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Now that we’ve bid adieu to 2020, it’s time to start planning for the new year. The good news is that after a challenging year, things can only get better. That’s why there’s no better time than now to build a strong foundation for success in 2021. There will be many different keys to prosperity in the coming year, one of which is a strong marketing plan for your firm. Without a successful marketing plan, your firm’s ability to reach potential clients and referral sources will be greatly limited, which could very well impact your firm’s bottom line. But by…
If you’re anything like most lawyers, you’ve undoubtedly been working remotely a lot more over the past year than ever before. By all indications, that trend will only continue in 2021 as we face additional pandemic turbulence. That’s why it’s so important to have a full understanding of the ethical implications when lawyers and other law firm employees work remotely. The good news is that in recent months a number of different jurisdictions have handed down ethics opinions that address remote working issues. These opinions fall into two different categories. First, there are the ethical issues related to using remote…
We’ve finally left 2020 behind us and are looking forward to a new year – and hopefully a much less tumultuous one! Of course, times continue to be uncertain and until everyone is fully vaccinated it makes sense to build resiliency into your law firm in order to ensure that your law firm is able to thrive no matter what curveballs we encounter in the coming year. The good news is that there are a few simple and actionable steps that you can take to prepare your firm for whatever the future brings and make it possible to operate and…
The unforgettable year that was 2020 is nearly over. There are only a few days left, and then thankfully, it will soon be behind us. We can then look forward to a brand new year – one that’s full of lots of potential for success and prosperity. As you prepare your firm for the new year, you’ll need to take into account the continuing effects of the pandemic and ensure that you build resiliency into your law firm’s business plan. That way your firm will be able to survive and thrive in the new year, whatever it may bring. And…
2021 is well underway. Have you taken the necessary steps to keep your firm not only in business, but on course to meet your financial goals this year? Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Chtd. routinely assesses their performance KPIs, infrastructure, and marketing to prepare for a profitable new year. In our upcoming interactive presentation, Managing Partner Jason Kohlmeyer will reveal and answer live audience questions around his 2021 strategy as well as the annual planning practices that have turned his firm into a leading, highly sought-after criminal defense and family law office in Southern Minnesota. Join us Friday, January 15th when MyCase…
It’s hard to believe that 2020 is nearly over. And what a year it’s been! If you’re like me, most likely you’re not too upset about leaving it behind. It’s time for a new – and what can only be better – year. The good news is that before you know it, 2021 will be here, the vaccine will soon be available to everyone, and things will likely return to a semblance of normal in the near future. That means that it’s time to start thinking about 2021 and all of the  potential it has for your law firm. But,…
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. If you’re at all like me, you’re undoubtedly ready for it to end and are hoping that 2021 will prove to be a far less turbulent year. But before we reach the end of 2020, we’ve got the holidays to look forward to – and presents to buy. So if you’re a lawyer or have a lawyer on your gift list, you may be looking for gift ideas. As a challenging 2020 draws to a close, people are looking for gifts that help them get through the coming months. It’s…
It’s hard to believe that it’s December already, isn’t it? 2021 is drawing to a close and what a year it was! The good news is that 2021 is nearly over and the holidays are quickly approaching. While they maybe different from year’s past due to the effects of the pandemic, they’re nevertheless something to plan for and look forward to. As you get ready for the holidays, a holiday gift wish list may be in order. If you’re a lawyer or are looking for some ideas for a lawyer, look no further. Since remote working is something we’ll all be…
I write a regular legal technology column for the ABA Journal where I focus on a different type of legal software each month. 2020 was my third year covering legal software for the ABA Journal, and for my November column, I rounded up all of the legal software tools I wrote about in 2020. As I explained in the article, at the start of 2020, my plan was to re-visit the types of software I’d written about when I first started this column, since the legal technology space had changed so much during that timeframe. However, once the pandemic struck in…
If nothing else, 2020 was the harbinger of the unexpected. It seemed as if every week, and sometimes even every day, something new and surprising happened. In both personal and professional arenas, it was a year of uncertainty and unpredictability, in large part due to the pandemic. COVID-19 changed everything, and touched all aspects of our lives. Social distancing requirements and stay-at-home orders impacted our social and business interactions, dramatically affecting how and where we got work done. Also notable, was that it helped us to appreciate the many benefits of technology more than we ever have before. This was especially…
Every year the International Legal Technology Association conducts a technology survey of firms of all sizes, and the results always provide lots of interesting data on how lawyers are using technology. This year’s Survey was of particular interest due to its timing. Because it was conducted during the first few months of the pandemic, it offers useful insight into COVID-related technology trends, including the ways that law firms are using remote working tools and cloud-based legal software to continue operating despite office closures. Certainly things have changed since the early months of the pandemic, but the results of this survey…
If you’re interested in learning about how lawyers are using technology, then the ABA’s annual Legal Technology Survey Report is exactly what you’re looking for. In this Report you’ll find timely statistics regarding the technologies that lawyers are using and how they are being implemented in law firms. Topics covered in the Report include cybersecurity, basic office software, legal-specific software, cloud computing and mobile usage trends, and marketing tools used by law firms. The 2020 Report was released a few weeks ago and its results reflect responses obtained from members of the legal profession during the timeframe of March through…
In response to the emerging challenges sweeping the legal industry this year, MyCase released a number of features that helped attorneys and supporting staff work full-time from anywhere, engage clients virtually, and continue to get paid promptly with zero disruption to business. In our upcoming virtual workshop, watch Texas attorney and MyCase customer Benson Varghese showcase the new, game-changing features that will help law firms stay competitive and resilient in 2021. Attend our 5 Game-Changing Features MyCase Released in 2020 live virtual workshop and discover how MyCase is already helping legal professionals: Perform virtual client intake and eSignature seamlessly Facilitate…
Every year the American Bar Association releases The Legal Technology Survey Report. The Report offers timely statistics regarding the technologies that lawyers are using and how they are being implemented in law firms. Topics covered in the Report include cybersecurity, basic office software, legal-specific software, cloud computing and mobile usage trends, and marketing tools used by law firms. The 2020 Report was released a few weeks ago and its results reflect responses obtained from members of the legal profession during the timeframe of March through May 2020. The Report includes data collected form firms of all sizes, with solo and…
  2020 was perhaps one of the most disruptive years for law firms in recent history. Unforeseen events limited the access to physical offices, closed state and federal courts for an indeterminate period, and accelerated the adoption of virtual processes in lieu of in-person interaction. And while many firms struggled to stay afloat, others adapted with ease in ways that all practices can replicate. In our live interactive Q&A session, industry experts Carolyn Elefant, Jared Correia, and Benson Varghese reflected on and provided answers around overdue foundational shifts in the legal industry and ways in which attorneys are adapting their…