The CPM ICYMI enewsletter brings a brief weekly wrap-up of legal tech and practice management tips, breaking news and useful information. Here are the articles that captured the attention of the readers by top click each week in June/July:
A short but helpful piece by Ari Kaplan including an infographic on “10 ways to empower your public speaking”. Follow them all to increase your confidence behind the lectern!
This newsletter has highlighted many ways to reduce privacy erosion. Have you taken the time to do any of them? A new Netflix documentary, The Great Hack, explains how your daily Internet use provides detailed information about you to the highest bidder and the ways the information is used is staggering. Take a moment to enable these privacy settings now.
Most lawyers are introverted, so what can you do to network in a way that meets your needs? This article explores methods to take networking from an anxiety-inducing experience to one that helps you create deep relationships and expand your network your way!
Heidi S. Alexander, Director of MASS Lomap, provides food for thought and practical advice on adding automation with tools you already have (or are easy to get) to reduce administrative burdens and streamline processes. From automating file naming conventions to scheduling consultations to contacting prospective clients, Heidi explains how to make technology work for you in the “Big Ideas” issue of the ABA Law Practice Magazine. The entire issue is well worth a read!
We all get them. A lot of them. Spam calls. Robocalls. Spoofed calls. The FTC has created a guide to help take control of our phones by covering ways to block these calls on mobile phones, VoiP phones and traditional landlines. Options include blocking apps and support from different cell carriers. If you are feeling helpful, you report them to help carriers and the FTC continue to pursue the offenders.
Attorney at Work asked practice management technology experts, “What’s your best advice, tip or app to help lawyers manage their time more effectively so they can reclaim their weekends?” Here’s advice from Heidi Alexander, Sheila Blackford, Andrea Cannavina, Jared Correia, Tom Lambotte, Sharon Nelson and John Simek, Larry Port, and Reid Trautz on ways to streamline your daily work — so you can get more done before the weekend arrives.
Excellent reminders and advice for best practices to make sure you are capturing time effectively (yes, even if you use flat fees), getting the bills out, leveraging retainers and capturing advanced costs.