New Contributors: Part 1
We’re in the midst of a refresh of Small Firm Innovation, and it occurred to me that I’ve done a poor job updating the Contributors page. I’m so used to promoting our Contributors on Twitter and Google+ (yes, really) I forget about the page. There are 14 new Contributors, so I’m breaking this up into two posts. Here are the first seven, in no particular order:
Better known as The Droid Lawyer™, I’ve been following him on Twitter for, well, awhile. I’m a big fan of #android, and in a see of iPhone and iPad-related blogs for lawyers, it’s refreshing and exciting to see a blog devoted to all things Android for lawyers. He’s written two excellent posts for Small Firm Innovation. One on the Missing App theme, and his Law School Wish List.
Joseph was a #goneclio interview, and during the course of the interview he talked about how he uses Evernote in his practice. It dawned on me that he’d make an excellent addition to Small Firm Innovation. He’s posted about eFax systems, doing your own taxes, Missing Apps and meeting and managing client expectations.
My interactions with Anthony are mainly through Solosez, an ABA Listserv, so imagine my surprise when I learned that he was also a Clio user. And, like Joseph during his interview, another excellent addition to Small Firm Innovation. For Anthony, it was his discussion about his office manager that prompted me to ask him to contribute, and delivered a post on expanding virtual practice.
From time to time, it’s helpful to hear directly from the source about a particular product, like RightSignature. Daryl Bernstein is the CEO of RightSignature, and offered up a useful post on electronic signatures. One of the cool things about running this blog is the opportunity to highlight the future, and think how much easier it would have been if I had known about such a tool two or even three years ago. I was printing out documents, signing them and then fighting with a scanner so I could email back the documents. No need to learn the hard way now!
Eric contacted me through the submission form, and sent along a post that offered up a good comparison of online versus offline storage. It was early days still for Small Firm Innovation, and online storage and cloud computing were still being hotly debated in the legal sphere. There is an argument to be made the debate is still hot, but Eric laid out the pros and cons of online and offline storage, and added to a growing resource for solo and small firm lawyers having the same debate.
Who doesn’t know Gerry? I still draw a blank. If you want to know about lawyers and video marketing, Gerry is your guy. He consistently puts out useful information, in video and written format, that teaches lawyers how to leverage video marketing. And this day and age of YouTube, Vimeo and its ilk, online video is hard to ignore. So I was really excited when he submitted a post on video marketing for lawyers. And not just about video marketing for lawyers, but what to talk about! I learned something as video holds a fascination for me, but alas, I’m camera shy. No doubt, some lawyer are as well. Gerry walks you through what to talk about, taking away some of that camera shy fear.
I know Jay from Twitter. Surprise. Surprise. He’s a good guy to know, especially if you’re looking to start a blog or build a website using WordPress. It’s open source (bonus!) and becoming more and more popular with lawyers. Jay lays out a plan and offers some good tips on using a self-hosted WordPres website to make it your best marketing investment.
So that’s a little bit about the first seven of our 14 new, or perhaps latest, Contributors. A big thanks to them, to all of our Contributors and all of you who read and comment on this blog. Much appreciated!
Interested in contributing? Drop me a line with your post and/or ideas.