"Ten Must-Have Apps for the Solo Practitioner"

More helpful info from Rick Georges, author of the FutureLawyer blog [links below from original post]: "This month I'm focusing on application software. Although there are different software preferences for every lawyer, I'm sticking to Windows, since most lawyers use it. As with last month's article, 'Ten Must-Have Web Sites for Solo Practitioners,' picking the best of anything is difficult, so I'll focus on what I use every day in my practice. I'm sure I'll hear from you about software you use, that I missed. [snip] "As with last month's article [Ten Must-Have Web Sites for Solo Practitioners], there are... Read more →

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"Ten Must-Have Web Sites for Solo Practitioners"

Yeah, that "must have" (must bookmark, must login?), description is odd, but the list of 10 sites in this article does look helpful: "Picking the best of anything is difficult. However, I decided to take a stab this month at the Web sites I use most frequently during a typical day of practicing law. I'm not including the obvious ones: legal research and general search sites. I'm aiming to point to sites that create a new source of information on the Web, and that leverage the interactive Web 2.0 space. "Here goes: GoToMyPC is a remote-access Web application that permits... Read more →

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Paralegals Help with "Do-It-Yourself E-Discovery"?

It's all about making EDD accessible to small firms & solo practitioners where paralegal tech skills can come in handy: "Recently, a Texas firm received a dozen Microsoft Outlook .pst files from a client. Like the dog that caught the car, they weren't sure what to do next. Even out on the prairie, they'd heard of online hosting and e-mail analytics, but worried about the cost. They wondered: Did they really need an e-discovery vendor? Couldn't they just do it themselves? [snip] "Most evidence today is electronic, so curtailing discovery of electronic evidence isn't an option, and trying to stick... Read more →

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"Solos' First Step: Converting Contacts Into Clients"

Very helpful advice from The Connecticut Law Tribune: "Office space? Check. A computer and other requisite technology? Check. Clients? "For attorneys venturing out on their own, that's not only the hardest ingredient to come by, it's also the most vital. "Depending on their legal niche, or how desperate they are for business, solo practitioners can spend as much time marketing themselves as they do racking up billable hours. Without the safety net of an existing clientele, everyone they meet is a potential client and/or referral source. "'If you want to go out on your own, personality is the key,' insisted... Read more →

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