SCORE.org – ONE OF THE BEST RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS MENTORING AND EDUCATION I HAVE FOUND What is SCORE.org? SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 […]
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New technology ushers in new legal issues all the time. The questions that arise are not always easy to answer. Did you know your Fitbit can now become part of your trial? It’s very possible that ethical implications may soon completely change the face of the practice of law. In Canada, for example, a personal […]
YOU NEED TO READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL. In April, Google’s began to prioritize mobile-friendly websites in its search algorithm. This was a complete surprise to many businesses. Small businesses did not seem to know about this change so were not fast enough to redesign websites. Recent stats say over 50% of the 350 […]
I don’t know about you, but I can’t live without my calendar. I have my online Google Calendar, Outlook (which some of my clients prefer) and am still a holdout for the paper calendar. I know, I know, in the age of technology I still have a paper calendar, but there’s a lot to be said for it, especially for those of us who are visual learners. Also (and I’m dating myself here) but the paper calendar was always a huge part of malpractice insurance requirements; a second pair of eyes if you will. Do you remember the days of the “RED CALENDAR BOOK?”
Trials and Calendars
When it comes to a trial, you ABSOLUTELY cannot live without a calendar. AbacusLaw is my current favorite, especially the latest version. You almost can’t go wrong. The program guides you through the who, what, when and how of it all. It tells you what needs to be done and when. It links the parties and puts up a Chinese wall for those who are conflicted out of the case.
Trial lawyers love facts. They are the bread and butter of a lawyer’s life. Lawyers love to break out facts from supposition. They use facts to assemble the story, compile their witnesses, and gather documents and exhibits to back up that story. When explaining his case to his team, an attorney should be able to point to a timeline (or chronology – we will use timeline for this article) which outlines those facts. A timeline needs to be on a calendar. It’s a visual reminder of each step. Everyone involved in the lawsuit will use this calendar – lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and even the Judge and court clerks.
Success is planned. Ask any successful person – they have planned their way to it. You plan to succeed, or you fail to plan. As a small or medium sized business you need to be constantly aware of the bottom line. Are you overpaying for products, services and people? Do you have a plan? Or […]
Whether you’re trying to raise capital, cold call, or just network, it’s essential to have an elevator pitch. This is one of the most overlooked marketing tools you have in your arsenal. The term “elevator pitch” means giving a condensed synopsis of your business – in the time between floors in an elevator. Below are […]
Ah…Summer…a time for watermelon, sunscreen and the outdoors. Kids are out of school and your family is anticipating vacation time. Except if you are an entrepreneur or solo practitioner. YOU can’t take a vacation – OR CAN YOU? DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU? You can’t even conceive of stepping away from your office for more […]
“Google it?” – The transitive verb Google means “using the Google search engine to obtain information on something or somebody on the World Wide Web.” The term was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006. The first recorded usage of the word was in 1998 when Google co-founder, Larry Page, wrote “have fun and […]
The Virtual Professional (VP), sometimes known as Virtual Assistant (VA), industry is growing fast. It’s an excellent way for those who want to run their own business to get started. This type of business lends itself to low startup costs and can be started on a part-time basis. It is also an area with a […]
Despite the fact that many people don’t understand the term “of counsel,” a growing number of law firms are creating of counsel positions for lawyers— and these of counsel lawyers play different roles, depending on the culture of the Firm they are part of. Here are some examples of the Of Counsel position: Traditionally, retired […]