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Archive for January 2010

Fastcase Makes FREE CaseLaw on the Spot a Reality!

To live in an era of wish fulfillment is an amazing thing.  That’s exactly how I felt yesterday when I downloaded Fastcase‘s just released and 100 percent FREE legal research app for the iphone.  Yes, I can now search a full database of state and federal cases and statutes right on my phone for no…

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My Trip Out [to] West: A Preview of WestlawNext

Earlier this week, I traveled to Thomson Reuters/West’s headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota to preview, along with a group of other bloggers, a demonstration of the next generation of Westlaw, WestlawNext (go to the end of post for a round up of coverage).  Though originally, I’d intended to comment on the product from the solo/small firm…

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Booked Solid: Social Media 4 Lawyers Done

  It’s been quiet at MyShingle this week because I’ve been booked solid, quite literally.  This week, I was immersed in the second and final draft of A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media for the ABA which I’m co-authoring with my friend and colleague, Niki Black (who’d already completed her edits on schedule, the week…

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Mobile Marketing: The Go-To Format for The On The Go 21st Century

I don’t cross reference my posts that frequently, but I’ve just posted at the Nolo Legal Marketing Blawg about the increasing importance of including mobile devices one’s legal marketing portfolio.  Why?  Because by 2013, the total number of PCs in use will reach 1.78 billion units in 2013. By 2013, the combined installed base of…

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MyShingle Question of the Week: Where Do You Do Your Meet, Eat & Greet?

I’m experimenting with a question of the week here at MyShingle – just a short question related to anything of interest to lawyers running a practice or thinking about it from law practice management or tech, recommendations on how to guides or CLE providers to thoughts on why you started a firm or who your…

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Are You Your Bloggers’ Keeper? Ethics Issues & and Lawyers’ Professional Obligations Related to Lawyers’ Marketing Non-Legal Services on Line: An Interview with Brian Tannebaum, Miami Florida Criminal Defense &

Lately, the blogosphere has seemed like a dangerous place.  Scott Greenfield warned of a pscycho on Twitter who was originally retained by an attorney to conduct her online marketing campaign.   ERic Turkewitz alerts us to unseemly marketing tactics by Findlaw, like spamming blogs with comments and creating “shell” blogs designed to boost SEO and siphon…

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