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Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms.

Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings.

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Excerpt From "Glass Half Full" Plus How to Sell Your Law Firm

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Last week, Oxford University Press published Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession by lawyer and law professor Benjamin Barton. Of particular interest, the book analyzes the decline in solo and small firm earnings over the past 30 years. It also explores how courts and legislatures have made litigation less lucrative, and the impact of consumer services such as Legal Zoom. This issue of SmallLaw contains the entire Introduction from the book. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for your escape hatch — how to appraise and sell your law firm.

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Lawyers Go Zen Plus 43 More Must-Reads

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession

Your Law Firm's Revenue Capacity

Three Magic Words for Corporate Clients

Using Email in Your Marketing

Congratulations to Jacob Gershman of The Wall Street Journal on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Lawyers Go Zen: Wise or Wimpy?

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

The Best Content Management System for Your Law Firm Website Plus Local Google Search Optimization

Friday, June 19, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: All modern websites use a content management system or CMS. This cloud software makes it easy to add new articles to your website and make changes to existing web pages. Many CMS products and add-on services exist. Even if you decide to use WordPress, the dominant CMS, you'll need to sort through thousands of themes and "built-on" services. In this issue of SmallLaw, online legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis discusses the best products for most solos and small law firms — and common red flags to avoid. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to optimize your local search listing on Google.

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Coffee in the Law Office Plus 51 More Must-Reads

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

How to Handle the Death of One of Your People

Four Rookie Mistakes for Young Solos

How to Test Your SEO "Expert"

Here's How to Become a Better Networker

Congratulations to Tison H. Rhine of Wisconsin Lawyer on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Coffee in the Law Office

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Page Formatting in Word and WordPerfect Plus the Five Minute Law Firm Website

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Word processing guru Deborah Savadra noticed that most legal professionals open up a word processor and just start typing. The default settings for margins, page orientation, etc. work fine most of the time. But what if you want one page in landscape orientation or need a three-inch header for a court stamp or have to change page numbering schemes in the middle of a brief? In this issue of SmallLaw, Deborah continues her "best of Both Words" series by tackling challenging page formatting tasks in both Word and WordPerfect. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to create a law firm website in five minutes.

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

TechnoLawyer's SmallLaw newsletter provides essential and realistic advice for solo and small firm lawyers thanks to its columnists who work in the trenches everyday. SmallLaw is my go to source for practice and technology information.
- Phil Rhodes, Esq., Law Office of Philip Rhodes
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