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Practice Management

Un-Billable Hour

How to Overcome Law Firm Underperformance

Although Lawyers are under increasing pressure to be mobile, transparent, and organized, many are not billing sufficiently to live the lifestyle they want. Solo lawyers and law firms regularly lose money tracking time and expenses, billing, and organizing documents and calendars. Cloud-based practice management solutions are often suggested as a way for lawyers to increase...

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Lawyerist Podcast

#17: Ken White on Popehat, Censorious Douchebags, and Building a Successful Law Firm

Ken talks about how he helped build a successful law firm from rented desks and unreliable phones.

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New Solo

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,...

New Solo New Solo
On the Road

20 Blawggers in 20 Minutes: Legal Blogs in 60 Seconds

Beer for Bloggers is a cooperative social event in its 8th year at ABA TECHSHOW between the ABA Journal and LexBlog, which celebrates law blogging and law bloggers. Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with 20 blogging lawyers to highlight their blog(s) in 60 seconds or less. Below is a comprehensive list of...

On the Road On the Road
On the Road

2015 ABA TECHSHOW: Using Your iPad for Client Intake Through Trial

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Judge Herbert Dixon, Jonathan Lomurro, and Bjorn Christensen, who spoke on the iPad Track during 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. During the track, presenters explained how to input documents, work with them, manipulate them, and then create a presentation, all on an iPad. Judge Dixon, Lomurro, and Christensen each discuss...

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On the Road

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...

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On the Road

2015 ABA TECHSHOW: Alternative Fees, Automation, and Analytics for Firm Success

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Britt Lorish, Peggy Gruenke, and Haley Odom Ackerman, three Practice Management Track presenters at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Lorish discusses the pressure for lawyers and law firms to move away from the billable hour, Gruenke explains how automating and documenting processes can increase efficiency, and Ackerman gives some...

On the Road On the Road
On the Road

2015 ABA TECHSHOW: Online Legal Research with Carole Levitt

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews internet research expert Carole Levitt at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Levitt discusses her book, “Internet Legal Research on a Budget” and her speaking event at the conference, “Bing, Google, Duck, Yahoo: How to search for anything and find it.” Tune in for tips on effective online research for...

On the Road On the Road
On the Road

2015 ABA TECHSHOW: The Authors of Your Favorite Legal Technology Books

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti and Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interview legal technology authors Allison Shields, Dan Siegel, and Tom Mighell about the Author’s Track at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Together, they discuss the challenges in writing for lawyers and what it was like to present during the Author’s Track at the conference....

On the Road On the Road
Lawyerist Podcast

#15: Karin Conroy’s 5-Step Basic Law Firm Marketing Plan

Karin Conroy talks through her 5-step marketing plan.

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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered

Would your practice be prepared if something happened to you? These tips can give you peace of mind.

If the unthinkable happens, will your practice be ready for an intermediary to take over or help with a transition?  Do you know what would happen if you–or one of your colleagues–should suddenly die or become incapacitated? The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with two experts about tools and systems you can put in...

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New Solo

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...

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New Solo

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...

New Solo New Solo
Kennedy-Mighell Report

Revisiting Technology: The Paperless Office

Over the past 20 years or so, lawyers have consistently seen the paperless office as the Holy Grail of legal technology. Unfortunately, most attempts to find that grail have ended under a stack of papers. Despite early setbacks, a new flurry of interest in the paperless office. Within the series of revisiting old legal technology...

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing

Paperless Lawyering: What It Really Is, and the Nuts and Bolts of How It Works

Imagine being able to instantly access information in your client files, anytime—even if you’re out of the office. If you have a paperless law office that’s one of the many benefits you’ll obtain. In this episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Ernie Svenson hosts a webinar based on his proven method for shifting to a paperless law practice. It’s...

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