May 2012 | What's Happening in the Cloud?
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FEATURES

New (and Often Overlooked) Features and Functions of Google Apps

By Mark Rosch and Carole Levitt

A quick take on some of the latest features added to this online productivity suite.

Office 365 for Lawyers

By Ben M. Schorr

This is Microsoft's foray into the cloud computing market for all shapes of companies and a product worth looking into for small to mid-sized law firms in particular.

Document Management: Finding it in the Cloud

By Steven J. Best

How to manage content at your firm in order to save and retrieve information quickly. You need a systematic solution that everyone can use.

A Story About an Attorney, Legal Software, and The Cloud

By Larry Port

This article explores efficiencies gained from adopting practice management software, including cloud software.

Layering Security in the Cloud: Client-Side Encryption

By Jared Correia

Most cloud security concerns are overblown, however there are legitimate issues related to sharing your electronic files with third party online vendors. Read on for a look at some helpful encryption tools.

MARKETING

How to Make Your Services Irresistible to Clients

By Ruth Fenton

A no-nonsense look at what your clients really desire with five steps to earn new business.

MANAGEMENT

There's More to Law than Lawyering

By Deanne Koll

Oftentimes, private practice lawyers much prefer the actual lawyering to the essential administrative and business aspects of running a law office.

Avoid These 5 Common Succession Mistakes

By Chuck Roberts

The sooner you incorporate succession planning into your overall strategic plan, the more alternatives will be feasible, providing greater benefits for your firm.

TECHNOLOGY

Web Site 101: Build and Rebuild

Reprinted from its original use as a session at ABA TECHSHOW 2011 in April 2011.

By Steve Matthews and Courtney Ward-Reichard

This article will prepare you with practical ways to build a great law firm web site, whether it is starting from scratch or overhauling your existing web presence.

Technology and the Law Firm Life Cycle

By Ed Poll

It is critical that law firm leaders consider how their technology concerns change along different milestones along the given firm's life cycle.

CAREER PATHS

Julie Broyles

Interviewed by Dennis Kennedy

Julie Ann Broyles is Senior Counsel at Ascension Health in St. Louis. In this article, she shares some of her insights and lessons learned, giving new lawyers some wise advice about how to be ready for change in their careers.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

Margaret H. Kavalaris

Interviewed by Rachelle J. Canter

Maggie advises emerging growth companies at all stages of development with an emphasis on corporate finance, IP and governance.

American Bar Insurance

ActionStep Hosting U.S. Limited


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LPM LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

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By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

ISSUE EDITOR

Rodney Dowell, LCL, Inc.,

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

BOARD OF EDITORS

Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, LCL, Inc.,

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals

George E. Leloudis, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Thomas W. Shumate IV, Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert, PLLC

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC

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