Attorney Eleanor Doermann explains how she used her business experience as a physical therapist to become a private-practice lawyer helping LGBTQ seniors.
I am always on the lookout for new ideas, tools, or products that are helpful to lawyers. If you have 2 minutes to spare, watch the video at the end of this post compiled by Streaming.Lawyer blogger Mitch Jackson. It highlights how Mitch uses the following every day in his law practice:
bombbomb – an online service that records, sends, and tracks simple email videos to stand out in your client’s crowded inbox.
Zoom video conferencing – Modern video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. (I use Zoom for online CLEs and recommend it highly.)
eCamm – live video streaming for Mac platforms. Compatible with Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, and Twitch.
AgoraPulse – social media management. Should you have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube? Yes, but who has the time. This product allows you to schedule content, get reports, and engage followers with one simple tool.
GoogleKeep – Keep is simple way to capture notes, lists, and reminders on the go. Record voice memos and Keep will automatically transcribe them! Check off completed tasks; add a collaborator to notes and lists; add photos and drawings, or draw on photos; search notes by automagically created topics; group notes together with #labels; color notes; access your notes on any device; syncs automatically to your phone, tablet, watch, and laptop via the Google Keep website, or Chrome app.
Use “Ok Google” voice commands to “take a note” or “add to to-do list.”
Canva – use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share, and print business cards, logos, presentations and more. Accounts are free.
Calendly – online scheduling is the most efficient way to set depositions, mediations, and meetings. Free and integrates with Google, Outlook, Office 365 or iCloud calendar so you’re never double booked.
Smartline – a second phone number app from GoDaddy. Unlimited texts and minutes for $9.99 per month (free 30-day trial available). Install the app on your current smartphone. Save your private number for friends and family and use Smartline for business calls.
Nimble – relationship-building software. Log on to your Nimble dashboard to manage client relationships and contacts.
Here’s Mitch’s video:
It has been a busy three years at Oregon Law Practice Management! If you missed Technology Tips for Busy Legal Professionals, Practical Time Management, or any of my other recent CLEs, then a visit to the online store is in order.
Check the list below for the latest additions to my on demand CLE offerings. While you’re there, download my free eBook, Tips for Improving Client Relationships.
NEW TO ON DEMAND CLE
- Technology Tips for Busy Legal Professionals
- Practical Time Management
- Advanced Trust Accounting
- Trust Accounting Fundamentals
- Best Practices for Client Intake, Engagement, and Workflow
- Best Practices for Docketing, Conflicts, Disengagement, and File Retention
- 7 Steps to Building Better Client Relationships
- eCourt Malpractice Traps
- Ethical Dilemmas: Unclaimed Client Funds
- Ethical Guidelines for Client Files
- Ethical Trust Accounting
- Fee Agreements – Ethical Dos and Don’ts
- Limiting Exposure to Conflicts
- Oregon eService
All programs are $25. Every on demand CLE purchase includes:
- MP4 download (combined audio and video file)
- M4a download (audio only)
- Written program materials, including presentation slides and resources
- Answers to polling questions asked during the live CLE
- MCLE Form 6 for self-reporting of MCLE credits
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New Podcast on Law Student Mental Health –
Law students may experience significant stress in law school without much to access in the way of resources. This new podcast addresses that need.
If you have students working in your office, encourage them to listen to the podcast. Point them to our own Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, which serves students in addition to lawyers.
Stress in Life and the Law