October 23, 2012

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New products for your law office.
Edited by Storm Evans

Get What You Need, No Waiting Required: Service That Bring the News to You.
Tools to uncover hidden gems of information in rapid-fire time.
By Rick Klau

NEW! Who Is...
Ernest Svenson Q&A
Our new series profiling lawyer-technologists kicks off with Ernie Svenson.
By Mark Tamminga

Hot Buttons
Three Strikes and You're Out: Judges Talk About Technology in the Courtroom
From tech malfunctions to security points to Daubert—be prepared.
By Sharon Nelson and John Simek

Tips & Tricks
Don't Be Passé With Passwords: Best Practices for Staying Safe
How to make a password strong and other warning shots.
By Dan Pinnington


It's Sink-or-Swim Time: Leakage Reports
How can you gather the information to recoup maximum return from the efforts of each of your fee-billers? Watch the leaks.
By David Bilinsky and Laura Calloway

Welcoming Your New Associate to the Firm
Steps you can take to ensure goodwill and commitment from the very first day.
By Marcia Pennington Shannon

The Art of Selling: Converting Contacts into Clients
Understanding the differences between "suspects," "prospects" and "active leads."
by Susan Saltonstall Duncan


Winning is under the microscope in Rosabeth Moss Kanter's Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End.
Edited by Milton W. Zwicker



It's Not Your Father's Web Site: Lawyers in the Blogosphere
It might seem hard to differentiate Weblogs from their well-known but more static cousin, the traditional Web site. Nonetheless, blogs are different—and in ways that hold powerhouse promise for legal professionals, from marketing your expertise to supporting client relationships. Plus: "A Cyber-Coffee Shop for Lawyer-Bloggers" and "A Full-On Research Tool to Illuminate a Practice Area."
By Sarah Kellogg

Ethics and Lawyer Blogs
So far, there's not much direction on the legal ethics of blogging. But advisory opinions surrounding e-mail and Web sites provide groundwork for what to anticipate.
By William E. Hornsby, Jr.

How to Start Your Own Weblog And Make the Most of It
If you've been intrigued by the possibility of starting a blog, what's the holdup? Here are the basics demystified—from setting up to building traffic to managing blog swarms. Plus: "Finding and Monitoring Law-Related Blogs" and "Publicity in Real Space."
By David W. Opderbeck

Between Lawyers Roundtable: The Future of Legal Blogging
Five pioneers give the scoop on the current state-of-the-art and what to expect down the road. An exclusive discussion among lawyer-bloggers Denise Howell, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell, Martin Schwimmer and Ernest Svenson.

NEW! The Blogger Diaries
Stepping onto the Cutting Edge
It took about 10 minutes for lawyer Andrew W. Ewalt to set up a Weblog. Sounds easy—but what happens after that? The first installment in a series that will track his blogging adventures for a year.
By Larry Bodine

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Chair's Message: Mark Robertson talks technology and sends thanks to all.

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Five Things
How to Make Your Weblog Work
By Rick Klau

Trends Report
What's Up Doc? Hot Spots to Watch
The rise of litigation boutique, plus media and health-care practice booms.
By Robert W. Denney

Media: How Did They Do That?
What an underdog litigant did to undermine a major merger.
By Richard S. Levick

Big Idea
Taking a broader view of art in the law office.
By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

Ask Bill
How solos can beat the fear of isolation—or how not to be lonely.
By Bill Gibson