Virtual practice


And Now, For Something Completely Different

A few years ago I told a friend and colleague that one day I would post this Monty Python reference on my social media accounts and that’s how they’d know I’d stepped away from the legal profession: “And now, for something completely different.” I didn’t know at the time when I would be posting this, but I […] ...READ MORE

Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification

These are slides from my presentation at DATA2J, a roundtable conference hosted by Prof. Elizabeth Chambliss, Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the USC School of Law. In my presentation, I addressed ways to increase online engagement between the public and lawyers through the use of gamification. I based […] ...READ MORE
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Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released

The second edition of my book, Virtual Law Practice, will be released from ABA LPD Publishing this month. (There will be a digital copy for sale in the coming months and eventually it gets released on Amazon for those of you who want other purchasing options.)  I’ve updated the book significantly since the original publication […] ...READ MORE

Webinar for Future of Legal Services Commission

Here is the video from my presentation to the ABA Future of Legal Services Commission. I was asked to discuss virtual law practice and online engagement through gamification.  This is part of a series of webinars that the Commission is holding. You can check out the other videos on their website, including talks by Will […] ...READ MORE

Practicing Law Online Ebook

Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes beyond solos and small firms to apply the concept of virtual practice to larger firms and in-house legal departments. The ebook walks the reader […] ...READ MORE

Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback

I was honored to be asked to participate in the ABA President’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services this year and next. This Commission is calling for Issues Paper feedback now through December 10th. For my legal tech friends and colleagues, if you have something to say, now is a good time to get it on the […] ...READ MORE

Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.  You can read the full post here. The trick with teaching social media to law students is that it is a […] ...READ MORE

Podcast: How to Provide Client Hand-holding in Virtual Law Practice

Last month I joined in on a podcast for the ABA Journal with reporter Stephanie Francis Ward, Michelle Crosby, founder of Wevorce, and Fred Rooney, Director of Touro Law Center’s International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development. The topic was “How do you provide client hand-holding if you run a virtual firm?” ...READ MORE

Online Legal Services Gets a Boost from ABA & Rocket Lawyer Partnership

I was surprised and happy to hear the news today that the ABA announced its partnership with Rocket Lawyer on a pilot project to help match up ABA members with online clients. I’ve been researching and writing about lawyer collaboration with branded networks like Rocket Lawyer for the past couple of years with a focus on ethics issues and best practices. I wrote a book about the best practices for lawyers who wanted to work with these companies and make connections with clients through them. ...READ MORE