If you follow the legal job market carefully, you already know that the market is extremely strong for unpaid law clerk work. In fact, unpaid work seems to be sprouting up everywhere, with clear opportunities available for law students willing to move boxes and do laundry. We recently came across the following advertisement on Craigslist, which appears typical for the unpaid law clerk job: [Read more...]
Lawyer whisperers, also known as attorney tamers, work with lawyers to understand the instincts and herd mentalities that make the practice of law sane and effective. Clients have often used attorney tamers to help them understand and communicate effectively with their own attorneys. More recently, lawyers are hiring their own lawyer whisperers because they don’t know what else to do to advance their careers, particularly after their social media strategies have tanked. If you are a struggling lawyer, a recent law school graduate, a burned out paralegal, or even a successful horse whisperer, consider a career as a lawyer whisperer. Here are some things to understand. [Read more...]
Attorneys have a lot of tools under their belt, not all of them used effectively. One tool that typically sits in the back closet is the office chain saw. Whether it’s a Stihl, Husqvarna, or Craftsman, the chain saw — when used properly — can enhance your practice, attract new clients, and lead to overall office harmony. Here’s how. [Read more...]
Not every lawyer lives near a Starbucks. Worse, cofficing options for some lawyers are so limited that the only real option is a QuikTrip with spotty WiFi, bulk beef jerky, and International Delight creamers. If you find yourself in such a limited practice setting, accept that you may need to office initially from home from your mom’s basement.
If you find yourself sharing an office with kitty litter and a dehumidifier, here are a few tips to help get your practice off the ground, or at least above the ground.
Weather experts this morning predicted that cloud computing will take over the legal profession by 2012. Accordingly, we figured it was about time we looked into this concept. Our ten minutes of Google research revealed a heck of a lot more than we wanted to know. (Apparently even the New York State Bar Association has an opinion on cloud computing.) [Read more...]
The current rage among legal professionals is document management. Law office consultants stress the importance of maintaining an effective document workflow, from drafting to editing to filing. Paperweights, though, are often overlooked when thinking about document management. That’s unfortunate.