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Law Firm Websites - Where Does Yours Stand?

Law Firm Websites – Where Does Yours Stand?

I’ve made the point many times in personal and group presentations that the advent of websites shares qualities with a communications breakthrough that took place about a hundred years prior – the telephone. As with any technology, there are the early adopters, and there are those who want to wait a while to see how […]

How to Select Practice Management Software for Your Personal Injury Law Firm

How to Select Practice Management Software for Your Personal Injury Law Firm

The complexity of both practicing law and running a law firm requires an automated approach to time, billing, accounting and calendaring. Without an automated system for each of these operations you risk making serious errors, losing valuable billable time, lagging in your billing and collections and operating without knowing your productivity rates. Purchasing practice management […]

How to Choose the Right Law Firm Management Software

How to Choose the Right Law Firm Management Software

Just as subtle details can change the outcome of legal actions, small oversights can make one practice management software application a star and another one a dud. There are three phases of law firm management software adoption – vendor selection, installation and training, and compliance. If you take the time to do this right, your […]

eDiscovery Charting - Better Future for Law Firms

eDiscovery Charting – Better Future for Law Firms

Change and adaptability to change are the secret to sustenance and survival. Competition is moving at a fast pace, and it is a difficult task to balance costs, expenditures and reserves. With the rising cost of litigation cases, organizations and law are trying their best to squeeze costs and still obtain optimum results. The best […]

Data Protection for Your Law Firm

Data Protection for Your Law Firm

Writing legal briefs, appearing in court, scheduling client meetings; it goes without saying that the priority of legal practices is, well, taking care of the client. Anything that detracts from the core function of overseeing legal details goes against the purpose of a firm. Unfortunately, many things related to the operations of a firm have […]

Benefits to Attorneys and Law Firms in Technology and Computer Training

Benefits to Attorneys and Law Firms in Technology and Computer Training

Large law firms have long recognized the benefits of continuing education and training for staff attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries in how to utilize Microsoft Word and Office products to their maximum capabilities. The reason for this is primarily because attorneys use Microsoft Word in ways not dreamed of by ordinary users. For an attorney, […]

A Well Thought-Out Database Can Assist in Your Law Practice

A Well Thought-Out Database Can Assist in Your Law Practice

In the late fall of 2009, the University of Florida’s Legal Technology Institute (“LTI”) published its Case, Matter and Practice Management Software Study (the “CMS Study”). The study was developed to form a better understanding of how case, matter and practice management software can improve legal services, to understand how such technologies are used and […]

5 Tech Functions Every Law Firm Needs

5 Tech Functions Every Law Firm Needs

1. High data availability & control At the end of the day, a lawyer’s work revolves around the access, creation and storage of documents. Once these documents were produced and stored by hand leading to enormous filing cabinets overflowing with paper. Now, most documents are stored electronically (though there still seems to be reams of […]

What is Education-Based Marketing?

What is Education-Based Marketing?

You have two choices when you select a marketing message. You can choose selling-based marketing, in which you take on the role of a salesperson and deliver a sales message. Or you can choose Education-Based Marketing, in which you take on the role of a consultant and educate prospective clients about their problems and the […]

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

Welcome to the Premiere Issue of Attorney Journal, San Diego Edition! Attorney Journal is a monthly controlled circulation, 4-color, glossy print and digital business-to-business trade magazine produced specifically for and delivered to private practice attorneys in San Diego County at no charge. In each issue, you’ll find features on noteworthy and respected private practice attorneys […]

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