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Updated Articles and Resources

By William Pfeifer

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Boutique Law Firms Created: Thursday, July 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    Boutique law firms, where the attorneys all specialize in one niche area of practice, may be the future of the legal profession. While most midsize and large law firms have structured themselves to...
  • How to Raise or Improve Your Avvo Rating - Increasing your Avvo Score Created: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Are you satisfied with your Avvo rating, or would you like to see your Avvo score increase and improve? One of the biggest reasons some lawyers dislike Avvo is that it gave them a lower ranking, bu...
  • Lawyer Trust Account Mistakes - 3 Common Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) Mistakes Created: Friday, August 13, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Mismanaging a trust account can have terrible consequences on a lawyer's career, even sometimes to the point of disbarment. Yet law schools do an abysmal job of training law students on how to hand...
  • Lawyer Email Scams - How the Nigerian Scam is Used on Lawyers Created: Friday, August 20, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Email scams are a constant problem, and attorneys are not immune from the risk of being conned. Some of the biggest law firms in the country have been suckered into writing trust account checks or ...
  • Legal Outsourcing - What is Legal Outsourcing? Created: Friday, June 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    One of the growing trends in the legal profession is the outsourcing of legal services through legal process outsourcing (LPO) companies. Whether using the low-cost services of lawyers in India, hi...
  • Credit Card Processing for Lawyers Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    What options are available for attorneys who want to accept credit cards in their law practices? Some lawyers use companies whose programs are specifically designed for attorneys and are endorsed b...
  • Lawyer Time Management - 3 Essential Tips for Effective Lawyer Time Management Created: Sunday, August 08, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Time management for lawyers is one of the most difficult tasks in a busy law practice. Many attorneys are reluctant to consider developing a time management plan, as if it is somehow beneath them. ...
  • 5 Bad Clients to Avoid Representing Created: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    One of the best ways to maintain good relationships with clients is to avoid the bad clients in the first place. There are certain types of people that smart lawyers have learned to avoid represent...
  • 4 Steps to Becoming Recognized as the Expert in Your Legal Specialty Created: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Establishing yourself as the legal expert in your area of specialization is one of the best ways to market your law practice. Many attorneys overlook the importance of becoming established and reco...
  • Should You Put One Space or Two Spaces After the Period in Legal Documents? Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
    One space or two spaces after the period in legal documents - which is correct? Lawyers who like to get worked up over unimportant issues often grow contentious in their opinions over whether to pu...
  • Social Media Use by Jurors in the Courtroom Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    The rapid growth of social media and online networking has had a significant impact in the courtroom, particularly in regard to jurors. Some jurors have triggered mistrials and new trials as a resu...
  • How to Deduct Medical Bills as Business Expenses at Your Law Firm Created: Friday, January 20, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    How to deduct medical bills as business expenses at your law firm." itemprop="description"> Friday, November 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    New lawyers and law students are often looking for guidance on what to do once they are finally licensed to practice law. The following books are on my recommended reading list for young lawyers or...
  • What is Avvo and the Avvo Lawyer Ranking System Created: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    What is Avvo and the Avvo Lawyer Ranking System? Are you using Avvo to market your law practice? Do you know what your Avvo ranking is?" itemprop="description" Thursday, May 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Among attorneys using the iPad in their law practices, a number of applications (apps) have emerged as the top iPad apps for lawyers. While some use these apps as part of developing a paperless law...
  • Lawyer Website Mistakes - Top 10 Website Mistakes Made by Attorneys Created: Thursday, July 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    There are a number of mistakes commonly made by lawyers in designing their websites. In fact, the original draft of this list shot well past 20 mistakes before it became apparent that everything co...
  • 5 Reasons Lawyers Hate Avvo - Criticisms of Avvo by Attorneys Created: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Many lawyers hate Avvo, some even to the point of filing lawsuits against the company. Most of the reasons some lawyers hate Avvo are related to the lack of control over some of the information pub...
  • Readers Response to the Debate on One Space vs Two Spaces in Legal Documents Created: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Readers Response to the Debate on One Space vs Two Spaces in Legal Documents
  • Avvo Reviews - User Reviews of Avvo for Lawyers Created: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Have you used Avvo to market your law practice? What is your opinion about Avvo? Do you believe it is good for the legal profession, or does it create the risk of causing more harm than good? To te...
  • Write a Review: Avvo Reviews - User Reviews of Avvo for Lawyers> Created: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Have you used Avvo to market your law practice? What is your opinion about Avvo? Do you believe it is good for the legal profession, or does it create the risk of causing more harm than good? To te...
  • Write a Review: Who Did We Leave Out? Alternative Legal Research Methods> Created: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Who was left out in our list of legal research tools that readers could review? Tell us about the alternative legal research methods you recommend (or don't recommend) for lawyers. If you do not se...
  • Who Did We Leave Out? Alternative Legal Research Methods Created: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Who was left out in our list of legal research tools that readers could review? Tell us about the alternative legal research methods you recommend (or don't recommend) for lawyers. If you do not se...
  • Write a Review: Google Scholar Reviews: User Reviews of Google Scholar's Legal Research Software> Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Google Scholar offers a free legal research tool which has become very popular among lawyers. Will it bring about the downfall of subscription legal research services, or does Google Scholar have t...
  • Google Scholar Reviews: User Reviews of Google Scholar's Legal Research Software Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Google Scholar offers a free legal research tool which has become very popular among lawyers. Will it bring about the downfall of subscription legal research services, or does Google Scholar have t...
  • VersusLaw Review: User Reviews of VersusLaw Legal Research Software Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    VersusLaw is one of the lowest priced legal research tools on the market, and even greater discounts are available through membership in certain practice groups. But how does the VersusLaw service ...
  • Write a Review: VersusLaw Review: User Reviews of VersusLaw Legal Research Software> Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    VersusLaw is one of the lowest priced legal research tools on the market, and even greater discounts are available through membership in certain practice groups. But how does the VersusLaw service ...
  • TheLaw.net Review: User Reviews of TheLaw.net Legal Research Software Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    TheLaw.net is one of the most aggressively marketed legal research programs outside of the big two (Westlaw and Lexis), but does the product live up to the hype? Find out what other lawyers think a...
  • Write a Review: TheLaw.net Review: User Reviews of TheLaw.net Legal Research Software> Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    TheLaw.net is one of the most aggressively marketed legal research programs outside of the big two (Westlaw and Lexis), but does the product live up to the hype? Find out what other lawyers think a...
  • Write a Review: Clio Reviews: User Reviews of Clio Law Practice Management Software> Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Clio is another popular cloud computing system for managing a law practice. Have you tried Clio for managing your own cases? How well did it fit your needs? Did you raise any concerns, complaints, ...
  • Write a Review: Rocket Matter Reviews: User Reviews of Rocket Matter Law Practice Management Software> Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Rocket Matter is a popular cloud computing solution for managing a law practice. Have you tried Rocket Matter for managing your cases? How well did it fit your needs? Did you raise any concerns, co...
  • Write a Review: Loislaw Review: User Reviews of Loislaw Legal Research Software> Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    Offering a variety of subscription options, Loislaw is an alternative to the expensive subscription systems offered by systems such as Westlaw and LexisNexis. Is Loislaw a good value for the price ...
  • Write a Review: Lexis Review: User Reviews of LexisNexis Legal Research Software> Created: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    LexisNexis is one of the largest legal research companies with a vast array of research data services, but are they a good value for the price they charge? Find out what other lawyers think about L...

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