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An Alternative to Blogging

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Busy schedules and a lack of interest are probably two the biggest reasons attorneys don’t blog. What’s wrong with that? Nothing. While many may disagree with me, plenty of attorneys and other professionals have grown their business’s online presence without blogging on the daily basis. I’m not saying that abandoning the idea of sharing news and announcements online is a good idea. A few newsletters could easily make a decent replacement for blogging, and many professionals will agree.

Carolyn Elefant, a contributor for, recently wrote 6 Reasons Why E-Newsletters Beat Blogging As A Content Marketing Tool for Lawyers. Give it a read to find out how you can start using newsletters to better your firm’s marketing efforts without spending an excess amount of time.

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To Join, Or Not To Join? That Is The Question.

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If You Join a Bar Association, Join It for the Right Reason

Many lawyers, especially solo practitioners or those in small firms, might often find themselves wondering if joining a bar membership is worth it. The more I’ve read into this dilemma, the more I realize how common this question is. With that question in mind, I did come across two articles on that might help.

The first article, Will Joining A Bar Association Help Solos And Smalls Get Clients, was written by Carolyn Elefant. She doesn’t go completely against bar associations in her article, but she does make a point about how they are poor for meeting clients. This brings me to the second article.

Why You SHOULD Join A Bar Association (A Response to Carolyn Elefant), was written by Keith Lee. His reason is obvious, given the title. He points out in the article that while you aren’t likely to obtain new clients by joining a bar association, you would be still be able to enhance your business development. How so? Because you would be increasing your professional network, which can go a long way if you actually know the attorney who is opposing you in a trail.

I only scratched the surface of the articles, so feel to check them out yourself by clicking the links above. From what I gathered, I believe joining a bar association can be a good thing… If you are joining for the right reasons and picking the right association.

What are your thoughts on joining a bar association? If you’d like to contribute an article of your own on this topic, or any others, feel free to submit a “Become an Author” form by clicking here.

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Don’t Dread Continuing Your Legal Education

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Getting yourself motivated to take courses for your CLE can sometimes be quite challenging. This is especially true if you have a busy schedule. This lack of motivation and time is something that every educated professional will more than likely deal with at one time or another. While I most certainly am not a lawyer, I too must find time to take courses that will benefit my own career.

I recently came across an article on titled, Beyond Biglaw: Back To School (Or, Some Tips About Continuing Legal Education), written by Gaston Kroub. Mr. Kroub comes up with several good points that can not only help other attorneys stay on top of their CLE, but also help them enjoy taking the courses. They include:

  • Using technology to better locate and take courses.
  • What types of courses attorneys can take.
  • How teaching CLE can contribute to your own education.

The advice Mr. Kroub gives in this article helped motivate me to stop putting off the enhancement of my own education, and I’m sure it can help motivate you. To view the full article, click here.

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A Few Tips to Consider Before Upgrading Your Computer

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I often times find myself dreading an upgrade to my computer’s hardware. And the thought of having to switch to an all new computer downright irritates me. This is coming from a guy who considers himself relatively “tech-savy.” But, I think that many will agree with me when I say figuring out things like what the best processor is can be an absolute headache.

Recently I began doing research on laptops, unsure of which one to buy. It was during this research that I came across an article that I think might help point you, myself and the majority of the population in the right direction. Jeff Bennion discusses a few things he believes people should know about computer hardware upgrades in his article, “Why Upgrading your Computers Isn’t As Scary As you Thought.” He covers the following common areas:

  • Hardware (processors, sound cards, hard drives, etc.)
  • Included Equipment (DVD drives, USB ports, VGA ports, etc.)
  • Operating System

Jeff ends his article with a section called, “The best Upgrade You Can Buy.” To find out about it, view the full article here. I assure you, it’s worth the read.

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