Entries by Maria Barbera

TECHnically Speaking: Reflections on the ABA TechShow

On March 7th, 2018, PracticePanther kicked off its third year at the annual ABA TechShow in Chicago, Illinois. If there’s anything we’ve learned in our three years’ worth of ABA memories and experiences, it’s that every year brings forth an incomparable and unique opportunity to connect with professionals from all corners of the legal, tech, […]

Put Your Money Where You Medal Is- Examining the Olympic Tax

Winning a medal at the Olympics is a comparable culmination of professional achievement for athletes, an elevation of athletes from high-performing people to bona fide national heroes. From becoming household names to finding their likenesses on cereal boxes, Gatorade bottles, and Nike commercials, Olympic medalists see a chain of events following their victories that not […]

Five Reasons Why It’s Difficult for Attorneys to Advertise on Facebook

With more than two billion users worldwide, Facebook is the most dominant social media platform on Earth. In 2017, advertisers spent nearly $36 billion trying to reach those users, with varying levels of success. Advertising legal services on Facebook is a bit tricky for many reasons, which means the traditional rules followed by other businesses […]

How to Get New Clients for Your Law Firm by Marketing like a Boss

For most attorneys, the most significant struggle isn’t handling the case, understanding the law, or dealing with persnickety filing requirements. The challenge lies in getting the client in the door and making them a client. It can be especially tough if you’re trying to build a practice while competing with the firms who spend millions […]

Some of the Highest Medical Malpractice Settlements in Recent History

Malpractice is a threat that not only hangs over the medical community but also the patients and their families. Below are just a few of the highest medical malpractice settlements in recent history. Johns Hopkins Hospital In 2014, this hospital in Baltimore, Maryland had to pay a settlement of $190 million to 8,000 plaintiffs. This […]

Why the Billable Hour Is Here to Stay

  While you may grind away on files day in and day out through six-minute intervals, tracking the time can prove distracting and burdensome. The billable hour remains the standard method for billing with lawyers, and this has been the standard for decades. Despite the longevity of the billable hour, plenty of lawyers believe they […]

Top Five Reasons Why Every Attorney Should Attend Legal Conferences

    There are several challenges in selecting a legal conference to attend in any given year but that doesn’t mean dump the idea in your trash bin and keep it moving. The reality is that in any given year, there is a multitude of legal conferences throughout the year, in different parts of the […]