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.
Robert Brink and Fred Cohen talk about how legal organizations and legal tech vendors can work together more effectively.
Mary Juetten talks about her new book, “The Business of Legal: The Data-Driven Law Practice.”
Sarah Smerage talks about how lawyers can better collect and promote customer reviews.
Michael Mogill talks about how lawyers can stand out with video marketing.
Sarah Schaaf talks about how lawyers can optimize their payment processes with technology and automation.
Andrea Cannavina gives advice to lawyers on how to increase efficiency this holiday season.
Milena Higgins talks about the ways automation and AI can help lawyers turn over cases with ease and efficiency.
Talitha Kozlowski talks about the practical consideration of freelancing, how the process works, and the potential risk law firms could face with freelance attorneys.
Jeremy Richter talks about what lawyers can do to buid confidence both in their practice and business skills.
Alan Fanger gives his thoughts on what lawyers can do in order to improve their client’s performance within the litigation process.
Jay Harrington explains how young associates can both take ownership of their careers and build their brand while being accountable to a firm.
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.
Ernie Svenson discusses about automation and how to set up systems that will help attorneys run their firms more efficiently.
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.
Debbie Hoffman and Jeremy Potter discuss their style on how they run an effective corporate legal department.
Andrew Garcia and Megan Zavieh talk about law firm names and why they don’t have to be boring.
Host Jared Correia and Ed Walters have a genuinely interesting conversation about paper.
Jared and his guest host/wife Jessica talk to Chelsey Lambert about how and why law firms should invest in new technology.
Marketing ninja Dorie Clark talks about what lawyers can do to bring in more revenue in a chaotic marketplace.
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.
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.
In this legal podcast, Keri Norris talks about access to justice and how technology and bar associations can help.
Drew Rossow and Elan Fields discuss their millennial perspective of the legal industry.
A legal podcast about what key performance indicators (KPIs) are and why lawyers should use them for business management.
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.
Effectively managing your practice’s client intake process can be the difference between a good law firm and an exceptional one.
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.
ABA President Linda Klein talks about project management needs that solo and small firm attorneys struggle with and the ABA's new Blueprint initiative.
Creative Content Specialist/"Spaceballs: The Animated Series" writer Adam Kosloff discusses why prolific writing is very costly for lawyers.
Jared Correia talks to experts about additional skills that law schools should teach students to better prepare them for the practice of law.
Crisp Video Group CEO Michael Mogill talks with Jarred about creating video content for law firms and using it to effectively market.
ClariLegal founder and CEO Cash Butler talks about litigation support options available to law firms and legal practitioners.
Frank Strong talks with Heidi Alexander about content marketing and why it’s so important for lawyers.
Mark Jacobsen talks with Jared Correia about the 2015 U.S. Consumer Legal Needs Survey and online law firm marketing.
Josh Stark from Ledger Labs talks about self-executing contracts, Bitcoin, and how blockchain technology could impact the practice of law.
Heidi Alexander talks with Lawyerist founder and editor in chief Sam Glover about how lawyers can increase their organization and productivity.
Jeff B. Cohen, remembered for his role as Chunk in The Goonies, discusses dealmaking in the context of the law.
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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business...
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