I’m Writing This on a $78 Laptop/Tablet Hybrid and It Doesn’t Suck Completely

When I was a kid, I wanted one thing more than any other: a computer of my own. Not a BB gun, or a football, or a PlayStation – I wanted a PC without daily additions of malware and viruses, without one of my five siblings or my mother occupying it. It didn’t have to Read more about I’m Writing This on a $78 Laptop/Tablet Hybrid and It Doesn’t Suck Completely[…]

I Love The Hundreds of Legal Startups But Can We Consolidate?

There was a time, a few dark years ago, when there were only a  few legal startups. Fastcase would give you free cases if you used an iPad and Clio/RocketMatter/MyCase were trying to upset the law practice management software field. (Spoiler alert: they did.) Now? I’m learning about ten more services per day. Not all Read more about I Love The Hundreds of Legal Startups But Can We Consolidate?[…]

No, Avvo Bro: Solution to Legal Access Gap Isn’t Dropping Unauthorized Practice of Law Restrictions

Alright. I have yet another reason to dislike Avvo. Earlier this week, at some LegalTech conference (it really seems like there is another one every week, doesn’t it), the Avvo founder Mark Britton got on stage and set forth the solution to all of the legal access to justice issues out there: drop unauthorized practice of Read more about No, Avvo Bro: Solution to Legal Access Gap Isn’t Dropping Unauthorized Practice of Law Restrictions[…]

Today’s Favorite Toy: Canva.com

Graphic design is not one of my talents. My logo (or at least the peacock portion of it)? A gift from a talented friend. I can set up WordPress sites, write nearly unlimited amounts of content, or troubleshoot tech catastrophes, but when it comes to making something pretty: I ain’t an artist. I stumbled upon Read more about Today’s Favorite Toy: Canva.com[…]

Frustration is a Natural Byproduct of DIY (Thanks Automattic!)

There has to be a lesson here. There probably is … something about me needing anger management so that I won’t break my keyboard after spending 45 minutes trying to get a simple *(&(*& logo added to one of WordPress’s own themes. Let’s start at the beginning. Automattic Makes Great Themes for WordPress Sites Automattic Read more about Frustration is a Natural Byproduct of DIY (Thanks Automattic!)[…]

The True Cost of Starting a Solo Law Practice (as cheaply as possible…)

Note: this was first published in 2012. In hindsight, where the heck is the marketing budget? And if you’re really looking to start a practice on a budget, working from home is an option for some practice areas (not criminal defense, naturally) and would cut many thousands off your costs. I’ll probably re-write this with Read more about The True Cost of Starting a Solo Law Practice (as cheaply as possible…)[…]