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Legal Toolkit

Legal Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for professionals in law practice management. Each month, host Jared Correia invites forward-thinking lawyers to discuss the services, ideas, and programs that have improved their practices.

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Nov 6, 2018
Robot Takeover: How Automation Makes Law Practice Easier

Milena Higgins talks about the ways automation and AI can help lawyers turn over cases with ease and efficiency.

Oct 2, 2018
How Lawyers Find Outsourced Help

Talitha Kozlowski talks about the practical consideration of freelancing, how the process works, and the potential risk law firms could face with freelance attorneys.

Sep 4, 2018
Building Confidence for a Better Practice

Jeremy Richter talks about what lawyers can do to buid confidence both in their practice and business skills.

Aug 7, 2018
New Tactics to Improve Client Performance in the Courtroom

Alan Fanger gives his thoughts on what lawyers can do in order to improve their client’s performance within the litigation process.

Jul 11, 2018
How to be a Better Law Firm Associate

Jay Harrington explains how young associates can both take ownership of their careers and build their brand while being accountable to a firm.

Jun 19, 2018
Online Communities for Lawyers and Why They’re Great

Keith Lee explains what Slack is and how the bar associations can be more relevant to younger lawyers who are seeking a supportive community of lawyers.

May 24, 2018
Putting your Firm on Autopilot

Ernie Svenson discusses about automation and how to set up systems that will help attorneys run their firms more efficiently.

May 7, 2018
Talking TECHSHOW: Interviews from the TECHSHOW Floor

Jared Correia attends the ABA TECHSHOW 2018 and interviews students, vendors, and attendees about what they love about the conference and their favorite part about it.

Apr 20, 2018
How to Vet Outside Counsel and Other Lessons from Corporate Lawyers

Debbie Hoffman and Jeremy Potter discuss their style on how they run an effective corporate legal department.

Mar 5, 2018
How to Name a Law Firm

Andrew Garcia and Megan Zavieh talk about law firm names and why they don’t have to be boring.

Feb 12, 2018
Legal Printing Isn’t Dying, Just Changing

Host Jared Correia and Ed Walters have a genuinely interesting conversation about paper.

Jan 18, 2018
All You Need is New Technology

Jared and his guest host/wife Jessica talk to Chelsey Lambert about how and why law firms should invest in new technology.

Dec 15, 2017
Flirting with Revenue: How to Make Money as a Lawyer

Marketing ninja Dorie Clark talks about what lawyers can do to bring in more revenue in a chaotic marketplace.

Nov 21, 2017
Diversity (or Lack Thereof) in the Legal Profession

Jeena Cho talks about why there’s a lack of diversity in the legal industry and why it’s important for legal professionals to care.

Sep 18, 2017
Redefining Couples Court with Dana and Keith Cutler

Dana and Keith Cutler, stars of the new TV show “Couples Court with the Cutlers,” answer common questions asked by those who suspect their partner is cheating.

Aug 17, 2017
How Can Lawyers Solve the Access to Justice Problem?

In this legal podcast, Keri Norris talks about access to justice and how technology and bar associations can help.

Jul 18, 2017
How Millennials View the Legal Industry

Drew Rossow and Elan Fields discuss their millennial perspective of the legal industry.

Jun 19, 2017
Managing Your Law Firm with Key Performance Indicators

A legal podcast about what key performance indicators (KPIs) are and why lawyers should use them for business management.

Apr 20, 2017
Encouraging Innovation in Law School

Gabe Teninbaum, professor of legal writing at Suffolk Law, talks about the work Suffolk is doing to encourage innovation, including programs, technology courses, and internship opportunities.

Mar 15, 2017
Improve Your Law Firm with Small Client Intake Changes

Effectively managing your practice’s client intake process can be the difference between a good law firm and an exceptional one.

Feb 17, 2017
Digital Assistance in the Practice of Law

In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Louise Kennedy and Mitch Jackson join Jared Correia to discuss the role of digital assistants in the practice of law.

Jan 4, 2017
The ABA’s Newest Project: Blueprint

ABA President Linda Klein talks about project management needs that solo and small firm attorneys struggle with and the ABA's new Blueprint initiative.

Dec 15, 2016
How Lawyers Can Write Less

Creative Content Specialist/"Spaceballs: The Animated Series" writer Adam Kosloff discusses why prolific writing is very costly for lawyers.

Nov 17, 2016
Better Preparing Lawyers for the Practice of Law

Jared Correia talks to experts about additional skills that law schools should teach students to better prepare them for the practice of law.

Oct 19, 2016
Video Marketing for Law Firms

Crisp Video Group CEO Michael Mogill talks with Jarred about creating video content for law firms and using it to effectively market.

Sep 21, 2016
Litigation Support Options for Lawyers and Law Firms

ClariLegal founder and CEO Cash Butler talks about litigation support options available to law firms and legal practitioners.

Aug 24, 2016
Using Content Marketing to Grow Your Law Practice

Frank Strong talks with Heidi Alexander about content marketing and why it’s so important for lawyers.

Jul 26, 2016
FindLaw 2015 U.S. Consumer Legal Needs Survey

Mark Jacobsen talks with Jared Correia about the 2015 U.S. Consumer Legal Needs Survey and online law firm marketing.

Jun 30, 2016
Smart Contracts, Bitcoin, and Blockchain Technology

Josh Stark from Ledger Labs talks about self-executing contracts, Bitcoin, and how blockchain technology could impact the practice of law.

May 24, 2016
How Lawyers Can Increase Their Productivity and Be More Organized

Heidi Alexander talks with Lawyerist founder and editor in chief Sam Glover about how lawyers can increase their organization and productivity.

Apr 13, 2016
The Art of the Entertainment Deal

Jeff B. Cohen, remembered for his role as Chunk in The Goonies, discusses dealmaking in the context of the law.

Mar 23, 2016
What You Need to Know When Starting A Law Firm

Many lawyers today are thinking about going solo or starting their own firms. But running a law firm is like running a business, which involves much more than providing legal services. You have to think about billing and business management, when to accept and reject clients, and maintaining a calm composure under a stressful situation....

Feb 18, 2016
Marketing Your Firm Through Branded Networks

The last 10 years have seen a 75% rise in legal costs, which compares to a 20% increase for other fields. It’s estimated that there are one billion dollars worth of unrecognized legal needs in today’s market. Even when legal needs are recognized, it’s common for potential clients to see their problems as prohibitively expensive....

Jan 14, 2016
Should Lawyers Charge for Initial Consultations?

Do you charge for initial consultation in your practice? If not, you might be missing out on higher quality meetings and additional revenue. Despite this claim, most lawyers are worried that changing their fee structure will chase potential clients away from the front door. How can we, as lawyers, offer discernible value and make people...

Dec 16, 2015
Online Reviews: Yelp for Help

Online review sites are increasingly important for product and service consumers, but to what extent are people really taking them into consideration when selecting an attorney? If potential clients are counting stars before they call, how do lawyers take control of their online reputations? Furthermore, with limited time and marketing budgets, what should solo and...

Nov 19, 2015
Legal Project Management for an Efficient and Sustainable Law Firm

In order to succeed in the current economy and to ensure sustainability, law firms must constantly review and refine the way they conduct business. Although lawyers have likely heard of agile, lean, six sigma, and other technology-driven management systems, Legal Project Management (LPM) has been tailored to the practice of law specifically. So how do...

Oct 22, 2015
Winning Local Search

Most lawyers think about search marketing in a broad way, trying to reach everyone on the internet. But focusing on local search, which involves targeting specific cities, states, and neighborhoods, can have better overall results. This area of marketing is often quite confusing, however. What is local search marketing, how does it affect Google rankings,...

Sep 17, 2015
Being Likeable and Building Relationships in the Legal Profession

Developing a good rapport with clients and trust among your fellow attorneys can lead to better case results, happier clients, and a more pleasurable work environment. Lawyers, and particularly trial attorneys, need to make emotional connections and be persuasive. But, all too often, these essential aspects of practice development are overlooked. So what should introverted...

Aug 18, 2015
The Future of Law Firm Communication: Is Email on the Way Out?

While convenient, email seems to be increasingly a distraction in law firms and most other businesses. Furthermore, email chains about important cases sit in our inboxes next to spam, family interactions, personal information, and more spam. Due to the sheer volume of emails received, lawyers and firm staff often waste time navigating them to find...

Jul 28, 2015
Mobile Apps for Legal Services: Competition or Advantage?

Software developers and progressive law firms are looking for ways to streamline their practices, offer higher quality services for less, and help bridge access to justice. Using mobile apps and other technologies, basic legal services are increasingly available, affordable, and easy to use. But many attorneys are wary of technology like LegalZoom and Shake because...

Jun 24, 2015
E-Discovery for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

As e-discovery purveys more and more practices and practice areas, it becomes important for solo and small firm lawyers to at least have a cursory understanding of the process. Attorneys can be at a big disadvantage coming up against opposing counsel without the proper knowledge, workflow and tools for e-discovery. Since everyone today texts, emails,...

Jun 3, 2015
The Lean Startup: Eliminating Wasteful Practices in Your Law Firm?

The idea of a lean business was recently made popular by Eric Ries’s book, “The Lean Startup.” The lean concept involves eliminating waste and resources that don’t create value for the end client. This practice has become predominant in the tech world, in which companies create a minimum viable product, test it early and often,...

Apr 15, 2015
Why Do Lawyers Love Wearable Technology?

Lawyers as a group have the reputation for being slow to adopt new technology. However, when the smartphone emerged, they quickly jumped on board. And due to cloud computing, lawyers are able to work anywhere, using their smartphones and tablets. Wearable technologies like the Apple Watch, other smart watches, and Google Glass seem to be...

Mar 9, 2015
What Does the 21st Century Legal Career Look Like?

Due to advancements in technology, increased outsourcing, and globalization, students are not necessarily graduating law school and entering a big law firm on track to become a partner. A legal career can take you into a solo practice, a virtual practice, electronic discovery, in-house counsel for a startup, or in an alternative direction using your...

Feb 5, 2015
Analytics in Law Practice

Analytics is basically data analysis focused on distilling information useful for improving processes and decision making, often in a business context. When applied to law firms, analytics can be used to improve client intake, increase the firm’s efficiency, and identify silos. How is this possible? How can simply collecting and analyzing data affect your law...

Jan 6, 2015
Making the Transition from PCs to Macs in Your Law Office

Apple products are gaining traction in the legal field, particularly among solo and small firm lawyers. As more software and apps are being created for Apple computers and law firms are working in the cloud, using Macs in your legal practice is becoming a better option for many attorneys. But often, it can be intimidating...

Dec 4, 2014
Power Networking: Making the Right Connections

Lawyers all know they should be networking, and most of them are, but there is an important distinction between the quantity and quality of your connections. Many lawyers are more comfortable networking with other lawyers and find themselves at the same conferences every year. But in order to be truly successful, a rainmaker, lawyers must...

Nov 18, 2014
Success in Your Remote Workplace

Whether it is from a coffee shop, home office, or library, more people than ever are working remotely. This includes employees at a law firm or business, but many of the principles could be applied to a solo lawyer working at home. The benefits of working from a remote office include shorter commutes, potentially flexible...

Oct 15, 2014
Virtualization of a Law Practice

There has recently been an increase in virtualization of law practices and the rate at which firms are beginning to adopt internet-based technology solutions. There are significant advantages attached to those programs including mobility, flexibility, ease of installation and management, and decreased setup cost. But most lawyers don’t know what a virtual office entails, are...

Sep 2, 2014
iPhone and iPad Apps and Accessories for Lawyers to Use in Their Practice

New applications and accessories for the iPhone and iPad consistently promise to improve the professional and personal lives of lawyers. However, with limited time and so many options, it is difficult for busy lawyers to keep up with trends and make educated decisions about which products will make their practice more efficient and which might...

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Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business...

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