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Client Portal Matrix

Last week I gave a presentation with Chad Burton at the ABA LPM Spring meeting about the eLawyering Task Force’s newest project, the Client Portal Matrix, formally titled as the “Comparative Evaluation of Web-based Practice Management Software with Client Portal Applications for Solos and Small Law Firms” Donna Seyle, who did most of the work gathering data for the matrix, was unable to make the meeting so I filled in to discuss some of the practical uses of a client portal in law practice and the best practices and ethics issues that might come up. ...READ MORE
WSJ Article Showcases Benefits of Fixed Fees, Virtual Law Practice

WSJ Article Showcases Benefits of Fixed Fees, Virtual Law Practice

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article entitled Legal Advice…on a Budget featured in a special report section about small businesses.  The article discusses how some law firms are offering fixed fees and discounts for start-ups.  Firms that they profiled for the article report growth in small business clients who are attracted to the service.  The article mentions that some law […] ...READ MORE
Susskind Predicts: “Disaster Ahead for Lawyers Unwilling to Change”

Susskind Predicts: “Disaster Ahead for Lawyers Unwilling to Change”

Richard Susskind, author of The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services, has written a guest post for the Legal Rebels blog entitled “Disaster Ahead for Lawyers Unwilling to Change.” Susskind looks at changes in the profession as well as the impact that the economic recession has had on our clients.  He mentions […] ...READ MORE
Unbundling Legal Services in a Virtual Law Practice Benefits the Public

Unbundling Legal Services in a Virtual Law Practice Benefits the Public

More middle income Americans are choosing to handle their legal matters themselves because they cannot afford to hire a traditional attorney.  The International Herald Tribune reported this growing trend in an article last week.  The downturn of the economy has made the cost of traditional full-service law firms unavailable for many Americans.  In order to […] ...READ MORE