Presentation – Law Practice Management, Cloud, Organization, Social Media, Ethics

Tomorrow I am presenting at the General Practitioner’s Update for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.   I am addressing issues related to law practice management. Specifically, organization, the cloud, social media (marketing and litigation) and overarching issues of ethics.  I will explore security concerns, metadata (including efix) and other related issues.   Here are my slides.  

Should you Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013?

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Modern Banking: Depositing Checks by Smart Phone

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How Not to Market your Marketing Company

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Completing a 1099 Misc for Independent Contractors

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Presentation – Social Media for Attorneys – Estate and Elder Symposium for PBI

I decided it was time to rework my social media presentation, here is the result. The start addresses concerns for the elderly. The rest of the presentation focuses on how attorneys should use social media for marketing.  This is the powerpoint in preparation for my talk tomorrow and next week at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. […]

Check BEFORE you Tweet

Check to see who you are logged in as before you send that Tweet I cannot even begin to recall all the public relations disasters that have occurred over the past year because someone forget he was logged in as his employer instead of himself. I will admit myself to having made this particular error. […]

Resolve to Backup your Data

It is absolutely crucial that attorneys, law firms, business people, everyone really, have proper backup protection for their data. That protection should include the following: 1. External hard drive to back up both important files and the hard drive image 2. Cloud based backup for important files, and possibly the hard drive image. I use […]

Ever thought about building your own computer?

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ABA releases 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

I have made many friends during my time as an attorney, but there are two who have taught me an incredible amount and to whom I feel especially close. They are Sharon Nelson and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises. I consider Sharon a mentor, and so when she told me she had released the 2012 […]