A Social Media Primer for Lawyers by Jeff Krause
Today, I have the pleasure to be speaking to EPICOR (Estate Planning Institute of Collaborative Resources) a group of Wisconsin and Illinois estate planning attorneys. I could have done the presentation remotely but who could pass up a trip to beautiful Door County, Wisconsin?
My presentation today is on social media and how attorneys can use blogging, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to help them market their firm. I like my presentations to be as real as possible. I have always felt that it is one thing to say that blogging is really easy. It has much more impact when you can demonstrate it. So, I have created this short post to publish during my presentation.
If you are interested you can find the materials for this presentation on the Presentation Downloads page of my website.
Krause Practice Management is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2011 President’s Circle for TABS3 and PracticeMaster by Software Technology, Inc. KPM is one of only twenty national resellers of TABS3 and PracticeMaster to achieve this status. Thanks to everyone at STI for this recognition and for their dedication and hard work. They are a pleasure to work with. Last, but not least, thanks to all of our TABS3 and PracticeMaster clients for trusting us with their legal technology.
See You at LegalTech New York by Jeff Krause
I am very much looking forward to my first trip to LegalTech New York next week. While I have been to the ABA Techshow many times and LegalTech West Coast several times, I have never made it out to New York for the biggest legal technology show of the year.
If you are going to be at LegalTech, look me up. It is always great to put a face with a name. For the most part, I will be hanging around the exhibit hall. In particular, I will be helping out at the Grundig Business Systems booth.
Law Technology News Vendor Awards Announced by Jeff Krause
Law Technology News (LTN) has just announced its vendor awards for 2010 and a number of products supported by Krause Practice Management and Lawtopia made this exclusive list. Unlike past years, where awards were handed out for various categories like “Case Management” or “Document Management” and based primarily on a popularity vote, this year’s list was all about customer satisfaction. First, to be considered, product had to reach a 60% “likely to recommend” score. Second, they were rated on nine specific aspects, including such things as customer service, features, and value for price.
The new rating system resulted in a short list of four products rated at the Gold level, five rated at Silver level, and seven rated at Bronze level. Lexis won the most awards with four out the sixteen awarded.
Among the products supported by Krause Practice Management, TABS / PracticeMaster and Worldox won Gold and Time Matters won Bronze. Congratulations to all of our friends at Software Technologies, World Software and LexisNexis. In addition, several products supported by our Lawtopia partners were recognized with awards.
A complete list of the award winners and the criteria by which they were selected can be found at LTN 2010 Vendor Awards.
Swimmer Indian Law Blog by Jeff Krause
John Swimmer, a KPM client, recently began blogging on Indian Law issues at the Swimmer Indian Law Blog. The blog is about Federal Indian Law issues, Wisconsin Tribal Court Decisions, Supreme Court Cases and Federal Court cases related to Indian tribes and anything else John finds interesting. John says he started the blog to provide a resource on Indian law as there are very few resources in this area, especially for Wisconsin lawyers.
John is a former president of the Wisconsin State bar Indian Law Section. Visit his firm website at Swimmer Law Offices.
I had the pleasure to speak at the Considerations for Starting a Law Practice program today in Wausau, Wisconsin. The program was sponsored by the Law Office Management Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Other speakers were Terry Dunst, Tom Schober, Jon Groth, Nerino Petro, Kristi Fry, Sally Anderson and Andrew Nelson.
You can download PDFs of my materials through the following links.
Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Wrap-Up by Jeff Krause
It was another great year at the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference in the Wisconsin Dells. Exhibiting, helping out with the Technology Track and catching up with clients and friends made for a busy three days but I managed to sit in on a few presentations as well as give a few. Keith Hawk was great as always in speaking about Get Real Selling Principals for Lawyers and I learned a lot in Ken Matejka’s presentation on Getting Clients into Your Firm from Google. I sat in on Marty Ditkof and Sarit Singhal in their talk about taking Marty’s office virtual as well as Ross Kodner and Nerino Petro on Office 2010.
I presented twice. I had the pleasure to present How to Create Your Own Website on a Small Budget with my Lawtopia partner, Robert Gray. I solo presented Workflow in the Digital Age: Hands on Digital Dictation and Scanning. Both presentations are available for download on the presentations page of the Krause Practice Management website.
See you next year.
Live Post – Create Your Own Website on a Small Budget by Jeff Krause
This page was created live at the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference. Lawtopia partners Jeff Krause and Robert Gray are presenting to an attentive audience.
We would like to extend a special welcome to audience member Carissa Giebel of Legacy Law Group, LLC and thank them for their attendence with an SEO enhancing link to their firm website.
If you would like to download the written materials for this presentation, they can be found at Create Your Own Website on a Small Budget (Word Document). The presentation slides are at Create Your Own Website on a Small Budget (PowerPoint).
Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference This Week by Jeff Krause
This Thursday through Saturday, October 28-30, it’s time once again for the Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference. This year, it will be held at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Krause Practice Management will be exhibiting again this year and I will be speaking at two sessions. On Thursday, I will be presenting with my Lawtopia partner, Robert Gray, Create Your Own Web Site on a Small Budget, where we will speak on how to get your business online. On Friday, I will be presenting Workflow in the Digital Age, and speak on how digital dictation and scanning technologies can be used to enhance firm workflow and productivity.
I am looking forward to another great conference this year. I hope to see many of you there.
PMACC 2010 is in Las Vegas by Jeff Krause
In just a few days, the 5th annual practice management conference sponsored by LexisNexis begins at the new Aria Hotel in Las Vegas. I am looking forward to catching up with many old friends and making some new ones.
This year, I will be speaking twice. On Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m., I have the pleasure of speaking to the entire CIC community. The topic will be Five Ways to a Successful CIC Business. On Thursday at 11:00 a.m., I will be speaking to the customer portion of the conference. The topic will be Automating Firm Workflow in Time Matters. After the conference, I will be posting the materials on my website.
Look for me and the other Lawtopians. We will be there in force.