Five Tax Benefits to Working From a Home Office

    24 Nov 2017, 3:17 am | From Attorney at Work | Fellows Blog

    Some lawyers choose to limit overhead by working from home. They may arrange for supplemental virtual services and conference room access. While not every practice area may lend itself to working from home, technology has made this a more common choice, especially among lawyers just starting out. Besides the obvious office rent savings, working from …

    Smart Contracts and Crowdsourced Juries

    23 Nov 2017, 5:00 am | From Amazing Firms, Amazing Practices | Fellows Blog

    A new start-up company, appropriately named, is planning to crowdsource juries for the arbitration of contract disputes. The company, which is based in Estonia, describes itself as “The Future of Dispute Resolution,” although an article on Artificial Lawyer points out that its approach to jury selection raises a number of legal …

    Finding success in loving (and not loving) law

    21 Nov 2017, 11:22 am | From AvoidAClaim | Fellows Blog

    It is a stroke of fortune to arrive at a career where you love what you do. Perhaps you were born into the world a baby lawyer. As you grew up, your parents and teachers would say, “you should be a lawyer” – and your high school yearbook would identify you as Most Likely To... Read More »

    Speaking of Birthdays, Happy 10th to Rocket Matter

    17 Nov 2017, 12:05 pm | From Robert Ambrogi's LawSites | Fellows Blog

    In a recent post at Above the Law, I observed that two companies, Clio and Rocket Matter, literally invented the now-booming field of cloud-based law practice management. Not only that, but in popularizing cloud-based practice management, they helped pave the way for lawyers’ much broader use of the cloud. I also noted the friendly debate between …

    Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder?

    I have been a renter. I have been an investor in homes. I have been a buyer of homes and I have worked with a builder to design and build a home.  Each experience has its pros and cons.  The critical thing to making each role a successful one is to decide in advance what... Continue Reading The post Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder? appeared …

    Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder?

    I have been a renter. I have been an investor in homes. I have been a buyer of homes and I have worked with a builder to design and build a home.  Each experience has its pros and cons.  The critical thing to making each role a successful one is to decide in advance what... Continue Reading The post Renter v. Investor? Buyer v. Builder? appeared …

    Law Firm MDPs Part 4: Service Delivery Solutions

    15 Nov 2017, 8:31 am | From Rainmaking Oasis, LLC | Fellows Blog

    In this fourth and final post on law firm multi-disciplinary models, we discuss new tools and resources, many of which incorporate technology, process improvement and knowledge management to enable more effective service delivery and enhanced and automated access to information.  Law firms have either developed their own tools and products or incorporated …

    How I Got Into Legal Biz + Tech and Where I See Both Going

    9 Nov 2017, 8:46 am | From Prism Legal | Fellows Blog

    My friends at High Performance Counsel recently interviewed me on how I got into the legal biz and legal tech and where I see both going. This interviews was originally published on October 10, 2017 as VETERAN LEGAL INDUSTRY OBSERVER AND ADVISER RON FRIEDMANN INTERVIEWED FOR THE #BAKERSDOZEN. I reproduce it here TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW …

    Podcast: The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyers

    In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and I talk to Brett Burney about the latest Apple products and how they can serve lawyers. Our podcast is titled The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyers and if you...

    Sbobet Online Asia Betting

    17 Oct 2017, 6:50 pm | From JD Match | Fellows Blog

    If you like sportsbook and you want to play soccer betting, then you have to know all features and menu about Sbobet to avoid some mistake. Sportsbook Menu on Sbobet […]

    Changing the lawyer assessment system

    11 Oct 2017, 9:45 am | From Law21 | Fellows Blog

    Every two months, I publish a short e-newsletter called “Dispatch” that’s sent to about 2,700 subscribers. (To sign up, email me at Each edition contains exclusive content for subscribers, which I sometimes share with my wider readership here at Law21 after a few months. In this post, I’d like to reproduce an item from […] …

    Fall 2017 Workshops and Speaking Engagements

    31 Aug 2017, 12:52 pm | From Corcoran's Business of Law Blog | Fellows Blog

    For those who wish to join me at one of my upcoming keynote presentations or workshops, here are the program details: Association of Legal Administrators Regional Conference, Las Vegas, September 7-9, 2017: Legal Lean Sigma Institute Pre-Conference White Belt Workshop in Project Management and Process Improvement. Details here. ALPMA Summit, Brisbane …

    Conference on “Unbundled Legal Services”

    16 Aug 2017, 11:18 am | From eLawyering Blog | Fellows Blog

    “Unbundled Legal Services” is one way for solos and small law firms to tap into a latent market for legal services and to monetize unbilled hours. One of the barriers to implementation for law firms is knowing how to integrate this business model into their traditional practice.  To increase awareness of this concept and to...

    Something to Twitter About…

    29 Mar 2017, 2:13 pm | From Thoughtful Legal Management | Fellows Blog

    ♫ Don’t hold me back I want to feel vulnerable. Disregard everything that I’ve been told. Don’t blend in stand out and be bold. Today’s the day that we break the mold… ♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Austin Jones.   The Provincial Court of BC will break the mold for the 2nd time and hold […]

    Stem Client Roundup for February 2017

    28 Feb 2017, 10:47 am | From Law Firm Web Strategy | Fellows Blog

    While February is only a couple days shorter than most months, that missing handful of days is acutely felt right around now! Nevertheless, our clients managed to fit in lots of blogging, speaking, sponsoring and teaching this month. Here’s a …

    White Paper: ALA’s Legal Service Pricing

    29 Feb 2016, 8:34 pm | From Patrick on Pricing | Fellows Blog

    Recently the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) released its first white paper on law firm pricing: The Client Cost Conundrum: Legal Service Pricing in a Post-Recession Market. The February 2016 publication attempts to explain the importance of pricing within the…

    When Will Sunday Sales Come?

    8 Dec 2015, 3:24 pm | From LawBiz® Blog | Fellows Blog

    When will Sunday sales come? Perhaps they’re here, with “garage sales.” But I suspect “Sunday” laws prevent this day from becoming a national trend. Besides that, there is “Black Friday.” “Small Business Saturday.” “Cyber Monday.” “Giving Tuesday.” “Wellness Wednesday.” What happened to Thursday? Oh yes, that’s reserved …

    A Whole New Mind

    10 Apr 2015, 4:31 pm | From Altman Weil Connect | Fellows Blog

    Marci Krufka Taylor at Mantra Partner has a new commentary on Daniel Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind, and how it applies to law firm marketing.  Lawyers tend to be ‘left-brain’ analytical thinkers, but do clients in 2015 want more? Read it at Mantra Partner

    The Future of Legal Services from the Buyers' Viewpoint

    7 Oct 2013, 8:47 am | From Law Firm Competitive Intelligence | Fellows Blog

    On Friday, October 4, 2013, I presented a TED-style talk at the 2013 Futures Conference presented by the College of Law Practice Management and Chicago-Kent School of Law.  As a Fellow of CoLPM, I treasure these annual meetings with other veterans of legal practice, management, marketing and technology.   This year, I was invited to speak on the …

    How to Create A Terrible 'Congratulations!' Ad

    8 Jul 2013, 5:30 pm | From Ross's Law Marketing Blog | Fellows Blog

    You can tell a lot about an organization by the one-off, one-time ads they create.  These are used for many purposes - professional announcements for new hires or offices. Or when they want to share some self-congratulatory news or award the media won’t write about.  A popular variation of this is congratulating a high-profile client who’s received …

    Statistics compilation débuts in Release 2.0 of GC Metrics benchmarks, along with data 500+ companies – why don’t you join in?

    3 Jul 2012, 6:43 am | From Law Department Management | Fellows Blog

    Release 2.0 of the General Counsel Metrics global benchmark survey will go out in early August. It looks set to have more than 500 participating companies, on the way to a thousand this year. A benefit to be introduced with...