Resources

This section of the site has a host of resources for everything from law practice management to web design to research on the internet.

I hope what you find here is helpful. Topics are listed alphabetically.

Please check back often, as more resources are added frequently!

Computers

Online backups:

Restoring lost data:

Technology help:

Court information

To find court information online, look at the dockets database at www.llrx.com/courtrules/

Public access to the federal court docket database is available at http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/

Domain Names

Search to see what is available at:

Email

Need to send large files? Check out:

Ethics

Hrcick.com
http://www.hricik.com/business.html
Links to ethics rules and opinions for all states in the U.S.

Experts

Faxes (on line)

Government documents

Need to find government documents? Try www.firstgov.gov

Jury Verdicts

Find out what your case is worth by checking out online jury verdicts at www.morelaw.com

Law Practice Management

A great practice management publication is the ABA’s Law Practice Today

ABA Law Practice Management Division website provides news, tips, great CLE programs and more.

New York State Bar Association Practice Management Section site: http://tinyurl.com/rvopa

Legal Discussion Groups

Solosez – An ABA listserv for solo and small firm lawyers www.solosez.net

Solomarketing – formed as a splinter group from Solosez, Solomarketing discusses all aspects of marketing for your law practice. For information, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ and search for Solomarketing.

Lawtech – Informal e-mail discussion list focused on legal  technology.  Get tech help and find out about the latest technology trends.  View the archives and subscribe at : http://mail.abanet.org/archives/lawtech.html

Legal Research and Writing

Lisa Solomon, Esq. www.questionoflaw.net

Legal Technology

The ABA’s Law Technology Resource Center provides a collection of technology resources and information for the legal professional.  View current articles:  http://www.lawtechnology.org (articles are free but access to certain archives require ABA membership)

Site-tation: Law Technology Resource Center’s free newsletter highlighting new or useful websites of interest to attorneys.  View archives and subscribe at: http://www.lawtechnology.org/site-tation

Informal e-mail discussion list focused on legal  technology.  Get tech help and find out about the latest technology trends.  View the archives and subscribe at : http://mail.abanet.org/archives/lawtech.html

Marketing Resources

Action Plan Marketing (Robert Middleton)http://tinyurl.com/jzgz3
A great site for low cost information about marketing, article writing, web sites, and more.

Medical  Information

Office Support

legal typistLegal Transcription and Off-site Secretarial Services LegalTypist has been providing legal transcription and customized off site secretarial solutions to sole practitioners, multiple attorney firms and companies working within the legal industry since April of 2001. http://www.legaltypist.com.

Postage

www.stamps.com
Eliminate the need to go to the post office – do it all from your desktop

www.endicia.com

Netposthttp://tinyurl.com/xvdp
Create and send postcards and letters right from your computer. You can also upload flyers, booklets and other materials and send them without ever having to go to the post office.

Press releases

Printing

Business cards and other business printing needs:

Netposthttp://tinyurl.com/xvdp
Create and send postcards and letters right from your computer. You can also upload flyers, booklets and other materials and send them without ever having to go to the post office.

Shipping labels: www.goodlabelsforless.com

Research

Need to find old web pages, or old versions of current sites? Look at www.archive.org

Don’t have a regular subscription to a research service like Lexis? You can get some opinions on an hourly, daily or weekly basis through www.lexisone.com

Public records – to research public records, try Search Systems at www.searchsystems.net

Full text sources – www.law.cornell.edu

Links to federal courts – www.law.emory.edu/fedcts

Researchwww.findlaw.com

Need a law librarian online? Here it is – for a small  charge www.lrsionline.net

Legal research newsletter and links to “sites worth visiting.” – www.inter-alia.net

Alert service for legal newswww.law.com

Bill texts, summaries and status, Congressional record, the Constitution and more information can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov

Bills, Congressional record, laws, US Code, CFR, Federal Register and the U.S. Supreme Court – www.gpoaccess.gov

Find all kinds of information atwww.refdesk.com

Surveys

Take one of my surveys to get you thinking about your practice:

Law Firm Report Card: http://www.assessmentgenerator.com/H/cRacshields1139246260.html

Law Firm Survey: http://www.assessmentgenerator.com/H/cRacshields1133385230.html

Solo Survey: http://www.assessmentgenerator.com/H/cRacshields1133384524.html

Science

www.science.govScience and technology information

Technology

The Legal Technology Resource Center of the American Bar Association includes all kinds of information related to legal technology, including a buyer’s guide, publications, a legal technology bloga yearly report on legal technology, and more.

Websites

Amicus Creative MediaAmicus Creative Media LLC is a leading law firm website design and marketing company made up of a talented group of professionals including attorneys, web developers, graphic designers and marketing experts who have come together to create the most comprehensive, feature-packed attorney website system available today.

Taking over 750 law firms to new heights since the company’s inception in 2007, Amicus Creative offers firms a completely custom website solution which increases visibility, generates new business and supercharges referrals. All of the sites they develop include a stunning design, unlimited revisions and site pages, an extensive content library and integrated site tools such as click to call technology, integrated blogging, a comprehensive newsletter system and online event management designed to engage clients, prospective clients and colleagues.

 To learn more visit amicuscreative.com or call one of their marketing consultants at 877-269-0076

websitesforlawyers.comWebsites For Lawyers is a full-service web design and Internet marketing company specializing in designing, developing and enhancing customized, results-driven websites for solo practitioners, small and medium-sized law firms. Their SEO and local marketing services help attorneys gain exposure to potential clients at the very times they’re seeking legal help and advice online. Websites For Lawyers is a sister site to WebsiteDesignandMarketing.net, which helps local business owners extend and enhance their local Internet presence.

Contact them at:

Gary Victor (New York)
(516) 238 5252
Gary@WebsitesforLawyers.net

Work/Life Balance

Free e-newsletter covering work-life balance and legal humor:
The Timesheet: http://www.thebillablehour.com/timesheet.php

Please note that the sites and references contained here are for informational purposes only. Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. does not make any warranties, express or implied, about the accuracy or suitability of the sites, services, vendors, authors or information listed herein.

In no event shall Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. be responsible or liable for loss of profit, or any commercial damages, including, but not limited to, special incidental, consequential, or any other damages in connection with or arising out of the use of any of the above sites, services, vendors, or information.

Allison

Allison C. Shields
Legal Ease Consulting, Inc
Creating Productive, Profitable and Enjoyable Law Practices

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