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Author Archives: Jane Pribek

Google Chat a good call as phone option

I’ve written before about lawyers’ increasingly common use of Gmail. I’ve also written about the cost-effectiveness and ease-of-use of Skype, for lawyers and everybody else.

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Webinars can save time, money

A couple of weeks ago, my daughters, my dog and myself were all instructed that, no matter how grave the emergency might be, we were not to interrupt Daddy working in his home office for the next hour or so, because he’d be giving a webinar — and we were not on the agenda. He intrepidly entered the office and ...

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Keeping levity in the law office

When I learned our new managing editor’s name is Casey Laughman, I asked, only half-kidding, if he has a sense of humor. Grasping that baton of a bad joke, a couple of people on the Law Journal staff responded that he’d been administered a battery of tests of his trivia knowledge of Monty Python movies and any movies starring former ...

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Adopt a ‘Groups Mentality’ for free marketing

LinkedIn occasionally e-mails me updates about what the members of my professional network are up to, and I noticed the last time around that the e-mail always informs me about a few of the groups people have joined. This got me thinking about groups as a free marketing tool for lawyers. After spending a little time on Google, I discovered ...

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Animal cruelty bill in the works

It’s not often I’m given a soapbox. But since David Ziemer suggested swapping columns – he’d write about ways to save money in the law office, and I’d write something voicing a strong opinion, here goes. What David learned from our little experiment was that, try as he might to avoid his dark side, it still slipped out. I’ve found, ...

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Commentary: Can Avvo Answers help you get more clients?

As attorneys and counselors-at-law, you answer questions all day long for paying clients. But have you ever considered answering questions on the Web as a means of obtaining more paying clients? Some attorneys have had success using Avvo Answers, a free legal advice forum for consumers. Avvo says it’s “the world’s largest legal directory.” You likely received an e-mail from ...

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