Scale of justice

The Consequences of Technological Incompetence

Being a Luddite can be expensive, embarrassing, and potentially disastrous for lawyers and clients. Tech incompetence can result in wasted time (and therefore increased cost to the client), loss of money and identity, ethical sanctions, and embarrassment or worse in the courtroom. Those are high prices to pay for being too proud (or lazy) to […]

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Underpinning Digital Delivery with Integrity: The Role of Legal Counsel

Legal counsel can help avoid the risks for businesses marketing via websites, social media, email, and smart-phone apps. Digital content is being published at a historically high rate. Organizations are employing business-minded strategies focused on delivering communications and marketing messages via websites, social media, email, and mobile applications. As they look to leverage even more […]

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Five Best Practices for Law Firm Websites

Whether you are a small or large firm with hundreds of attorneys, your website is likely the foundation of business development and new client lead generation. There is certainly a lot of advice out there on how to make a website effective, perhaps so much information that it might be difficult to determine where to […]

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New Advisory Opinion on Virtual Offices

The Washington State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics recently released an advisory opinion surveying regulatory and risk management issues for lawyers practicing in so-called “virtual offices.” This emerging practice arrangement can range from a solo attorney working from home to an entire firm that lacks a traditional brick-and-mortar location. Virtual offices typically rely instead […]

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Alaska Bar Warns of “Web Bugs”

The Alaska Bar Association recently released a new ethics opinion on so-called “web bugs” — electronic trackers placed in email to allow the sender to see (among other things) where the recipient forwarded the email and how long the email was reviewed. In the scenario that gave rise to the opinion, an Alaska Bar member […]

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Picking Practice Management Software: A Guide for Lawyers

With all the different time-and-billing and practice management programs these days, it can be difficult to choose the right one. With all the different time and billing, practice management, and customer management programs these days, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your practice. I’ve talked to many lawyers over the years […]

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How Lawyers Can Use Kanban to Visualize Workflow

Project management is critical for lawyers in any practice. Kanban is a tool that efficiently manages your time and your projects. Busyness is one of the plagues of lawyerdom. How many times have you been asked whether you’re “busy” at your practice? It’s an absurd question when you think about it, because our clients don’t […]

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Legislative Update

Fantasy Sports Takes on Washington’s Lawmakers

Fantasy sports is no longer an isolated niche for fans of football or baseball who want additional incentive to watch the game. Daily fantasy sports (or “DFS,” as it’s known for short) have made the industry big business, as players can win money based on putting together teams in a variety of sports.

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A New Way to Do Pro Bono in Washington State

If you’re like many of the attorneys I know, you want to do pro bono work, but it can be hard to find the time. Most lawyers are busy, with important responsibilities to current clients, families and friends. If this describes you, good news: a new way to serve low-income clients has arrived in Washington.

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