Law Practice FAQ

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Doesn’t My Password Protect My Computer?

A: No. There are basically two “doors” to your computer. Your password only protects one.

Law Practice FAQ

Q: What Practice Management Software Should I Use?

This is one of the most-common questions I get from lawyers. Unfortunately, most lawyers skip the necessary preliminary question: Should I use practice management software?

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Are There Good Clients Online?

If you go all-in with online marketing, could you get the kind of business you hope for in your wildest dreams?

Law Practice FAQ

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.

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Can I Make a Part-Time Law Practice Work?

A: Part-time law practice comes with its own set of challenges, but you can absolutely make it work — and it is a heckuva lot smarter than trying to have a law practice in your spare time. In fact, if you can balance the competing demands of a law practice and whatever you need to […]

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Is Starting a Law Practice in My Spare Time a Good Idea?

A: Among lawyers dissatisfied with their current occupation (hereinafter “Evil Day Job” or “EDJ”), it is a popular fantasy that it is a good idea to start a law practice in one’s spare time. Undoubtedly, some lawyers have done so successfully. This does not mean it is a good idea. The problem boils down to […]

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Do I Need Microsoft Office?

A: No, absolutely not. But, you probably ought to have it, anyway.

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Should I Get a Mac or a PC?

A: It doesn’t matter. Fans of each system (and let’s not leave out Linux’s rabid fan base or Chrome OS’s growing one) have a litany of reasons why their choice is the only one that makes sense. But it really doesn’t matter. You can run a law practice just fine on any computer with an […]

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Is File Sync (Dropbox, et al.) Safe?

This is a world you’ll never understand. And you always fear what you don’t understand. — Carmine Falcone, in Batman Begins A: Yes, essentially. And although your local rules may vary, it is probably fine under the ethics rules. Most of what you may have heard to the contrary comes from people who don’t understand […]

Law Practice FAQ

Q: Is Online Social Networking Worth My Time?

A: Sure, in the same way that email is worth your time. Online social networks are, like offline social networks, a way to stay in touch with family, friends, and acquaintances. If you use social networks — online or offline — for that purpose, they will be worth your time in the same way watching […]