Ben Zimmer is a self-described
all-around word nut. He is the former On Language columnist for
The New York Times Magazine, the executive producer of VisualThesaurus.com (an entirely useful
tool when you're looking to add color to your prose) and...
Last week on
VirtualMarketingOfficer.com I wrote about How
To Promote Your Law Blog and it turned out to be a pretty popular
post, so I figured there are enough readers who are looking for ideas in this
regard-thanks to all who re-tweeted the post;...
There is still a lot of
hand-wringing about social media by law firm partners. A surprising
number of firms still don't have approved policies - they are in permanent
"draft" mode, perhaps because they don't really want to commit...
The internet is full of testimonials
and case studies from lawyers who have had marketing success with social media
(online tools for sharing and discussing information) and social networking
(groups of people with common interests mixing together...
Of all the topics discussed in my
new book on legal business development , the role of social networking
in legal marketing is the most controversial. Some experts believe that
social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogging and...
Later this week I'm running a
session for a group of leading technology
lawyers which will explore the future of the profession.
Why I think this will be
particularly interesting topic for this group is that I believe technology will
I have facilitated Martindale
Counsel to Counsel forums all over the world since 2000. These discussions
are "best practice" exchanges by corporate counsel and law firm
lawyers about a particular topic. Consistently, they are the best
Everyone who knows Adam Stock , the
Director of Marketing and Business Development at California law firm Allen Matkins , understands that he is an
early adopter of most things technology. He's a capable developer,
program and website designer...
IN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE?
Me. Well, I recently moved and do
not have an extra outlet at my bedside so I've been recharging my iPhone at
night beside my desk-in another room. The difference is noticeable. Before I
used to wake up in the...
Only 5% of all adults used Social Media in 2005 when Pew Research first asked, and as of August 2011 Pew now reports more than 65% of all adults use Social Media . To be more precise about what going on with online adults here's the daily breakdown...
August 6, 2011 was the twentieth
birthday of the first website being launched. For the hundreds of
millions of hourly web users across the world, the day came and went without so
much as a piece of cake or a candle. As Mark Giangrande noted in
Integration is a term loosely used by legal technology
companies. So you might ask, what is integration and why does it matter? Let's
start with defining what integration means. According to http://dictionary.refrence.com integration
is the act...
The jury is (almost) in. We do not,
thankfully, anticipate a Casey-Anthony-super-sized-post-verdict outrage when
the American Bar Association codifies its Commission on
Ethics 20/20 proposed amendments to the Model Rules in 2012. According to the
Technology has revolutionized our
practice. Faxes used to be the greatest thing ever, and we have moved way
past faxes in the last 10 years. Technology will continue to evolve. My
1. Phones as we
know them are...
Raise your hand: How many of you are
stuck in the PUSHING TOO MUCH INFORMATION trap of social media? Right, just as
I expected...too many.
Pushing information on social media
is like using a garden rake to comb your hair. It's the wrong tool...
There was something deliciously
ironic about me trying some new time recording software this week. It's many
years after I left life as a private practice lawyer but I can still remember
that huge sense of freedom at escaping the tyranny of the...
With cloud computing being all the
rage, be very cautious about thinking that you can undertake your business
development activities from behind your desk utilizing only your computer. It
is true that the "clouds" may actually increase efficiency...
The other day, I added a "new"
Friend to my Facebook network, someone I see maybe once a year at a
professional gathering. I thought: This is great. Can it get any easier to stay
in touch and up to speed on what's going on in her life...
These days, your knowledge is not
enough to stand out from the crowd. But before I explain why that's the case,
and what you can do about it, let me quickly explain how this post came to be...
Charlotte, the senior partner in the
David Fraser (@privacylawyer) is not just
a lawyer online; he's a Canadian privacy lawyer-online.
Participating on a panel with David last Friday, it was immediately obvious
that he "gets social media" when he flat out told a Canadian...
The AmLaw Daily reports that Proskauer Rose announced on
Wednesday that the firm plans to supply the bulk of its 700-plus lawyers with
I'm a straying out of my comfort
zone in this post today-I am not a hardwired techie-but I...
So I demoed LexisNexis Firm Manager the other day. It's a web-based app like Clio and Rocketmatter , built on the Microsoft Silverlight platform. And I have to say ... I was impressed. Here's what you can expect from Firm Manager:
LexisNexis today announced the public beta release of LexisNexis ® Firm Manager TM , an innovative new online legal practice management application for solo practitioners and small law practices. Developed in collaboration with more than 150 attorneys...
We work with large firms running TM on SQL servers doing replication to ensure consistency across the U.S. but we also work with solo's and small firms running TM on desktops. Keep in mind that Time Matters does need SQL server which will utilize...
In our fast-paced world, it seems like such availability is expected. Certainly, a partner at a BigLaw firm apparently thinks associates should, sorta. You can read about it on ABA Journal's Law News Now and Above the Law . In a nutshell, a partner...