SmallLaw
Small law firm, big dreams. Except perhaps for the one about the private jet, you can make them all come true with a lot of hard work, a little luck, and some help from the savvy SmallLaw team.
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.

Maybe that private jet isn't out of the question after all.

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The Five Big Mistakes Lawyers Make Plus 51 More Must-Reads

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 52 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The 5 Big Mistakes Most Lawyers Make

Don't Take It Personally: Creating Boundaries in a Boutique Firm

Does a Law Firm Need to Tell Their Client if They Are Using a Contract Lawyer or Freelance Lawyer?

Law Firm Ambassadors: The Value of Employee Advocacy

Four Google SEO Best Practices to Help Your Small Business Get Noticed

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. Subscribe now for free.

The Inside Story of How a Paperless Law Firm Digitized 23 Years of Closed Files

Friday, October 13, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Immigration law firm Siskind Susser decided to go paperless all the way back to its founding in 1994. Easier said than done as closed files comprised 823 boxes of paper. In this issue of SmallLaw, the firm's innovation director Josh Waddell who spearheaded the project takes you inside each decision, including whether to outsource, the biggest snag, integrity and proofreading procedures, what to do with the paper after digitization, rules for new cases, and more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for advice on interviewing job candidates.

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.

Lawyer-Turned-App-Developer Plus 42 More Must-Reads

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 43 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to John Voorhees of MacStories on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: My App Story

Are You Busy and Broke?

C'mon in. The Water Is Fine. Starting a Law Practice

How We Used the Pillar-Cluster Model to Transform Our Blog

Seven Golden Rules for Hosting Webinars That Engage and Convert

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. Subscribe now for free.

Review of ABBYY FineReader 14

Friday, October 06, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Every small law firm needs PDF software. And OCR software. And a way to compare documents. ABBYY FineReader 14 combines all three functions into one product. New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn evaluates these features and others in this issue of SmallLaw. Ed also discusses the setup, user experience, and which of the three versions of FineReader is best suited to small firms. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn why former federal prosecutors are starting small firms instead of working in big law.

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.

Review of Dragon Anywhere for the Mobile Lawyer

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: On a Mac or PC, it's debatable whether dictation is faster than typing, but on your iPhone dictation wins hands down. However, the free dictation tools in iOS and Android are not professional grade. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer, podcaster, and MacSparky publisher David Sparks reviews Dragon Anywhere. David discusses how well the various features work, and shares three ways he uses Dragon Anywhere in his business law practice. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the best Microsoft Word alternatives.

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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