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I’ve been quiet here; but elsewhere busy with a new book, and legal seminar stuff

2012 07 04 ScreenshotSorry I’ve been a little quiet on the blog here lately, but I’ve been busy with some good stuff. First, I just submitted the first draft of my book “Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers” to the good folks at the ABA Law Practice Management section. It’ll be released in late November if all goes right, and I’ll keep you posted when that happens.

I’ve also been busy ramping up the legal seminar business that Dane Ciolino and I started. Megan Hargroder came on board as a partner last year and has been busy working on a redesign of our blog, and a general branding makeover. We’ve changed the name of the website

The new website name is, and our new banner logo is awesome. We will be making some more small design tweaks in the coming days. The main thing about the change is that it’s easier to market our seminars to lawyers if they have a memorable idea of what we do. The new name is easier to remember, even if it sounds like we are more limited in the scope of what we teach.

Sure, we teach lawyers about how to use lots of different kinds of technology, but a core message is: lawyers who become paperless (or at least move towards a paperless law practice) have an edge. They can be more efficient, work on the go more easily, and save time and money for themselves and their clients. Lawyers who are mostly paperless find it easier to incorporate other types of technology; their tech skills are constantly being honed by the things that they routinely do in their paperless practice.

Tomorrow, Dane and I are doing one of our three hour introductory seminars on becoming paperless for lawyers in Baton Rouge. If you’re interested you can learn more about it, and sign up here. It’s almost booked up completely so you should definitely sign up in advance. If people wan to sign up at the door we’ll obviously try to accommodate them, but it’s more disruptive (so we charge a little more), and there are no guarantees for admission if we get too many folks.

There’s lots more stuff to announce, but for now that’ll give you a sense of what kinds of acorns I’ve been gathering. Be sure to follow PaperlessChase on Twitter! And sign up for our email newsletter so you get the scoop on future seminars. We’ve got a 3 hour seminar on iPads for Lawyers set in mid-September in New Orleans that will be awesome!

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