Law Practice Management Using Daylite 3

When I first opened my solo practice, one of the first questions I confronted was "What am I going to use to manage my practice?" Being a long time Apple Mac fan boy, I knew that it had to be Mac based as that is the only hardware platform I would consider. At the time, there was no iPhone nor iPad to extend the office virtually so my focus was on a package that could run on both my office and home systems. And for Read More

Twittering Lawyers

Jeff Richardson publishes a great blog on the intersection of two of my favorite themes: the iPhone and lawyering. While I disagree with his position on the use of Twitter by attorneys, it is easy to understand why he feels that way. One can easily be distracted by the pull of these social networks. But I think the potential can outweigh the downside if used properly and judiciously. Jeff's most recent post also Read More

Building a Practice: How to Get and Keep Clients

I was fortunate to be asked to make the above titled presentation at the Maryland State Bar Association's "Hanging Out A Shingle" conference at the Columbia Hilton yesterday. When Pat Yevic's asked me if I would be interested I assumed that I would be buried somewhere in the program. But lo and behold it was the first presentation of the morning before a full house of 75 attorneys. I tried to compare and contrast Read More

Geek Alert

I finally was able to upgrade to WordPress 2.7. I am sure that it would have been easier to build a rocket capable of flying to the moon. But the whole concept of how the website and the blog subdomain are organized and how to FTP files to that part of the directory structure is like trying to learn a foreign language for me. I can do it, but it takes forever and is very frustrating. And I have a degree in computer Read More