Lawyers are increasingly turning to professional coaches to help them improve their practice and management skills. Being informed and prepared about the coaching process can help you get the most out of your investment in coaching.
Lawyers must know more than the law. Their ethical obligation to provide competent representation continues to expand. (See Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 of the...
Learn the essential elements of clear communications and tips for assuring clear and effective communications with your clients, colleagues, and staff.
Rule 1.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct directs attorneys to “keep the client reasonably informed” about their matters through clear and timely communications. Lawyers who are busy litigating, deal-making, or...
When you can’t find what you need for free on the Internet, or if searching site-by-site and/or jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction is not worth your time, consider subscribing to a pay investigative research database. These databases collect information not only from public record and “publicl
Encryption is now a generally accepted security measure for protecting confidential data – both when stored and transmitted. Data breaches have become a common occurrence, and hackers cannot only get confidential details about a case or deal, but steal your client's information as well. Fortunately, easy-to-use options are available today for encryption.
The adage that all publicity is good is not always true. The press is filled with stories about how lawyers end up in hot water by filing improperly-redacted documents, disclosing confidential information to family and friends, and allowing technological ignorance to prejudice clients.
In an age where lawyers frequently conduct business across wireless networks using smartphones and laptops, how can attorneys safeguard client data and confidential information? This second edition of Locked Down explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats--with any budget. Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand, this book will help you:
The practice of law is based on relationships – with clients, potential clients and referral sources. Personal networking is the best way to create and sustain those relationships. Unfortunately, many lawyers will do anything to avoid networking. The key to successful networking is to find the networking method that matches your personality – the one that makes you feel the most...
Many lawyers forget that law is a service profession. Studies show that the most frequent reason for losing clients is poor service. And retaining clients in a volatile economy is crucial to your practice. So how do you make sure you’re providing the best service?
The popular annual guide to legal technology is back with its 2019 edition. The Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide is the only book of its kind that helps solo and small firm lawyers find the best value for their dollars in legal tech. In clear, understandable language, that authors give a vendor-neutral overview of and recommendations for computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, tablets, and more.
Many lawyers have not mastered effective delegation techniques probably because nobody ever taught them the basic skills. This program addresses delegation techniques compliant with MRPC 5.1 and 5.3's supervisory requirements.
They are missing the opportunity to leverage their own talents by delegating projects and tasks to other lawyers, legal professionals and strong support staff.