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Managing teams of skilled professionals gathered on the fly

Posted in Cash Flow - Finances, Coaching, In The News, Services, Technology
Years ago, seeking to address an RFP (request for proposal) of a large prospective client, I assembled a team of skilled specialists. I was flattered that they all said “yes” to joining me, knowing only me and the prospective client. None of us, individually, could have met the client’s needs. We trusted one another enough… Continue Reading

Increasing price of legal services and technology as the antidote

Posted in Cash Flow - Finances, In The News, Management, Marketing, Technology
The number of new lawyers admitted to the bar was lower in 2014 than in 2013; in addition, law school admissions were considerably lower than in previous years. That suggests there will be fewer lawyers ready and able to fill the ranks of the Baby Boomers as they increasingly leave the practice. Prices to consumers… Continue Reading

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Posted in Cash Flow - Finances, In The News, Management, Personal Thoughts, Technology
Just today, in reviewing materials preparatory to moving my office after 25 years at one location, I reviewed the June 6, 1983 issue of Time magazine. Two articles were of particular significance. One was the cover article about “…stress, seeking cures for modern anxieties…” The other was about education, “…have degree, will travel.” “The class… Continue Reading

Value of Human Assets vs. Value of Capital Assets

Posted in Cash Flow - Finances, In The News, Management, Personal Thoughts, Technology, Uncategorized
John Claassen, in a “guest column” in the February 4, 2015 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal entitled “PROTECT THE VALUE OF HUMAN ASSETS,” quoted Bill Gates’ opposition to increasing the federal minimum wage as follows: “If you raise the minimum wage, you are encouraging labor substitution, and you’re going to go buy machinery… Continue Reading

Service is still the name of the game

Posted in In The News, Management, Marketing, Personal Thoughts, Services, Technology
A New York consulting firm recently conducted a survey and found that eight of the top 10 companies that no longer provided extraordinary support for their products and services for technology companies. Companies like Samsung, Apple and others apparently are appealing to a younger audience that is not accustomed to having handholding as an element… Continue Reading

Speak and Write for Success

Posted in Audio & Podcasts, Management, Marketing, Technology, Uncategorized
Gary Kinder, founder and CEO of WordRake® writes the following: “…Each of us has three vocabularies: our reading or comprehension vocabulary – by far the largest; our writing vocabulary – in the middle; and our speaking vocabulary – the smallest and least grammatical. When speaking, we use, and tolerate (to a point) others using, ers… Continue Reading

LawBiz® Registry Offers Easy Way to Buy and Sell Law Practices

Posted in Articles, Books, Buying & Selling a Practice, Cash Flow - Finances, In The News, Press Releases, Technology
Lawyers from around the country continue to call me, asking for information on how to sell their practices. In response,we recently opened our LawBiz® Registry.  Visit the archives  for articles about buying and selling law practices and  other ways to monetize the goodwill that you have spent so many years to build. In addition, you may… Continue Reading

Kill Switch – A Threat to Democracy?

Posted in Personal Thoughts, Technology
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last month that requires all smartphones sold in California to include a  “kill switch.” The purpose of this bill is to enable an owner who loses  his/her smart phone to, remotely, make a smartphone worthless to a thief.  By flipping a switch remotely, the owner of the phone can… Continue Reading

Guest post: Lawyers on the move

Posted in Guest Blog, Technology
Nicole Black is an attorney in Rochester, New York, is the Director of Business Development at MyCase, a web-based law practice management platform, and is the ABA-published author of “Cloud Computing for Lawyers” and the co-author of “Social Media for Lawyers.”   There’s no doubt about it–21st century lawyers are on the move and are… Continue Reading

Professional Competence requires Technology Proficiency

Posted in Management, Technology
Visiting ALM LegalTech conference today was eye popping in both its simplicity and complexity. First, the simple:  D. Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, suggests that law firms don’t need more software. They need to use their existing software more efficiently and effectively. What a concept. Reminds me of the scientists’ suggesting that… Continue Reading

Virtual lawyers in trouble?

Posted in Management, Technology
Virtual veterinarian faces a legal test in Texas. He moved his practice online and talked to distressed pet owners by email and telephone. He charged a flat fee, generally, and recommended treatment options. The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners suspended his license for violating the state law that prevents veterinarians from setting up… Continue Reading

iX 500 goes live today

Posted in Technology
Fujitsu introduces its new high speed, low cost scanner today. I have a model sitting on my desk and it’s the same small footprint of the model 1500 that it replaces. The new model is much faster, 25 pages per minute (ppm); I have to keep my eyes open – that’s how fast it is.… Continue Reading

Preserving social media

Posted in Management, Technology
In an earlier blog post, I talked about creating a digital estate plan.  A family law attorney speaks of preserving what you already have posted in social media. She suggests that taking down what you have posted in advance of litigation, family law or otherwise, may be the destruction of evidence and a crime! There… Continue Reading