Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, November 9, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, November 9, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, November 9, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Productivity Tips: Scheduling tasks on your calendar
If you want to be productive, you must embrace the power of scheduling your tasks. You have two main tools that help you do this: your to-do list and your calendar. Your to-do list is the place where you define and organize what you’re going to do.
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LinkedIn Lessons: Tips for properly using LinkedIn to network
With more than 380 million members, LinkedIn is the most popular social network for professionals and one of the top social networks overall. But are you using LinkedIn to its fullest potential?
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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, October 12, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Florida Law Updates: Florida House reviews open carry gun law today
A bill that would let people in Florida carry their guns out in the open is up for its first debate on Tuesday.
How to stop gun violence in Florida will be all the talk in Tallahassee as members of the Legislature look at a bill (HB 163) that would let people wear their guns on their hips in most places, including out shopping with their families.
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Florida Law Update: New Florida laws that went into effect on October 1st
27 new laws are going into effect today in the state.
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Florida Practice Management Tips: Writing the Great Lawyer Bio
The About page on your law firm website is probably the second-most visited page. Make sure you do it justice by writing a bio that engages your audience. How you go about writing your bio is not as challenging as you may think — as long as you are willing to approach it correctly.
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Florida Legal Practice Tips: Engage your audience with good visuals
I have been to my fair share of conferences. Most are fine, if unmemorable. You check-in, making sure to sign the CLE sheet, and grab a cup of coffee before settling in for a session. If the wi-fi actually works, most of the session ends up getting taken up with responding to emails — unless you are feeling a little lazy, in which case you run through your go-to series of websites (which hopefully includes ATL), hoping to catch an interesting article. Eventually it is time for lunch, and after you attend a session or two in the afternoon, cocktail hour arrives.
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Florida Practice of Law: Reciprocity and Admission by Motion debate continues
Twenty-four speakers came to the microphone at the Bar’s September 18 public hearing on admission by motion with reciprocity for out-of-state lawyers and, when they finished speaking after almost two hours, the message was clear — they don’t like the idea.
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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, October 5, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Legal Tool Tip: Meeting Wizard to schedule group calls or meetings
Use MeetingWizard to arrange and schedule meetings and other events. As a productivity tool it makes the planning process easier and more effective.
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Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekly Review for Miami Lawyer and Florida Legal News for Monday, September 14, 2015Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week related to law practice management, law technology, and legal marketing. Enjoy!

Playing Politics with our Court System, a really bad idea.
A ruling this week by a Kansas judge put the courts on a collision course with the state legislature and raised the specter of a shutdown of courthouses statewide.
The confrontation stems from budget legislation passed by the Republican-controlled legislature in June containing something akin to a self-destruct button. The provision said that if a Kansas court were to strike down a 2014 law concerning the selection of chief judges, funding for the courts would be “declared null and void.”
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Law Practice Management: Do Not Compete on Price or you will lose
Are you being continually forced to compete for clients based on price? If so, then you need to be aware of what is at the root of this problem: chasing the wrong prospects is the basis of all pricing problems.
Casting a wide net for clients without applying any targeting criteria is dangerous because sometimes it works. The clients you get by doing this are inevitably those that will pound you on price and beat up on your staff as well.
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Law Practice Tips: Fixing Your Bio on Your Webpage
If a client comes to your website homepage, once they confirm that they have in fact come to a lawyer’s website, the first thing they want to know is who they will be working with.
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Florida Legal Updates: Taxi Drivers sue Florida regarding Uber
The spat between taxi companies and Uber-style ride services, already divisive in three counties, got uglier this week.
Taxi firms in Tallahassee and Broward County sued the state, alleging its agencies aren’t requiring Uber and competitor Lyft to prove the way they calculate trip distances, and charges, is accurate, the News Service of Florida reports.
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Florida Fraud Law: Wire Transfer Scams
n May, the North Carolina State Bar and Lawyers Mutual warned about fraudulent activity related to wired funds in real estate transactions. The scam described in those alerts involved communications from a purported seller or realtor asking the attorney to modify the way closing proceeds should be delivered – either changing from a check to a wire, or changing the wire instructions from one bank account to another. In fact, a scammer had gained access to the email account of one of the parties to the transaction. When the lawyer follows the false instructions, funds are delivered to the scammer’s bank account and cannot be retrieved.
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