Social Media Trends Lawyers Need to Know in 2016 Pt. 1

social media trendsPart 1: Marketing Your Law Firm with Social Media (You’re Here!)
Part 2: Social Media in Litigation (Coming Soon)
Part 3: Advising Your Clients About Social Media (Coming Soon)

As the new year approaches, it’s a useful time to look at what we can all look forward to in the new year. I mean, it’s pretty arbitrary in general… except when you’re talking about accounting or CLE requirements. But we do it anyway, because it’s interesting.

In reality, the world of social media moves so quickly now that I should probably update you on trends every two or three weeks. But ain’t nobody got time for that! So here is part 1 of my Social Media Trends Lawyers Need to Know in 2016. Up first, social media trends that will impact your law firm’s marketing: Continue reading

12 Awesomely Funny Gifts for Lawyers (with Issues!) Vol. 3

funny gifts for lawyers12 Awesomely Funny Gifts for Lawyers (with Issues!) – Vol. 1
12 Awesomely Funny Gifts for Lawyers (with Issues!) – Vol. 2
12 Awesomely Funny Gifts for Lawyers (with Issues!) – Vol. 3 (You’re here)

Once again, we find ourselves approaching that most joyous of holidays – Full Contact Shopping Friday! We should all stop at least once, allowing our aggressive consumerism to rest for a moment, and realize that we’re supposed to be buying things for other people.

With that in mind, you’ve likely made your way to this post because one of the people you’re buying for is a lawyer. Or you need a good laugh. Either way, I present to you my third annual “12 Awesomely Funny Gifts for Lawyers (with Issues!)”: Continue reading

10 Innovative Project Management Tools for Lawyers

project management toolsEarlier this week, I gave you several reasons why your law firm needs to implement a project management system. Presumably, you understood and agree that existing market pressures and client demands mean law firms need to streamline processes to be more efficient.

Along the way, you’ll also get superior work product with fewer mistakes as a little side benefit.

I also listed four key elements that a good project management tool needed to have to be effective in a law firm. The right project management tool has:

1) Adjustable Workflows
2) Secure Communication
3) Real-Time Collaboration, and
4) Detailed Analytics.

However, there are literally hundreds of project management tools available. So here are my recommendations – 10 Innovative Project Management Tools for Lawyers.

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