It is Friday afternoon and this has been a good week! As you know, we launched On Demand Law Office this week and we are super stoked about the response we’ve received so far. We are humbled by the prospect of helping lawyers and paralegals create systems and processes that will make the practice of law more enjoyable. With that said, a lot of content has been created and published on law blogs this week around the internet. This is a good thing! Content gives your the tools to become better. So, we will start posting a new law blog post every Friday rounding up the top five most useful and popular post each week.
With no further adieu, here you go:
- The Decline and Renewal of the “General Practice, Solo and Small Firm” Lawyer by Jordan Furlong at Lawyerist posted an interesting blog post parsing the transition of solo and small law firms from general practice to niche practices.
- Should Legal Rezoomers Use Social Media? by Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton at SoloPracticeUniversity posted a blog about using social media to “rezoom” your legal career. Here, Debra doesn’t parse out why you would want to “rezoom” your practice, those reasons may be legion, but she helps out by showing you how—that is, using social media.
- How to Work With Freelance Lawyers, Part 2: Communication is Key to Effective Delegation by Lisa Solomon at NowCounselNetwork posted about how to work with freelance lawyers. Of course, Now Counsel Network provides those freelance lawyers, but this posts makes the Friday round up because sometimes solos and small firm lawyers get so busy that the best thing to do is hire a freelance lawyer. Just think about that for a minute.
- Cybersecurity And Best Practices For Lawyers by Niki Black published an article at Above The Law breaking down a panel discussion that she moderated with panelist Denver Edwards and Jeff Bennion that was presented at the Academy for Private Practice last week. Not only can you read about this discussion but you can also listen to those folks on the latest episode of Above The Law’s podcast “On The Road,” which I listened to last night. These people know what they are talking about. Take a moment to read/listen to this content.
- Why Isn’t Legal Technology Revolutionary? by Jeff Bennion at Above The Law posted this deceptively clever title arguing very articulately that we are asking the wrong questions when it comes to legal technology. He argues that legal tech is not meant to be revolutionary, but to eliminate tasks that prohibit us from achieving our successes. The entire point can be summed up in his words as follows:
“[L]egal tech is a set of tools that helps us work more efficiently so that we can focus on the things the practice management software cannot – be great lawyers.”
Well, I hope you enjoy the reading! I know I have. If you’ve taken the time to read all of this, consider taking time to read some of our posts here on the blog or listen to the podcast at your convenience.
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Have great weekend!