Supercharged Social Media MarketingBy Ed FinkelJanuary 2016Article, Page 24Are you using Google Plus? Blogging? Using video? Describing yourself consistently across social media and the web? Find out what social media power users are doing to market their practices.
Creating a Client-Centered PracticeBy Ed FinkelNovember 2015Article, Page 26In a tough legal marketplace, putting clients first and providing excellent service is a must. It starts with putting yourself in the client's place.
The looming court-reporter shortageBy Matthew HectorOctober 2015LawPulse, Page 12Seventy-five percent of the state's licensed reporters could be eligible for retirement before the end of the decade. Will there be qualified candidates to replace them?
Rethinking Email EncryptionBy Charles J. NorthrupOctober 2015Column, Page 46Evolving ethics standards make it more important than ever for lawyers to understand encryption.
The ABCs of LLLTsBy Ed FinkelSeptember 2015Article, Page 20Proponents say limited license legal technicians provide legal representation to people who couldn't otherwise afford it. Critics argue they'll compete with underemployed lawyers and lower the quality of legal services.
New York ban on nonlawyer ownership upheldBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12A federal district judge issues a strongly worded rejection of Jacoby & Meyer's challenge to New York's rule banning nonattorney ownership of law firms.
Making the AskBy Ed FinkelAugust 2015Article, Page 20What can female attorneys - and firms that want to hire and keep them - do to ensure that their compensation and opportunities keep pace with their talent and commitment?
We’re All in This TogetherBy Richard D. FeliceJune 2015Column, Page 8Oregon and California could join Washington in authorizing LLLTs.
Plan to GrowBy Ed FinkelMarch 2015Article, Page 24Lawyers and practice advisers explain the importance of strategic planning to long-term success.
The sting of IOLTA overdraft alertsBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Since 2011, banks have been required to report IOLTA-account overdrafts to the Illinois ARDC. The resulting investigations often uncover bookkeeping mistakes that get lawyers into trouble.
Feeling Secure in the CloudBy Ed FinkelJanuary 2015Article, Page 20You're probably already using the Internet to access remote servers - aka cloud computing - whether you know it or not. And you should be. But make sure you understand the risks.
The Rise of the Freelance LawyerBy Ed FinkelDecember 2014Article, Page 576More solos and small-firm lawyers are hiring stay-at-home moms and others on a project-by-project basis as the need arises. The lawyers they hire are trading full-time employment for freedom.
2014 Compensation & Benefits Survey: 5 Key FindingsBy Timothy A. SlatingNovember 2014Article, Page 528How much do ISBA members earn? How many hours do they work? What are the most popular practice areas? Survey respondents answer these and other questions.
Alternative Billing Comes to Main StreetBy Ed FinkelOctober 2014Article, Page 476Firms that serve corporate clients are no strangers to non-hourly billing strategies. But other attorneys are finding that consumer-friendly pricing can be lawyer-friendly as well.
Make Your Personal Style Work for YouBy Ed FinkelAugust 2014Article, Page 380Afraid you're too shy to get up and do what needs to be done to market your practice? Fear not. Good marketing is more about listening than talking.