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Podcast #65: What You Need to Know About the Cloud Services You Use, with David Tollen

As more law firms go paperless, using cloud services for billing, timekeeping, and client files is common. But not all cloud services, especially those that offer free packages, will promise to keep your client data secure.

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Find the Right Legal Tech Consultant for Your Firm

Inspired to innovate but unsure where to start? Need guidance executing on your vision for your firm? If you need a consultant, we can help you find one that meets your needs and budget.

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Podcast #64: What the Internet of Things Means for You and Your Clients, with Andy Mergendahl

Sam and Andy Mergendahl chat about the ever-increasing prevalance of Internet-enabled devices, otherwise known as the Internet of things, and what impact it will have on your practice and your daily life. The worst part of all this? You may now have to read the Terms of Service that comes with every new software packagae you buy.

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Podcast #63: Controlling Your Information in the Digital Age, with Tom Mighell

Sam and Tom Mighell talk about how to keep your information—client data, finance documents, and other records—preserved, orderly, and accessible using a data map. Tom also tells lawyers that even though abundant online storage gives you the ability to keep all of your client and business record data, that doesn't mean you should.

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Xero Accounting for Law Firms

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software that has positioned itself as "The online accounting software alternative to QuickBooks" for lawyers and other small businesses.

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Call for Submissions: Lawyerist’s 3rd Annual Short-Fiction Contest

Our short-fiction contest is open to all writers. If you have a story to tell (in 5,000 words or less), we want to read it! Submissions are due on June 1st, and the top two entries will receive cash awards and be published right here on Lawyerist. Submission Guidelines Entries must be original works of […]

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Podcast #62: Outside Counsel and Access-to-Justice Incubator, with Sofia Lingos

Sofia Lingos talks with Sam about how her firm provides outside counsel services to startups and small businesses, and the challenges of doing so. Lingos and Sam also take a deep dive into the Access-to-Justice incubator program at the Northeastern University School of Law

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Podcast #61: The Future of Bar Associations, with Chad Burton

Chad Burton discusses how bar associations can help lawyers run their practices—and whether bar associations need to rebrand. Sam and Aaron also go over what practice management apps stood out to them at the ABA TECHSHOW.

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Podcast #60: Building an Agile, Virtual Immigration Law Practice, with Greg McLawsen

Greg McLawsen discusses how he went about building an agile, virtual immigration law practice. Sam and Aaron also discuss Deloitte's unique acquisition of Conduit Law.

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Podcast #59: Why Lawyers Should Learn to Code, with V. David Zvenyach

David Zvenyach discusses the reasons lawyers should consider learning to code. But first, Carolyn Elefant asks whether lawyers should shed bar association dues as an unnecessary expense?

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Podcast #58: Preparing for the Future of Law Practice, with Jordan Furlong

Jordan talks about the changes in store for the legal industry over the next 5-15 years, and what those changes mean for lawyers who will be practicing during (and after) them.