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Law firm podcasts part 1

Podcasts are an under appreciated way to get the message out about your practice and to connect to both current and potential clients. This column and the next will give a background and path forward for lawyers to use this very powerful communications platform.
A podcast is “Internet radio on-demand.” The term, whic ... (full story)


Analyzing legal technology for value

The technology of the law office should be exactly what that office needs at exactly the right price and with exactly the right functionality. Just like the rest of life. But, like the rest of life, nothing is as simple as we would like it to be.
Acquiring and using legal tech requires methods of evaluation—of assigning va ... (full story)


Law firm escapes liability for phishing scam victimization

In a very narrow ruling, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) ruled in favor of a law firm that was involved in a phishing scam that cost a client over a quarter-million dollars. (Otto and Otto v. Catrow Law PLLC, No. 19-0361, September 2020 Term).
This is a cautionary tale that turned out ... (full story)


Five 2020 legal tech trends caught in the wild

The year 2020 is gone. Those who survived are writing their memoirs/ recollections from the most confusing year of the last 100 years. Here are five legal tech trends he parsed from the preceding 12 months, per Jean O’Grady at Above the Law.
One. Pandemic adjustments. This is the biggest legal tech story of them all, with ... (full story)


Search engine tools for lawyers

Content is king on websites, blogs or wherever Google search can penetrate. The more original your post, the more Google search likes you.
And if you’re creating content that you want potential clients to see, you need to have Google search like it.
Nevertheless, search engine optimization (SEO) is still the key to ge ... (full story)