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PowerHour No. 4: Be A Statistic

Penning a blog post or article is a common suggestion for using an extra hour of time. It’s not a bad idea either if you have a good idea for a post that will gain some traction or that can be republished at a popular site.  Unfortunately, with so much content created on a daily…

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PowerHour No. 2: Seasonal Business Cards

’Tis the season for seasonal marketing . For the twentieth year running, Starbucks will feature holiday-themed coffee cups which debuted in early November . Other brands similarly gussy up packaging  for the holidays. So why don’t lawyers? I’m not suggesting that lawyers don holiday clothing – like  garish Christmas sweaters  or festive jewelry . That…

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MyShingle Theme Week: The Power of An Extra Hour

This past weekend, as the clocks fell back we gained an extra hour. And since it usually takes a couple of days to acclimate to the time change, most of us ought to be able to take advantage of that extra hour each day this week. So this week, the theme of MyShingle is “The…

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Can Law Firms or #AltLaw Turn Clients Into Lobbyists?

The Harvard Business Journal reports that companies like Uber and Air BnB – new entrants to regulated incumbent markets –  are gaining success in breaking down barriers by mobilizing customers to become political advocates. For example, Uber has used online petitioners to demonstrate consumer and voter support for its services in cities where it has…

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Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon

Why rent office space, when you can buy your own office – online, no less. Believe it or not, you can order a pre-fab tiny house made out of a shipping container  for just $36,000 plus delivery fees from Amazon, according to Curbed.com. The house contains a bedroom, shower, toilette kitchenette appliances and living area which…

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Loyalty Programs – For Clients and Lawyers

A recent article confirms that customer loyalty programs that reward customers for frequent purchases are more popular than ever. The article reports that today, consumers 3.8 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, up from 3.3 billion just three years ago. Don’t miss: Why more companies are rolling back loyalty programs The most popular sector for…

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Why Lawyers Must Always Be Sure To Have Clean Briefs

Earlier this week, while I was running word searches though the legislative history of a statutory provision (using Hein Online, one of the many resources available through the amazing Jenkins Law Library ), I stumbled across some language that seemed awfully familiar. When I clicked on the term, I was taken to the written testimony…

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