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Last week, the American Bar Foundation released a Survey of Legal Tech for Non-Lawyers, authored by MacArthur Fellow, Professor Rebecca Sandefur. Sandefur’s exhaustive study identified 322 technology tools for non-lawyers that offer assistance with a range of criminal and civil problems. As shown on the chart, most of the tools serve one of three functions:…
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As I wrote a few year’s back, there’s been a surge in co-working spaces for lawyers – a trend that my colleague Nicole Black predicts will continue. But lawyers need not limit themselves to lawyer-specific co-working spaces – which are not yet available in all cities.  And in fact, as one large law firm found, establishing…
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In recent months, many lawyers and firms have started to embrace artificial intelligence, recognizing that it won’t displace all lawyers but instead, free them up to do higher value bespoke work that requires creativity and judgment.  But believe it or not, AI and other technologies can actually help create jobs for lawyers by helping to…
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Today, we’re honored to host a guest post from Dina Eisenberg, a lawyer turned Outsourcing Strategist and founder of  OutsourceEasier.com .  Dina’s varied background includes legal practice, consulting to Fortune 500 ranked companies as well as being a guest lecturer at Harvard University Law School.  Today, Dina helps lawyers who are doing well but overworked and feeling…
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For those who regularly follow my blog, you may have noticed that it’s been a long, long time since I’ve written critically about legal technology trends.  Several reasons for that. For starters, whether it’s because I’m a woman or write about the solo and small firm space or actually practice law or don’t tow the…
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Recent news articles and blog posts are — somewhat ironically — now cluttered with articles about the so-called queen of decluttering, Marie Kondo — star of the Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Now, you can add this post to the pile.  Because today’s tip for Make Money Mondays is to declutter your law…
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If 2019 is the year you decided to start or plan your law firm, MyShingle has some additional resources to support you.  We’ve updated our Facebook page here where you’ll find daily articles and videos on starting a practice. We’ve also uploaded our daily video series to YouTube, where you’ll find videos on a bunch…
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In the online world, joint venture marketing is commonplace.  From affiliate marketing (not my personal cup of tea) to partnering to produce webinars and other online programs, entrepreneurs leverage collaboration for mutual financial success. The same, however, isn’t true for most lawyers who are so focused on what can go wrong with joint ventures —…
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One of the most frequently-asked questions by lawyers starting their own firm is “how much should I charge?”  And believe it or not, the answer isn’t that old lawyerly stand-by of “it depends.” Instead, the correct response to the question of how much to charge is “whatever you want.” Let me explain. Price is all…
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Welcome to 2019, the year of equilibrium, reports  Forbes . Whereas in 2018, consumers were eager to escape reality and sought out brands that “offered people moments of respite from the daily grind,” now, according to a recent consumer trends report , “people are seeking equilibrium in all aspects of their lives – between humans and…
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