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Social media for lawyers – 26 questions and answers

Social media for lawyers – 26 questions and answers

Thanks to the 1,372 lawyers who attended this week's social media ethics Legal Lunchbox talk.…

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CLE materials – Tools for Streamlining and Automating Your Law Practice

CLE materials – Tools for Streamlining and Automating Your Law Practice

Thanks to the Washington State Bar Association's Solo & Small Practice Section - I appreciate…

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Make your practice more client friendly with design thinking

Make your practice more client friendly with design thinking

The law is notoriously verbocentric and dense. And from the client’s perspective, legal services are…

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How to Run Your Law Firm from India (With a Four Month-Old)

How to Run Your Law Firm from India (With a Four Month-Old)

In this presentation, I talk about the vision behind our law firm, Sound Immigration. We…

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Using contract attorneys to scale your law practice

Using contract attorneys to scale your law practice

Today we were joined by Andy Backlund of Emerald City Attorney Network, PLLC. On our…

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Covering Your Assets: Protecting Your Law Firm’s Intellectual Property

Covering Your Assets: Protecting Your Law Firm’s Intellectual Property

Do potential clients seem to know of you and your firm before you even have…

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Law firm value statements

Law firm value statements

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to hear Jenny Anderson and I speak at…

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Free and Low-Cost Technology for Law Firms

Free and Low-Cost Technology for Law Firms

This talk was prepared for the nice folks at the Kittitas County Bar Association. Thanks to…

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Graphic Design for Legal Advocacy

Graphic Design for Legal Advocacy

Big thanks to Troy White of Counterpoint Legal for today's talk on Graphic Design for…

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Is it ethical for lawyers to advertise on Groupon and “daily deal” sites?

Is it ethical for lawyers to advertise on Groupon and “daily deal” sites?

This piece originally appeared as an article in the Washington State Bar Association's NW Lawyer…

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“Tech Set-Up” for law firms – Seattle U. School of Law

“Tech Set-Up” for law firms – Seattle U. School of Law

Thanks to everyone who attended today's talk at Seattle University School of Law on legal…

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Darwin Talk: KPIs for the New Legal Consumer – Sachin Bhatia, Chief Product Officer, Avvo

Darwin Talk: KPIs for the New Legal Consumer – Sachin Bhatia, Chief Product Officer, Avvo

  Sachin Bhatia, Chief Product Officer for Avvo, speaks on how law firms can use…

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How lawyers can use Agile project management and kanban

How lawyers can use Agile project management and kanban

One of my core beliefs in managing our law firm is that we should borrow…

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Using kanban to visualize workflow

Using kanban to visualize workflow

Today on the Washington State Bar Association's blog I've done a short post how lawyers…

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Evolve Law Seattle – Key Performance Indicators

Evolve Law Seattle – Key Performance Indicators

This week I attended Evolve Law's CLE explaining how lawyers can use Key Performance Indicators…

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Law school talk: Legal Zoom and Legal Hacking

Law school talk: Legal Zoom and Legal Hacking

This month I had the opportunity to return to the University of Nebraska College of…

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Using Online Forms Is Easy and (Can Be) Ethical

The material in this post comes from a presentation I gave for the Washington State…

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Ethical Use of On-Line Form Tools by Law Firms

Prepared as material for 7 Keys to Managing the 21st Century Practice Washington State Bar…

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Redfin is cheaper and better than a real estate agent. Will you be the Redfin of legal?

A version of this article appeared in the NW Lawyer magazine of the Washington State…

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Can law firms profit from limited license technicians?

Washington is the first state in the country to granted a limited law license to…

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India Pt. 7 – The best eats of the trip

India Pt. 7 – The best eats of the trip

Travel is just eating in a place we’ve never been. ~Jim Gaffigan There are reasons…

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Working remotely – 4 top resources for lawyers

Working remotely – 4 top resources for lawyers

Later this morning I'm heading over to Seattle to talk to the folks at the…

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India Pt. 6 – Don’t be an Indian cell phone bureaucrat

India Pt. 6 – Don’t be an Indian cell phone bureaucrat

India, bless its heart, is a country that really does bureaucracy. Purchasing a train ticket can…

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India Pt. 5 – Greatest foodie travel hack ever

India Pt. 5 – Greatest foodie travel hack ever

Forgive me, since this has nothing to do with anything that's helpful to anyone professionally.…

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India Pt. 4 – Communicating with clients

India Pt. 4 – Communicating with clients

Kolata, as it turns out, really  knows rain and humidity. We swam out of the hotel…

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India Pt. 3 – Communicating with the team

India Pt. 3 – Communicating with the team

This week Jules and I are holing up in the storied and fascinating city of…

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India, Pt. 2 – How to pack your life

India, Pt. 2 – How to pack your life

They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the…

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India, Pt. 1 – In which I violate the greatest stigma for professionals

India, Pt. 1 – In which I violate the greatest stigma for professionals

Hard to know which was the last straw. But one of the straws was Christmas…

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Can a Single Fee Agreement Combine Flat Fees and Hourly Fees?

In flat fee cases, sometimes the attorney wins and sometimes she loses. But sometimes an…

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Lessons from a Legal Tech Startup: One Month as a “Lawyer in Residence” at Clio

This February, I headed up to Vancouver, B.C. to have a kid and spend some…

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Free and low cost technology for starting a law firm

These materials outline some basic ideas for how free and low-cost technology can help you…

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Ethical challenges of using flat fees

We argue that attorneys need to better safeguard clients when using flat fee billing. Even…

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Solo attorneys: Who’s got your back? (You need a backup)

This article was initially published as: Solo Attorneys: Who's Got Your Back? You Need Backup…

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Groupon for Lawyers: Does this marketing strategy make sense — or cents?

Is it ethical for attorneys to advertise on “daily deal” websites like Groupon and LivingSocial?  My…

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Is Google Voice the right (free) phone system for your practice?

A version of this article was published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association Law firms…

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