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How Legal Ethics Rules on Non-Fee Splitting Platforms Lead to Unintended Consequences and Ludicrous Results

June 20, 2018

Today, my blogging buddy Bob Ambrogi posted about a soon-to-be-launching platform Text A Lawyer. Designed to mimic the convenience of Uber, Text-a-Lawyer would allow users to text legal questions via their phones for just $20 and have them answered by a lawyer within minutes. Text-a-Lawyer is a great idea for many reasons. First, because text is…

Solo & Small Firm Side Gigs: Ivy B. Grey, Lawyer & Author of American Legal Style Guide for PerfectIt

June 19, 2018

In the past, I’ve groused about legal tech products that don’t work well  because they were designed without lawyer input.  That’s why today, I’m excited to introduce Ivy B. Grey, who is featured today as part…

Make Money Mondays: Marketing Lessons for Solos & Smalls from the Farmers’ Market

June 18, 2018

One of my favorite Sunday morning activities during summer is taking my plump little pup Sadie to the weekly Farmer’s Market in my town.  It’s a win-win for both of us: Sadie has a chance…

Is It Time to Pivot Your Practice?

June 15, 2018

Many of today’s most recent Internet successes – like Uber or AirBnB started out differently from what they’ve become. Uber’s original intent was to operate an on-demand limousine service for business travelers, but today, has morphed into…

Beware of Buying A Competitor’s Name To Market Your Law Practice

June 14, 2018

Can lawyers use a competitor’s name as a keyword to market their own law practice? Although Google allows law firms’ to purchase competitors’ names as keywords, at least two states — North Carolina  and South…

Alexa, Please Hire Me A Lawyer: How AI Will Change EVERYTHING We’ve Been Taught About Marketing Legal Services

June 8, 2018

Alexa, please hire me a lawyer. Yes, I realize that asking an AI-assistant to find a lawyer sounds far-fetched — like something out of a bad sci-fi movie. But  Marketing in the Age of Alexa…

Why State Bar Regulation of For-Fee Referral Services Is A Very, VERY Bad Idea

June 7, 2018

Last week, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) issued a report that recommends allowing attorneys to participate in for-profit referral and matching services, and seeks public comment on a proposed framework for regulating for-profit…

Solo/Small Side Gigs – Alan Fanger, Empower Legal

June 5, 2018

This month, as part of our ongoing Profile Series on solo and small firm lawyers doing interesting things, we’re introducing another category: solo and small firm lawyers who’ve kept their day job but have a…

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