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Erik Mazzone is the practice management advisor in residence at Lawyers Mutual. He is available to LML insureds to book a free practice management or legal tech consultation. You can book directly with him at www.calendly.com/erikmazzone

 

Preparing for an Economic Downturn Part 2: Protecting Cash Flow and Client Base

I grew up with my German grandma living with my family. She was like a third parent to my brother and me. She wasn’t an educated person; her formal schooling ended in 8th grade and she immigrated to the US in the early 1920’s after she turned 18. She was smart and wise and had lived through the best and worst the 20th century had to offer.   Read More

Preparing for an Economic Downturn

Small confession: there was a time, about 20 years ago, I was on a night flight back from Houston. I had spent all week at a stressful NITA advocacy program. I was exhausted and couldn't wait to get home to my own bed. And for some reason, out of nowhere on this very routine flight, I developed an immediate and intense fear of flying that lasted for two or three years. For years after that night, every time I flew anywhere, I was freaked out and terrified about crashing. Not a super fun travel experience for Mrs. Mazzone.   Read More

Preparing for an Economic Downturn

Part 1: Introduction Small confession: there was a time, about 20 years ago, I was on a night flight back from Houston. I had spent all week at a stressful NITA advocacy program. I was exhausted and couldn't wait to get home to my own bed. And for some reason, out of nowhere on this very routine flight, I deve… Read More

Top 6 iOS 16 Features for Lawyers

If you are one of the many, many lawyers who has an iPhone tucked away in a pocket or bag, you have probably noticed by now that Apple released a new operating system for the iPhone, iOS 16. The updates with the new number (as opposed to the decimal additions like 16.0.1.1) are the big ones. The ones where Apple packs in a lot of new features and injects your aging phone with a shot of new life.   Read More

The Best Money You Will Spend on Your Firm’s Tech This Year

There’s a certain kind of advice you get once in a while that is a little infuriating. I’ve certainly gotten it a bunch, I bet you have, too. It never fails to irritate me. And here I am now about to do the same thing to you. It happened to me most recently with a lawyer friend who is really into photography. He takes amazing pictures and has one of those fancy cameras with the big lenses that you carry around separately in its own backpack. He brings back incredible photos from national parks and foreign destinations.   Read More

Next Time You Need Some Legal Tech, Check Out the LawNext Directory

When it comes to purchasing things, I am a thorough – some would ungenerously say “obsessive” - researcher. I will run down friends, experts, user reviews, Reddit postings, Google reviews and more or less absorb what virtually any nut with a keyboard and an internet connection has to say about… Read More

Enough With the Robot Lawyers Already

In the morning before I leave for work, I ask my Google App how long it is going to take me to drive to the office and what the weather will be. In the evening when I return home, I ask Alexa (the virtual assistant that powers the Amazon Echo speaker) to continue reading aloud my current Kindle book so I … Read More

Preparing for an Economic Downturn

Part 1: Introduction Small confession: there was a time, about 20 years ago, I was on a night flight back from Houston. I had spent all week at a stressful NITA advocacy program. I was exhausted and couldn't wait to get home to my own bed. And for some reason, out of nowhere on this very routine flight, I deve… Read More