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Posts by Winnie Liu

How To Be a Successful Jack-Of-All-Trades

Author: Thomson Reuters “Clients expect 100% perfection from their lawyers and expect everything to be done yesterday.”1 With the complexity of today’s legal needs, today’s small law firm attorney needs to be a jack-of-all-trades. With constant access to ever-evolving technology, expectations to deliver fast and accurately are at an all-time high. While all firms navigate…

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Improve Energy, Increase Productivity with 5 Easy Feng Shui Tips

To increase the positive energy in your office space, and be more productive as a result, consider taking advantage of feng shui. This is the ancient art of aligning our external world to support our internal journey, explains Lorrie Webb Grillo, certified feng shui practitioner and owner of Thriving Spaces Feng Shui. “Feng shui operates…

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Is it Time to Move Your Firm to the Cloud? Ask Yourself 3 Questions

To thrive in today’s legal marketplace, it’s survival of the fittest. Potential clients have more options than ever to satisfy their legal needs, whether through a lawyer or a DIY legal service. The smartest small law firms are adapting by taking advantage of the latest technology that helps them serve their clients better and faster.…

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Running Your Small Law Firm to look like a Large Law Firm

Author: Thomson Reuters Let’s face it, as a solo or small law firm you’re pulled in multiple directions. Not only do you practice law, but you also need to run AND grow a small business. It’s a natural response to feel overwhelmed when you’re trying to manage multiple processes. Unfortunately, what typically happens is that…

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Believe It or Not, You Probably Already Work in the Cloud – Now What?

Author: Thomson Reuters Only 52% of the respondents to the 2017 ABA Legal Technology Survey said they use cloud computing. However, lawyers are typically working in the cloud more than they realize.  Many of the tools attorneys use all day every day including Westlaw, LinkedIn, Facebook, Evernote, and QuickBooks Online are all cloud-based solutions. Why…

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How to Overcome the Common Challenges of Running a Solo Practice

Author: Thomson Reuters Let’s look at the list: Of course, there’s your daily caseload. Those clients have to be properly cared for. But then there’s the common business tasks like paying the bills, collecting your fees or ordering supplies. What’s left for growing your business? That new website content isn’t going to write itself. Day after day, solo attorneys…

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Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud

Author: Thomson Reuters Small firms have never been better positioned to threaten big law and you can thank the cloud. Consider Roeder Smith Jadin, a Minneapolis-based firm focusing on litigation, real estate, construction, insurance, and community association issues. In just three years, they have quadrupled their size thanks to making their office virtual. “I can…

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200 Hours a Year Separate the Best Firms from the Rest – AI Can Bridge the Gap Fast

What separates very successful from unsuccessful law firms is merely 200 hours per year.  Consider the findings of the Thomson Reuters State of U.S. Small Law Firms 2017 Study which reveals that to achieve 1,800 billable hours a year.