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Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Over the course of his 35-year career he was a solo practitioner, corporate lawyer, legal editor, Legal Aid staff attorney and insurance risk manager. Today he helps lawyers and firms put more mojo in their practice through marketing, work-life balance and reclaiming passion for what they do. He is available for consultations, retreats and presentations.

4 Tips for Boosting Mobile Searches of Your Firm

This just in from the tech office: it seems people aren’t using their mobile devices to find a lawyer the same way they find a pizza delivery service. And when they do use their phone to secure counsel, odds are it will be for a criminal or personal injury case. Around 60 percent of Google searches take… Read More

Hybrid Practice in Atlanta is First in Nation

A firm in Atlanta is launching what it calls the first-ever hybrid law practice in the country. Taylor English Duma, which has about 150 lawyers, plans to hire partners to work remotely from their homes nationwide, creating a virtual hub for the firm, which will keep its main operations centralized in Atlanta.… Read More

Have You Read Your Attorney Bio Lately?

Here’s a little risk management exercise: go to your website right now and read your attorney bio. If it’s like most attorney bios, it provides a lot of data but little juice. There are facts about your education, your hometown, your degrees and accomplishments. There is probably a head shot. But… Read More

ABA Revamping Standards for Law School Online Courses

How many hours of online courses should law schools be allowed to offer? Should students have to complete a certain number of classroom hours before studying online? Can schools offer 100 percent distance learning, with no brick-and-mortar courses at all? These are some of the questions on the front burner at… Read More

Just Do It Later is a Poor Law Slogan

Part of the genius of the Nike slogan Just Do It is that it speaks to a fundamental – and empowering – truth about human nature. It feels good to Just Do It. Do what? Anything. To get up and moving. Once you get started, physically and mentally, you often find it’s easier than you expected, a… Read More

Robot Lawyers Are Coming For Your Clients

A robot lawyer that has helped hundreds of thousands of drivers beat traffic tickets without having to use an attorney has announced plans to expand into other practice areas. The legal chatbot DoNotPay is branching into nearly one thousand additional legal areas, including consumer rights, employment law and … Read More

Can You Pass This Conflict of Interest Quiz?

Few qualities are more highly valued by clients than undivided loyalty. They want to know their lawyer is on their side and fighting for them – and them alone. They don’t want outside interests, including the lawyer’s own interests, to get in the way. People can sense if you’re on thei… Read More

“Gonna Fly Now,” Sang Lawyers Mutual in 1977

Film fans agree that 1977 was a golden year for cinema, with Rocky winning the Academy Award for Best Picture. The story of a never-say-die boxing underdog bested other Best Picture nominees – Network, All The President’s Men and Taxi Driver – that would become classics in their own right. M… Read More

How to Drop a Bomb in Your Opening Statements

The next time you stand up in court to deliver an opening statement, look over at the jury box and see each of the jurors as a potential client. That’s the advice of one litigator who has been involved in some of the biggest trials of the past half-century. “Your first goal is to show the jury tha… Read More

How Baby Boomers and Millennials Can Thrive Together in the Law Office

Chances are your firm includes a mix of Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. Even if you practice solo, you run into a generational variety of clients and colleagues every day. So you know firsthand that people from different generations tend to act and respond in different ways. Understanding these differ… Read More