Archive for March 2012

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Will Power! New Infographic

Do you have Will power?  Turns out that only 50 percent of Americans do, and they may be unwittingly leaving the future to chance. At Rocket Lawyer, we’re working to […]

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Got a Mega Millions pool? Make sure everyone gets their share

With the lottery jackpot hitting new highs, chances are a few people in your office or your neighborhood are banding together with dreams of becoming instant millionaires. The odds may […]

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No Charisma? No Focus? No Problem! — This Week in Small Business

We know, we know. The title of this piece feels like some sort of mutated Tony Robbins seminar or one of those bogus emails that weasels its way past your […]

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Create Your Perfect Career In The Legal Industry

Regardless of the truth of the statement, it’s become almost cliche to suggest that most attorneys hate their jobs. Of course, I suspect that the number of people in the […]

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Meet Robert Howe, Rocket Lawyer Attorney of the Year

We’re pleased to present this profile of Real Estate attorney Robert Howe, Rocket Lawyer’s Northeast Attorney of the Year!   Robert exemplifies everything we were looking for when we announced […]

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What You Need to Know about the USDA’s New Meat Product Labeling Requirements

Have you been following the ‘pink slime’ controversy? Guest contributor Richard Console, a personal injury attorney who practices in Philadelphia, explains why the USDA’s new labeling requirements aren’t as straightforward […]

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Use Repetition and Consistency to Be a Better Blogger

As a lawyer, blogging is a fantastic way to establish your reputation within the industries you represent, enhance your reputation amongst your colleagues, and demonstrate your knowledge and competence as […]

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Recent Updates Make Legal Research on Google Scholar More Efficient

As we previously discussed, Google Scholar is a surprisingly powerful, free legal research tool provided by Google. Without any charge or membership required, Google Scholar provides fully searchable access to full text […]

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Congress Tackles Crowdfunding, Romney Helps Etch a Sketch, and So Much More — This Week in Small Business

Dear campaign aides, When a journalist asks you if your candidates stances might hurt him in the general election, it’s best not to answer like this: “Well, I think you […]

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iPad For Lawyers

As of December 2011, before the release of the “New iPad,” Apple had reportedly sold 55.28 million iPads. With the recent release of the iPad 3, those numbers have undoubtedly […]

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Ten Tips For Getting More Out Of Google Search in Your Law Practice

You may use Google everyday, but the odds are that you are unfamiliar with the full extent of Google’s search capabilities. With the right knowledge, you can use Google to […]

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Developing Your Niche Market Slowly But Surely

We recently discussed how you can develop your own niche market for your practice. Developing a niche market can be overwhelming, especially if you are practicing a new area of law. […]

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Homeless hotspots & social mobile; who wins the Great Recession?

A while back, I was lucky enough to attend South by Southwest, and that week’s long arbiter of What’s Cool in Every Industry is still chugging along in Austin, Texas […]

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Use LinkedIn’s Signal Feature to Get More Out of Your LinkedIn Account

LinkedIn recently added a fantastic new feature to their site that can radically change the way you consume the information in your social media stream. The feature is called “LinkedIn […]

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Using Evernote to manage your case files

By providing a powerful and intuitive method to store, organize and search through large amounts of information on any computer, tablet or smart phone, Evernote provides lawyers with the ability […]

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Five Tips To Maximize The Value of Your Facebook Page

Sam Glover at The Lawyerist recently explained why he thought you should delete your Facebook Page for your firm. He argues that most people never visits Facebook pages and that […]

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Congratulations to the 2011 Rocket Lawyer Attorney of the Year Winners!

According to the ABA, there were 1.2 million licensed attorneys in the United States in 2011.  Most of them aren’t household names, like F Lee Bailey or Alan Dershowitz, but […]

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Jeopardy!, Cash Mobs, and Happy Employees — This Week in Small Business

For some reason, I still take the Jeopardy! contestant test every year. Sure, my geography knowledge is suspect and my High Art know-how is non-existent, but I keep hoping that […]

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How To Make a Great LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is undisputed as the world’s largest professional network. Unlike Facebook, for example, people primarily use LinkedIn for business purposes. The reasons this is beneficial for professional networking purposes should […]

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Why Fewer Firms Are Blocking Attorney Access To Social Media

According to a recent report by Gartner, Inc., “Fewer than 30 percent of large organizations will block employee access to social media sites by 2014, compared with 50 percent in […]

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Why Facebook Is Great For Networking and Marketing

Chances are you already have a Facebook page. If you don’t, you may want to consider creating one now. Forget the fact that Facebook can be a great way to […]

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This Week in Small Business — Leap Year Edition!

Last week, we looked at what your customers want (whether they know it or not). This week? We’ll be looking at what thrives in a down economy, why all your […]

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How To Use Square or PayPal To Accept Credit Cards

By this time, most of our readers have likely accepted that the practice of law is changing in a number of important ways. For example, we use email to correspond […]

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Get on the List: Sociable Lawyer Premiere Event at SXSW

Are you a music-lover, networker-extraordinaire, rock-star of an attorney? Then you just might be going to SXSW 2012.  Remember to mark your calendar for what’s sure to be another great […]