Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares

Host of New Solo

Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology coach. After several years at two of Florida’s largest law firms, Adriana launched LawTech Partners in 2004. She has years of experience working with law firms, legal departments, legal aid groups and even legal technology startups. She is a frequent speaker at national technology conferences and a regular contributor to legal blogs and publications. She has a Bachelors in Geography from Stetson University, a Masters in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College, and speaks fluent Spanish. Adriana is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist.

Today she serves as a technology consultant to the Florida Bar; is the Chair of the ABA TECHSHOW 2017, and serves on the board of the Florida Justice Technology Center. She hosts both the New Solo podcast and The Florida Bar Podcast on Legal Talk Network.

Episodes
July 20, 2017
From Desktop Search to Video Conferencing: Technology for Solo and Small Firms

This legal podcast dives into topics like bar association benefits, outsourcing IT support, and transitioning from large firms to solo practices.

June 20, 2017
Top Tech Tools for Solo Attorneys

A legal podcast filled with resources that help make a solo law firm successful.

May 22, 2017
Running Your Firm with Microsoft

This legal podcast covers the different tools Microsoft provides and how they lend themselves to a successful law firm.

April 26, 2017
Treat Your Solo Practice as a Small Business (Because it is)

In this podcast episode, a solo attorney talks about how he started his practice, what technology he’s using, and how his business experience has helped him.

March 23, 2017
Diving Into Solo Practice Part 2: More Advice from Experts

Three solo professionals talk about their experiences running their own solo law firms and advice for those thinking about doing the same.

February 21, 2017
Diving Into Solo Practice: Advice from the Experts

Adriana Linares talks to three lawyers who have gone out on their own at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s first annual Solo and Small Firm Conference.

January 20, 2017
The Benefits of Unbundling Legal Services

Recently, attorneys have been “unbundling” their services to make them more affordable, a process also known as limited scope representation.

December 5, 2016
Gaining the Courage to Start Your Own Firm

Cahill-IP, PLLC Founder Amy Sullivan Cahill talks about how podcasts helped her gain the courage to start her own firm.

November 11, 2016
From Big Law to Solo

Nate Cade talks about his experiences leaving a large law firm and starting his own solo practice.

November 4, 2016
#LoveYourLawyerDay (Part 1)

Executive producer Laurence Colletti interviews your favorite Legal Talk Network hosts about how they’re spending time during this holiday de jure

October 6, 2016
6 Steps to Make Alternative Fees Profitable

Mary Vandenack talks about her six simple steps for any lawyer looking to successfully implement alternative billing methods in their law practice.

October 6, 2016
Implementing Alternative Billing in your Law Practice

Mary Vandenack talks about how lawyers using alternative billing models in their law practice.

September 22, 2016
Clio Cloud 2016: How Cons Can Improve Your Practice

Ray Abadin and Stephen Embry talk about why attending legal conferences is valuable for both large and small firms.

September 20, 2016
Clio Cloud 2016: Exploring Clio’s New Law Firm Index Report

Steven Silberbach and George Psiharis discuss the law firm index report and what this data reveals about the legal marketplace.

September 1, 2016
Lawyers Using Apple Mobile Devices in Their Practice

Jeff Richardson of the blog “iPhone J.D.” shares his tips for lawyers using Apple mobile products.

August 2, 2016
CRM: Using Client Relationship Management in Your Law Firm

Michael Chasin, co-founder and CEO of Lexicata, talks about how CRMs can help solo and small firm lawyers with client intake as well as marketing.

July 1, 2016
New Trends in Practice Management

Adriana Linares speaks with Clio CEO Jack Newton, who shares what he believes are two big trends in practice management.

June 30, 2016
Web-Based Practice Management Programs

Adriana Linares interviews four practice management specialists about the benefits of their products.

June 20, 2016
2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention: William Hubbard on the Future of Legal Technology

Adriana Linares and John Stewart interview Florida Bar Past President William Hubbard about addressing regulatory framework in a timely way to deal with the increasing online proliferation of legal service providers.

June 20, 2016
2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Member Benefits Committee

Adriana Linares interviews Pete Sweeney, chair of the Member Benefits Committee of The Florida Bar, at the 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention.

June 20, 2016
2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention: Past, Present, and Future Bar Presidents

Adriana Linares interviews Ben Hill, Ramon (Ray) Abadin, and Bill Schifino, three Florida Bar presidents, at the 2016 Annual Florida Bar Convention.

June 8, 2016
Creating Effortless Services in the Cloud

Adriana Linares talks with Jack Newton about Clio and the overall benefits that the cloud can bring to the practice of law.

May 31, 2016
Starting a Nonprofit Law Firm

Adriana Linares speaks with Open Legal Services co-founders Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer about starting their nonprofit law firm.

May 25, 2016
Top Tips for Attorneys from the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW Board

As attorneys graduate and head into the legal marketplace, or leave a law firm to start a solo practice, it can be hard to know where to find resources with tips on starting your new career. What are the most important things that a newly solo practitioner should know? What are some best practices for...

May 12, 2016
Digital Evidence and E-Discovery

Adriana Linares chats with Computer Forensic Examiner Craig Ball about the importance of understanding electronic evidence and e-discovery.

May 6, 2016
Data Security and Florida Breach Notification Law

Orange County Bar Association Technology Committee Chair Daniel Whitehouse discusses data breach notification procedures and what constitutes personally identifiable information.

February 24, 2016
Cyber Security: How to Protect Your Firm and its Clients

Law firms are considered by many hackers to be soft targets with a wealth of valuable information. Data from social security numbers, credit cards, and client confidences is enough to make the criminal mind salivate with malicious intent. Between 31-45% and 10-20% of firms have been infected by spyware or experienced security breaches respectively. But...

December 21, 2015
Building A Mobile Law Office

Have you been hearing about how lawyers are working remote and have a “mobile office” but don’t know what that means? Are you thinking about starting your own mobile practice and need some tips? Do you have a law firm that could benefit from more mobile systems and tools? Well, you’re in luck! Today on...

December 16, 2015
How Ernie the Attorney Started His Solo Practice

Among solo practitioners, Ernest “Ernie the Attorney” Svenson is well-known for consulting on technology and, specifically, going paperless. But what many lawyers don’t know is how Ernie transitioned from a commercial litigator in a big New Orleans law firm to a tech savvy solo. In this episode of New Solo, learn all about how Ernie’s...

December 2, 2015
Sharing Office Space, Equipment, and Employees

In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares stops by the shared offices of Barbara Leach and Conti Moore. Together they discuss the cost savings, benefits, and logistics of splitting office resources. Through mutual trust, compromise, and similar views on work-life balance, these lawyers are achieving the strengths of partnership without losing the privilege...

November 18, 2015
T.V. Advertising: What to Expect

Although television commercials seem too expensive for a solo practice’s marketing budget, they are not! In fact, advertising on T.V. can be a great alternative or addition to an online marketing campaign, as long as it’s done correctly. So what should solos expect with these ads and how can we optimize the return on investment?...

November 17, 2015
A Beginner’s Guide to the Importance of Practice Management Programs

Most solo and small firm practitioners have heard of cloud-based management systems such as Clio, Rocket Matter, and NetDocuments. These and many more are also a part of The Florida Bar member benefits. But for lawyers who aren’t currently using any of these technologies, it can be difficult to understand why they are important. How...

November 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: The Globalized Market of Legal Services

As globalization changes the legal marketplace, solo and small firm lawyers are scrambling to keep up. Why are so many attorneys resistant to embrace new technology? Should technological competence be the responsibility of law schools, the American Bar Association, or individual lawyers? In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares and John Stewart,...

October 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: The Experts Discuss Online Marketing Strategies for Law Firms

There is no lack of advice when it comes to legal marketing, but it can sometimes be overwhelming. What are the basics in a law firm’s online presence and where should lawyers focus their time and money? In this short podcast, Adriana Linares and Jason Marsh interview three law firm marketing specialists about their areas...

October 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Leveraging APIs for Better Practice Management

An application programming interface (API) is a system that connects software applications to each other, providing more functionality for users. For example, a password manager might interface a LinkedIn App, allowing for easy sign-in. So what does this technology mean for lawyers? At the 2015 Clio Cloud conference, Adriana Linares interviews panelists Dan Lear, Debbie Mignola,...

October 28, 2015
Automate Your Solo Practice: Part 2

In the previous episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviewed Andrew LeGrand, a lawyer who has a largely automated practice, about Text Expansion and forms to increase efficiency for lawyers. Because automation is such an enormous topic, Adriana invited Andrew back to discuss more in-depth systems and tools to avoid wasting time on menial tasks...

October 19, 2015
Automate Your Solo Practice!

Automation is a wonderful tool created by technology to make the lives of lawyers (particularly solos) easier. Many are intimidated to approach this potentially massive change in their practice, but it’s actually quite easy and inexpensive when you start small, and you will begin to save time immediately. How, you ask? In first of a...

September 30, 2015
Inside Tips on CLEs and Board Certification

Obtaining the required Continuing Legal Education credits is on the mind of every Florida Bar member. Many lawyers often ask where to report their credits, what other activities qualify for CLEs, and how to find online courses? Also, what are the benefits to becoming board certified? In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana...

September 16, 2015
Get Involved with The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar

All Florida lawyers under the age of 36 and Florida Bar members in their first 5 years are automatically in The Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Consequently, the division includes over 27,000 members throughout the state. As we know, new lawyers must complete the Basic Skills Course Requirement, but there have been some recent changes in...

September 1, 2015
How to Use Time Management and Mindfulness to Improve Your Law Practice

Many solo and small firm lawyers have a hard time managing their practices in addition to being a lawyer full time. Most lawyers in any field are interested in efficient time management. On this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson speak with law firm coach Nora Bergman about how lawyers...

August 26, 2015
President-Elect Bill Schifino on The Florida Bar’s Future Focus

On the last episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares discussed lawyers and technology with President Ray Abadin. But what are the overarching goals of The Florida Bar going into the future, and how do presidents, president-elects, and other leaders within the bar work together to maintain focus and achieve these goals? In this...

July 23, 2015
Florida Bar President Ray Abadin on Lawyers and Technology

The 2015 Annual Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference recently took place in Manalapan, Florida. During the event, Adriana Linares and co-host Renee Thompson sat down with the new Florida Bar President, Ray Abadin, to discuss the highlights of his presentation and his passions for the future of Florida lawyers. On this episode of The Florida Bar...

July 8, 2015
How Technology Will Affect the Future of the Justice System

As technology continues to rapidly advance, not only are law firms and solo practices changing, but the justice system itself will embrace convenient technological solutions. Many lawyers are worried about the future of the legal profession and, more importantly, their jobs. While at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention, Adriana Linares interviews keynote speaker Richard...

July 8, 2015
Lawyering Advice from Brian Tannebaum

Adriana Linares interviews attorney Brian Tannebaum about his practice and his new book at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. With over 20 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and now representing lawyers in disciplinary matters, he has useful advice regarding technology, ethics, and client communication. Within The Florida Bar, Brian is also...

July 8, 2015
Experts in Legal Technology Discuss ‘InSession’

During its annual conference, The Florida Bar collaborated with Clio to create ‘InSession: Transforming Practices Through Technology,’ a conference about legal technology featuring experts in the field. Afterwards, Adriana Linares sat down with Carolyn Elefant, Mark Britton, Jabez LeBret, Jack Newton, Toby Brown, and Ernest Svenson to analyze main topics about the conference. They discuss...

July 2, 2015
President Greg Coleman at the Florida Bar Annual Convention

The Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews Greg Coleman, president of The Florida Bar from 2014-2015, at The Florida Bar Annual Convention 2015. Together, they examine his year as president and his focus on educating Florida lawyers about technology. Coleman discusses the Practice Resource Institute, technology member benefits, the technology committee on the board...

June 25, 2015
Using Social Media to Market Your Solo Practice

By now we’ve all heard about social media marketing for law firms and other businesses. Everybody online seems to be talking about Facebook likes, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and even using Instagram, Pinterest, and Slideshare to market companies and firms of all sizes. But what does a successful social media campaign look like? And what...

June 17, 2015
Effective Online Marketing Strategy for Solo Law Firms

One of the most important steps in starting a solo practice is marketing. This can also be one of the most difficult, because these lawyers depended on their previous firm for incoming business. And it’s not like they taught marketing a firm in law school. Since solo lawyers have smaller budgets than large law firms,...

June 17, 2015
Florida Lawyer Complaints and the Disciplinary Review Committee

The Florida Bar Disciplinary Review Committee (DRC) oversees the prosecution and appeals for disciplinary violations by Florida lawyers. When a client, opposing counsel, or judge files a complaint against an attorney, it goes through a preliminary investigation, geological branch investigation, and then is sent to a grievance committee to determine probable cause. The DRC oversees...

April 30, 2015
ABA TECHSHOW 2015: A Macintosh Device Courthouse with Chuck Diard

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Clerk of Court Chuck Diard about his courthouse that is run entirely off of Macintosh devices at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Diard talks about issues he encountered, benefits of using Macs, and what it was like to teach judges, clerks, and support staff to use the new devices. Chuck...

April 30, 2015
ABA TECHSHOW 2015: Money Saving Tips & Tricks in Microsoft Office

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti and New Solo host Adriana Linares conduct separate interviews with Ivan Hemmans, Barron Henley, and Dan Pinnington about their speeches on using Microsoft Office properly in your law firm. Hemmans focuses on the basics of Outlook, Ribbon, Calendar, and Search. Henley talks about how to save time utilizing advanced...

April 28, 2015
The Florida Courts E-Filing Portal

In 2013, the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) launched a statewide e-filing portal for civil, criminal, and Florida Supreme Court cases. As usually happens with technological changes, many legal professionals were caught off guard. Navigating drop-down menus and searching for the right documents can be very confusing. So what are some things Florida lawyers...

April 24, 2015
Agile and Lean: Methodologies to an Efficient, Better, and More Profitable Practice

A lean or similarly called agile law practice is one that prioritizes the delivery of a valuable project or service early and often. In order to do this, a law practice must create a system that improves time efficiency by removing excess waste. When a lawyer applies these lean processes to his or her workflow,...

April 23, 2015
2015 ABA TECHSHOW: Manage Your Documents by Manipulating Your PDFs

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews lawyer and litigator technology expert Mark Metzger at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. Metzger, who gave a presentation at the conference on technological solutions for litigation, discusses the importance of turning files into, manipulating, and using PDFs. Along with suggesting apps like Keynote, Callout, and Trialpad, he...

April 17, 2015
2015 ABA TECHSHOW with Chair Brett Burney and Vice-Chair Steve Best

On the first day of the 2015 American Bar Association TECHSHOW in Chicago, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti, and hosts Adriana Linares and Tom Mighell sit down with ABA Techshow Chair Brett Burney and his successor, Steve Best. Together, they discuss highlights from the first day including tracks about Microsoft Office, cloud computing, and...

April 16, 2015
Director Jonathon Israel on How the Practice Resource Institute Benefits Florida Lawyers

Many lawyers who are part of the Florida Bar do not realize what the Practice Resource Institute (PRI) has to offer. The PRI is an online resource for lawyers who need help with office technology, finance and accounting, marketing, management, or who need assistance with all aspects of starting a new practice. Much of the...

April 1, 2015
ATL Converge: Online Reputation Management with Tasha Cooper

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews attorney and social media consultant Tasha Cooper at the 2015 Above the Law conference ATL Converge. Cooper discusses social media basics all lawyers should know and gives some quick and easy tips to managing an online presence. Tasha Cooper runs UpwardAction, a digital media buying and social media...

April 1, 2015
ATL Converge: Biglaw Business with Casey Sullivan

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Bloomberg BNA Senior Editorial Director Casey Sullivan about Bloomberg’s new website, Biglaw Business, at the 2015 Above the Law conference, ATL Converge. He explains that the site is a platform for big law insight in legal technology, business, and news. Tune in to hear about how big law...

April 1, 2015
ATL Converge: The Future of Legal Technology is Already Here

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Adam Nguyen and Ned Gannon, lawyers and co-founders of eBrevia, a company offering technology that facilitates contract review, at the 2015 Above the Law conference ATL Converge. They discuss how algorithmic predictions of litigation, collaboration tools, and legal billing technology options today represent the future of law. eBrevia...

March 25, 2015
Admission on Motion, Reciprocity, the UBE, and Non-Lawyer Licensing

Three controversial issues relating to The Florida Bar admissions and the future of the practice as a whole are currently being discussed. The Florida Bar is considering whether to endorse the adaptation of the following programs. Admission on Motion, or reciprocity, deals with the concept of lawyers legally crossing state borders to practice law. The...

March 18, 2015
How David Sparks Started His Solo Practice

In the last episode of New Solo, we heard about how Michael Downey left his big law firm to start a solo practice. But with all of the small decisions involved in going solo, each lawyer’s experience is different. David Sparks is a lawyer and self-identified geek who left his small firm of three attorneys...

March 12, 2015
Goals and Plans for the Vision 2016 Technology Committee

An increase in online legal service providers has become an intimidating factor for many lawyers across Florida and The United States. People are looking towards emerging online technologies for their legal service needs. But should we as lawyers really be worried that these new legal options are going to “take all our jobs?” In this...

March 5, 2015
How Michael Downey Started His Solo Practice

Many lawyers are considering the option of becoming a solo practitioner. But even with all of the blogs, articles, and advice from colleagues and friends about certain aspects of running a solo practice, many attorneys still struggle with the big picture. Between deciding on a name and URL, setting up the financial side of a...

February 25, 2015
Judge Robert Hilliard on Technology in the Court, Access to Public Records, and the Paperless Docket

The State of Florida takes access to public records very seriously, but it also prioritizes the privacy of its citizens. Through sustained efforts and the use of technology, Florida is finding ways to meet both objectives while decreasing the associated costs. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, co-hosts Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson...

February 17, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: Commission on Immigration with Meredith Linsky and Meghan Johnson

Legal Talk Network Host Adriana Linares and Producer Laurence Colletti interview the director of the Commission on Immigration, Meredith Linsky, and Managing Attorney at ProBAR Children’s Project Meghan Johnson at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Together, they discuss the influx of unaccompanied minors coming to the United States from violent conditions in Central American countries....

February 17, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: ABA Leisure

Legal Talk Network Hosts Jason Marsh and Adriana Linares interview Christine Gregorio, Kate Noble, Lee Swanson, and Larry Gil about ABA Leisure at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Together they discuss the concept of ABA Leisure, a program involving networking and educational opportunities for lawyers within their recreational time rather than in a professional context....

February 17, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: Science and Technology Law Section with Michael Hawes

Legal Talk Network Host Adriana Linares interviews Chair of the Science and Technology Law Section Michael Hawes at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. This section exists because science and technology are always improving, Hawes says, and the law seems to simply play catch-up. He discusses the different groups within the section focusing on biotechnology, space...

February 13, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division with Amy Lin Meyerson and Stephen Rosales

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Amy Lin Meyerson, current chair of the Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division of the ABA (GP Solo), and Stephen Rosales, chair-elect of GP Solo at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Together they discuss SoloSez, an online discussion forum for solo and small firm lawyers, themes for...

February 13, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: the Alabama State Bar with Richard Raleigh

Legal Talk Network Host Adriana Linares interviews President of the Alabama State Bar Richard Raleigh at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Raleigh discusses helping lawyers who are transitioning into a different place in their legal careers and the sections of the bar he has set up for new solos, law students entering the workforce, lawyers...

February 13, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: The ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Adriana Linares and Jason March interview Jim Holmes, chair of the ABA’s Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), and SOGI Director Skip Harsch at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. They discuss the growth of the commission, how it helps LGBT civil rights, and advocacy, education, and resources provided to all ABA members. Jim...

February 12, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: Bob Young on the Law Practice Division

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Bob Young, current chair of the ABA Law Practice Division (LPD), at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Young discusses his goals as Chair to improve member benefits, expand the LPD’s brand, and connect with law students. He also talks about the upcoming ABA TECHSHOW and how all legal...

February 12, 2015
ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: Tom Bolt on the Law Practice Division

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Tom Bolt, chair-elect of the ABA Law Practice Division (LPD) at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Bolt discusses the progression of LPD and how it can give assistance to big firm, solo, and small firm lawyers, government lawyers, those in the judiciary, and even legal associates. In addition...

January 28, 2015
President Greg Coleman on the PRI, Member Benefits, and the Upcoming Cloud Conference

Legal Talk Network was at the 2015 Winter Meeting for the Florida Bar in Orlando. This was the perfect time to sit down with Bar leaders and discuss what they’ve been working on, future conferences, member benefits, and online resources. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares interviews Florida Bar President Greg...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Peter Sweeney on Technology and Member Benefits

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews Peter Sweeney, Deputy City Attorney of Palm Bay, Florida, at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. As the chairman of the Member Benefits Committee of the Florida Bar, Sweeney discusses adding technological tools like Clio and Rocket Matter to member benefits and the vetting process of...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Ethan Wall on Responsible Social Media Use for Lawyers

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews social media law attorney and consultant Ethan Wall at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. He talks about leaving his law firm to start Social Media Law and Order, a company that educates lawyers and professionals about the effect of social media on the law. Wall...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Joseph Corsmeier on Legal Technology Ethics

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews attorney Joseph Corsmeier about technology competency for lawyers at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Corsmeier discusses being a member of the Vision 2016 Commission: Technology Committee, CLE requirements for technology and minimum competency with regard to legal ethics, and how he is assisting lawyers with...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Renee Thompson on Leadership and Involvement

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews attorney Renee Thompson at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Thompson explains how to become a member of a Bar committee, why a lawyer should come to the meetings, and the benefits of getting involved in leadership. She also discusses the future of the Practice Resource...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: John Stewart on the Annual Technology Conference

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews attorney John Stewart at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Stewart discusses speaking about PDF manipulation tools at the Wild, Wild Tech: Getting Down and Dirty with Technology conference, a soon-to-be annual tech conference at the Winter Meeting. Stewart and Linares discuss why lawyers should get...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Jennifer Kuyrkendall on Technology and Leadership

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Board of Governors member Renee Thompson interview Jennifer Kuyrkendall at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Kuyrkendall discusses her role with the Young Lawyers Division (YLD), the video series Mentoring with the Masters, the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Technology Conference, and how...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Balancing Your Career with Bar Involvement

Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson interview Liz McCausland, Melanie Griffin, and Barbara Leach about maintaining successful careers while being involved with Bar committees. The interviewees talk about mentoring young lawyers, encouraging and helping potential leaders, and expanding community service within the legal field. While all three lawyers use technology to help with time management, they...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Michelle Suskauer on the Disciplinary Review Committee

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Attorney Renee Thompson interview Michelle Suskauer at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Suskauer discusses her role as a professional legal analyst, the importance of the Disciplinary Review Committee for the legal profession, and why Florida lawyers should get involved with the Bar to...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Sean Desmond on the Annual Convention in June

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Board of Governors member Renee Thompson interview criminal defense attorney Sean Desmond at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. As the current chair of the Annual Convention Committee, Desmond discusses making the June convention a destination for lawyers by collaborating with Clio for a...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Shawn Vincent on Social Media and the Zimmerman Case

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares interviews Shawn Vincent about being the communications director for O’Mara Law Group at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Vincent advises anyone working in a high profile case to treat local and national newscasters the same, tell the truth, know what you can and cannot say, and...

January 16, 2015
Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute, Member Benefits, and more

Welcome to the first episode of the official Florida Bar Podcast. If you are a member of the Florida Bar or simply an interested attorney looking to improve your legal service offerings, this podcast is for you. Join us each month as esteemed law leaders share their knowledge, experience, and recommendations for creating best practices....

January 15, 2015
Legal Research Tools and Tips

Ed Walters started as a lawyer in a big law firm in Washington D.C. In the late 1990’s, he was approached by a client asking him to research a relatively new legal issue without using LexisNexis or WestLaw, as they were trying to reduce online legal research costs. His inability to do this set off...

December 18, 2014
Strategic Partnerships and Referral Networks

There are numerous sources in the legal world claiming that lawyers need to work on building and growing their networks in order to gain referrals. But with hundreds of connections, how is a solo lawyer able to build and develop proper relationships with everyone? Maybe lawyers should be thinking about the quality of their connections...

November 11, 2014
ABA Law Practice Division: Tom Bolt on Membership and Benefits

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Tom Bolt, Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division at the 2014 Fall Meeting. Bolt discusses the all-encompassing nature of the division including legal marketing, management, finance, and technology, and opportunities to network nationally and internationally. The division is expanding local outreach to law schools and...

November 11, 2014
ABA Law Practice Division: Marc Lauritsen on the eLawyering Task Force

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews eLawyering Task Force Co-Chair Marc Lauritsen at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. eLawyering is defined as providing legal services to clients through a secure online portal. The eLawyering Task Force, Lauritsen explains, stimulates conversation among practitioners about the future of law practice and how...

November 11, 2014
ABA Law Practice Division: Reba Nance from the Colorado Bar Association

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Reba Nance at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Nance discusses the ABA Techshow, her unique view on how the division can work with State and Local Bars, and the benefits of legal professionals getting involved with the committees or sections. Nance is the Director...

November 11, 2014
ABA Law Practice Division: Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje on the Legal Technology Resource Center

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Poje, Director of the Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC), discusses online resources like the blog or webinars, and how lawyers can benefit from marketing and technology conferences and meetings. Dowell, Chair of the...

November 5, 2014
Setting Legal Fees in Your Law Practice

When starting your solo practice, figuring out how to price your services can be very difficult. Many new lawyers undercut the market or undervalue what they have to offer. Additionally, in this emerging market of flat fees, they have to consider their strategy for setting legal rates. When charging for hourly legal services, what should...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Omar Ha-Redeye on Social Media Affecting Legal Cases

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Omar Ha-Redeye about his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Ha-Redeye discusses being a Canadian lawyer, how social media can negatively affect legal cases through false evidence or jury tampering, and how he uses Clio differently within his company. Omar Ha-Redeye founded Fleet Street Law, an incubator that...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Nicole Bradick on Agile Lawyering

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nicole Bradick about trends for staffing in firms during the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Bradick explains that more than half of law firms are using or thinking about using a contingent workforce in order to best meet their clients’ needs while still turning a profit. Nicole Bradick is the...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Nerino Petro on Protecting Digital Assets

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nerino Petro about his speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Petro discusses protecting digital assets, what can be learned from recent digital breaches, the diversity of security breaches over time, and why lawyers should be concerned. Nerino Petro was the Practice Management Advisor for the Wisconsin State Bar...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Ernest Svenson (Ernie the Attorney) on Going Paperless

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Ernest Svenson about his speech and his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Svenson explains how lawyers become more efficient when they go paperless and ways to start managing digital files without needing a consultant. Ernest Svenson founded PaperlessChase.com to help lawyers with practice management and runs his...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Chelsey Lambert on Law Firm Culture and Technology

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Chelsey Lambert about culture in the law firm workplace and small firm technology. Lambert discusses translating tech company cultures like those of Google or Zappos into a legal workplace and the emotional buy in of adopting new technologies. Chelsey Lambert is a member of the ABA, serves on their...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Carla Caldwell on Training for Technology

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Carla Caldwell about her speech and experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Caldwell discusses her position as the director of education at Xero, a company that makes online accounting software that integrates with Clio, and how important training is for legal technology. Her speeches at the conference discussed...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Blogging and Social Media with Kevin O’Keefe

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Kevin O’Keefe about his speech at the Clio Cloud Conference. O’Keefe discusses lawyers connecting with real people through blogging or social media in order to find their preferred clients and cases. He also explains how Clio can be very successful as a platform that connects with other applications and...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Sam Glover on Technology Trends in Law

Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Lawyerist Editor in Chief and founder Sam Glover at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. He summarizes his speech about technology trends for solo and small firms; there is a difference between current trends and catching up. Glover has been writing about law technology, management, marketing, and other interesting...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Alison Monahan on Compromising Generational Differences

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Alison Monahan about her speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Monahan explains the difference between generational preferences and business necessities in a law firm and how things like email versus texting or timeframes on feedback can be sticking points. She also describes her personal experience in law school...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Adriana Linares Interviews Chad Burton

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Curo Legal co-founder and CEO Chad Burton at the Clio Cloud Conference. Together they discuss Burton’s speech about virtual communication and collaboration and highlights of the conference so far. In addition to co-founding Curo Legal, an outsource practice management company for law firms, Burton founded the virtual law firm,...

October 13, 2014
Practice Management Essentials for $4,000 or Less

These days there are so many options for legal practices that lawyers starting a solo practice often get carried away and spend too much. It is difficult to distinguish the essential hardware and software needs from supplementary products. With everything solo lawyers have to think about, technology questions can seem overwhelming, expensive, and important. Is...

September 11, 2014
Choosing Your Specialty: Areas of Law for the Successful Solo Practitioner

Many lawyers want to start their solo careers as a general practice, thinking that they will attract more clients if they offer a variety of services. However, when it comes to marketing strategy, lawyers who focus on one practice area create a stronger brand and are more successful in the long run. The right solo...

August 12, 2014
Client Intake: Best Practices and Procedures

As any solo lawyer knows, taking a new client is not simply shaking a hand and signing a checkbook. After marketing and selling legal services, there are still several necessary steps before beginning work. A conflict check must be done, the client’s data and information need to be gathered, and a retainer engagement letter must...

July 21, 2014
What You Should Consider When Starting A Solo Law Practice

When starting a solo or small practice, a lawyer has to consider many new business details that were unnecessary while working for a larger firm. How do taxes differ for sole proprietorships versus other entity types? What are the necessary business or trust accounts for each individual lawyer? What is the most important thing to...

June 25, 2014
Staying Motivated While Starting A Solo Law Practice

Starting a solo law practice can be invigorating, frightening, and exciting at first. But after the adrenaline and excitement of starting a solo practice fades, how do lawyers stay motivated? Unlike working in a large firm, an attorney’s personal life and solo practice become interconnected, causing unique and often unexpected challenges. Many lawyers experience inner...

May 31, 2014
Starting Your Own Law Firm: Conversation with Jay Foonberg

Starting a law firm from scratch can be a daunting endeavor. With a down economy, limited budget, and not enough clients, solos can have a tough time breaking into the market. In her debut as the new host of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews Jay Foonberg, the most influential author on the subject of starting...

September 16, 2009
Email Management: Part Two

In part two of this two part series on email management on Legal 3.0h!, co-hosts and legal technology consultants,  Adriana Linares and Debbie Foster, conclude their discussion on email. They will explore the intricacies of Outlook, including controlling spam and highlight “screen real estate.”  Adriana and Debbie will also look at dealing with list mail...

August 11, 2009
Email Management: Part One

In part one of this two part series on email management on Legal3.Oh!, co-hosts and legal technology consultants,  Adriana Linares and Debbie Foster, put the spotlight on email. They discuss what your email address says about you. Should you have more than one email address?  Adriana and Debbie will also look at transitioning to a...

July 1, 2009
Choosing Practice Management Software

In this first edition of Legal 3.Oh!, co-hosts and legal technology consultants,  Adriana Linares and Debbie Foster offer their insights that can unravel some of the complexities of technology for lawyers. Hear three good reasons why practice management software might help. Adriana and Debbie welcome special guest Dan Berlin, President of Software Technology Inc. to...