Get Out of Your Own Head and Start Your Firm Like a Boss

People don’t like lawyers. I don’t blame them. Not only are we the cosmic killjoy of society but we’re pragmatic, logical, and boring. We don’t take risks and we hate uncertainty. But these are not traits that society rewards. Today’s entrepreneurship is all about taking risk and having an attitude that says “I know what… Read more »

Working to Connect Attorney Mentors and Mentees Online

Working to Connect Attorney Mentors and Mentees Online

Nobody would say law school is easy, but as many graduates quickly learn, the hardest lessons often come after earning their degree — when they step out to experience the real world. In this sink-or-swim environment, there’s no substitute for a good mentor — a veteran attorney who’s been there, done that, and can offer… Read more »

3 Reasons Attorneys Should Embrace Their Machine Competitors

  Technological developments hit every industry eventually, and the time has come for the legal profession. The accessibility of online legal tools that offer assistance in drafting simple legal documents, such as LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer, makes these resources the next big thing. Some lawyers resent the arrival of these platforms, feeling they’re undermining the value that lawyers provide their… Read more »

How Foxwordy Became a Top Social Network for Lawyers

On Ally McBeal, they did it in a unisex bathroom. On Law & Order, they often did it behind closed doors in wood-paneled offices with Manhattan views. Back in the day on LA Law they did it while walking to court. In real life, lawyers usually confer with their colleagues by grabbing a colleague, walking down the hall or… Read more »

Reciprocity and the Future of the Florida Bar

Reciprocity and the Future of the Florida Bar

In July 2015, the newly elected President of the Florida Bar, Ramon Abadin created a firestorm of controversy with a proposal to allow attorneys from other states to practice law in Florida without the requirement of passing the State’s Bar Exam. Reaction to Abadin’s proposal was swift – and ferocious – from the state’s more… Read more »

Lawyers, Ethics and Cloud Services

Lawyers, Ethics and Cloud Services

A lawyer is legally obligated to maintaining the confidentiality of his client’s information. Today, more and more lawyers are using the Internet in their day-to-day functioning. They may use cloud services to save data. And as this practice grows, so does the risk of making the client’s confidential information vulnerable to vested interests. For the… Read more »

Technology Tips For Lawyers From ABA Techshow

These days, the 21st century law firm has more options than ever. Technology such as cloud computing and online research platforms, have changed the practice of law. The days of being chained to your desktop computer, with all-important information located only on premises, are long gone. Instead of relying on costly premise-based software, innovative solo… Read more »

A very big day for LegalTech

A very big day for LegalTech

There were two great-big announcements today in the world of LegalTech. In case you missed it, here’s the news: 1. UpCounsel, a marketplace for legal services, has pulled in $10 million in new funding to provide small businesses with attorneys at a fraction of the cost of a big law firm. [Full Article Here] 2. Just two weeks… Read more »