March 1999  Volume 25, Number 2
ABA Law Pracice Management Magazine, March 1999 Issue

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More Than a Handshake: Lateral Hires Who Stay
Law firms face a devastatingly high attrition rate among lateral hires. How can you do better at integrating these valuable newcomers into your practice—and make sure you recoup your investment?
Merrilyn Astin Tarlton and Patrick J. McKenna

Choosing a Web Development Platform
Confused by Web technology choices? Here's a primer.
Kingsley Martin

Ground Zero: Will You Survive the Internet Explosion? One Firm's Story
Alston & Bird has transformed its practice with a database-driven Web authoring application focused on collaboration.
John Hokkanen

Real Time: Revolutionary Court Technology
Real-Time transcript software is revolutionizing the way trial teams work together - and making a difference in close cases.
Glenn E. Blazek

The Lawyer: Brain Power vs. Computer Power
Computers are wonderful tools, but smart clients choose the thinking lawyer over the thinking computer every time.
Richard C. Reed

Editor's Page - John C. Tredennick Jr. is Database Driven

Technology in Practice Department

Product Watch


Chair's Message

Resources & Reviews - Are You Wandering in the Technology Wilderness?

Best Practices Profile

The Skillful Lawyer - Spam, Burying Tombstones and Finding Decent Digs



Technology Update: Wishful Thinking About the Internet and Wannahave Portable Computers
Widespread use of the Internet is affecting business markets in remarkable ways--lawyers need to realize that this will affect the legal profession as well, and develop strategies for working in this net-connected world. We also present the Tech Update Guide to Portable Computers That We Wish We Could Buy, and in Parting Shots we have way too much fun at the expense of a well-known zillionaire software mogul-- plus a little snippet from our Y2K Watch, and gloomy prospects from AOL's acquisition of Netscape.
G. Burgess Allison Better Living Through the Internet
The Internet brings us closer to the true promise of technology: that it would save time, and we'd have more time for the things we enjoy doing.
Erik J. Heels

Product Watch
The latest legal technology news in the inbox.
Storm Evans

Marketing: Marketing: Picking the Right Tool for the Job
Successful law firm marketing is not haphazard. You have much to learn about your target clients - especially who the decision makers are and how they make their decisions.
Sally J. Schmidt

Contact Management Software Puts a Networking "GoldMine" at Your Fingertips
Personal information managers are useful in law practice. Contact management programs are better, in terms of marketing. How can they help? Let us count the ways.
Dennis M. Kennedy

Only Human: Generation X: The Missing Ingredient for Law Practice Alchemy?
Generation Xers driving you crazy? Pull back from the edge of the generational abyss and contemplate the ways these individuals might turbocharge your practice.
Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

Keep Your Web Site Current
It's neither difficult nor expensive. Designate one staff member to learn HTML.
Barbara J. Morgan