Why Delegation Is the Key to Success for Large Law Firms

Why Delegation Is the Key to Success for Large Law Firms

In the chaos of everyday legal life, balancing the ins and outs of running a big firm with a growing caseload is overwhelming, to say the least. And because your firm runs on client success, everyone’s attention tends to gravitate toward their needs. But when you focus solely on client needs, it becomes easy to… Read more »

Where’s the LegalTech in Mexico?

Where’s the LegalTech in Mexico?

As a young man studying law, I was far from a techie. I knew the term “operating system”, but wasn’t aware of its applications, other than using my PC for drafting contracts and the internet for reviewing sample templates. Mexican State Universities, such as UNISON (Universidad de Sonora, in Hermosillo) where I earned my degree, don’t introduce students in… Read more »

4 tips to reduce legal risks on social media

4 tips to reduce legal risks on social media

Innovation and multimedia have pushed companies and their employees in becoming digital geniuses. Companies are now regularly engaging directly with the public on social media, increasing online presence. Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are just some of the sites used by businesses granting them access to unlimited connections and contacts. This instant connectivity on social media… Read more »

Darkening Doorway Pages in the Legal SERPs

Google recently announced an impending algorithm update that seeks to minimize the impact of “doorway pages” in search results. Will your firm’s website be affected? Here’s what you need to know. Defining a doorway page First, Google’s definition of doorway pages is far from clear. I believe most SEOs writing about the update are falling short… Read more »

Before your firm buys that cool new technology, read this!

Before your firm buys that cool new technology, read this!

What To Look For In Law Practice Technology I get plenty of calls every week from vendors ready to sell me the “next big thing” that will revolutionize my practice.  Some of them even live up to their billing.  And we pass on almost all of them. Here’s why: Ours is a volume practice and, to… Read more »

The Lawyer Who Became the King of SaaS

The Lawyer Who Became the King of SaaS

From lawyer to tech start-up guru, and the undeniable thought leader for the SaaS movement in Silicon Valley, Jason Lemkin continues to build a following of founders, CEO’s and sales execs through his blog SaaStr. With the support of Storm Ventures, Jason recently wrapped up his first major event, SaaStr Annual, where 2,000 founders and execs met in San… Read more »

Lawyers Moonlighting as Entrepreneurs

Lawyers Moonlighting as Entrepreneurs

  So many articles have been written about how lawyers make terrible entrepreneurs. Lawyers are mischaracterized as risk averse, unimaginative and perfectionists to a fault. Most also believe that lawyers lack general business know how. While some of these may have been accurate in the past, lawyers today are entrepreneurial and innovative, mostly out of… Read more »

Young Lawyers, Move to Silicon Valley!

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Updated: January 31st, 2015. This article was originally posted on November 11, 2013.  This week it was announced that the Stanford Graduate School of Business, for the first time in its history, was sending more of its grads into tech than into finance. That’s a big deal. Just two years ago only 13% of students… Read more »

Time Management for Solo/Small Firms (Fast Read)

Time Management for Solo/Small Firms (Fast Read)

For an industry that spends most of its time billing in hourly increments many lawyers are very bad at time management. They know how to bill for the time they spend working on a case, but what about the time that they aren’t spending on a billable hour? Are they using it in their best… Read more »

Thoughts from a Paperless Lawyer (Fast Read)

Thoughts from a Paperless Lawyer (Fast Read)

My office uses plenty of paper.  Consumer bankruptcy, our specialty, requires — at a minimum — a signed forty page petition.  Added to the intake forms, reaffirmation documents, and errata, most of our clients have paper files exceeding 100 pages.  Because all law firms have some documents like these, going paperless simply cannot mean getting… Read more »