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4 Things Small Firms Can Do to Avoid Extinction

The future holds promise for firms that adapt and extinction for those that refuse.

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First Look: LawStudio

LawStudio is file management software aimed at trial attorneys who need to handle a lot of depositions, exhibits, and other trial documents. Here's our first look.

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First Look: Contactually Client Relationship Management Software

Contactually is CRM software that works well for lawyers. If you want help staying in touch with current and former clients and other referral sources, you should give Contactually a try.

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How To Avoid Billing for Interruptions

More than almost any other type of worker, lawyers overestimate the amount of time they spend working.

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Limited Scope Representation, Limited Access to Justice

Limited representation models—either by lawyers or nonlawyers—will probably not solve the access-to-justice gap.

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How to Build a Law Bot

The final part of our series teaching lawyers to code. This time, you'll put together what you've learned to build a Twitter bot.

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In the Courtroom, Personal Political Views Must Take a Backseat to Client Interests

As important as expressing your own political viewpoints might be, in the courtroom with your client is not the place to do so.