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Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.
Long Island, New York
I help prevent "Lawyer Meltdown" through practice management and business development coaching and consulting for lawyers.
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It's been quite some time since I posted here since most of my content is being posed on the Lawyer Meltdown website, but I wanted to share this Inspiring Business podcast episode where I was interviewed by Mark Bullock, one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2023 at Legal Ease Blog
Every year, the ABA and the Legal Technology Resource Center conduct a legal technology survey seeking information from law firms of all sizes about how they use technology for everything from cybersecurity to cloud computing services to marketing and more.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2022 at Legal Ease Blog
Infographics can be a great way for lawyers to convey complicated information quickly and easily within their firm as well as to clients and prospects. This post discusses ways lawyers can use infographics in their practice and some tools to quickly and easily create them. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at Legal Ease Blog
We're only a few hours from 2021. Most of us are more than happy to say goodbye to 2020, even knowing that restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to continue for a while. But there is some good... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Legal Ease Blog
I am excited to announce that after many years of teaching and training and writing about LinkedIn, Dennis Kennedy (my co-author on Make LinkedIn Work for You, A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and other Legal Professionals) and I have officially... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Legal Ease Blog
In this week that NY law grads were originally scheduled to be taking the bar exam, the New York State Court of Appeals (the highest court in the state) has announced a revision of its rules to temporarily authorize qualifying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at Legal Ease Blog
Over the past few months, you’ve probably attended or hosted more Zoom meetings than you every thought possible – from internal office meetings to client consultations to bar association meetings, family dinners and virtual happy hours, Zoom has become the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2020 at Legal Ease Blog
I'll be participating in this week's two-day virtual conference, Rocket Aid. Rocket Aid is a charitable virtual conference being held later this week - Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17, 2020. The conference takes place over two days, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Legal Ease Blog
In honor of our new book, Make LinkedIn Work for You, A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals, my co-author, Dennis Kennedy and I have put together this list of tips to help you with how you use... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Legal Ease Blog
As you may have heard, Google released a new algorithm, known as BERT, that will affect the results when you perform a search using Google. Is it time to panic? Pay a lot of money to an SEO "expert" to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Legal Ease Blog
Don't you just wish you could press the reset button sometimes? This idea seems to keep popping up in different forms recently, so I thought it might be time to blog about it. Which may be ironic since I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Legal Ease Blog
A number of things have kept me from posting since the ABA TECHSHOW, so I never had an opportunity to do a recap of the event, but one thing I did want to talk about was my new standing desk.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Legal Ease Blog
We're just about two weeks away from ABA TECHSHOW® 2019 to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago beginning on February 27, 2019, so it's time to get planning for the event! This year's ABA TECHSHOW features over 60 educational... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Legal Ease Blog
LinkedIn can be a powerful networking tool, but so few people (including lawyers) take advantage of the power of LinkedIn or leverage it to build their networks and their businesses. If you're just starting out or if you want to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at Legal Ease Blog
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing this, Mike!
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This might seem like an odd post for this blog, but it really isn't. I'm all about preventing Lawyer Meltdown, being more productive, increasing your bottom line and making the practice of law more enjoyable. Believe it or not, meditation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Legal Ease Blog
The New York State Attorney General's office and legal directory/lawyer rating service Avvo came to an agreement last month that Avvo will make its lawyer ratings more transparent. The agreement came after the Attorney General's office conducted an investigation. Lawyers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
Jen: It's so disheartening to read your story, but unfortunately, not surprising. I completely agree that throwing subordinates under the bus is a real morale killer, and it is never acceptable to allow anyone - inside or outside of the firm - to abuse a firm's employees. You sound like the kind of employee that would be a fantastic addition to any law firm, and it's too bad that the firms you have worked for have not realized and taken advantage of that. I hope you find a workplace that values you - I know that there are many law firms that would love to have an employee who is seeking ways to improve the firm or to help others out. Thanks for commenting!
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The Summary is one of the most overlooked areas of most lawyers’ LinkedIn Profiles, but it can be a great way to add value to your Profile and convey important information to your audience. LinkedIn calls the Summary “your media-enhanced... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
In the television show, Undercover Boss, executives disguise themselves and go undercover within their companies or organizations. The “boss” poses as a trainee in different positions and at different locations within the company, speaks with employees who are on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
Nicole Galli, Esq. Women Owned Law I recently had the pleasure of conducting what I hope with be the first of many interviews with experts, legal innovators and other interesting folks in the legal field with Nicole Galli, an intellectual... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
Guest post by Maddy Martin of When you’re running a law firm on your own or with just a couple partners, you’re shouldering more than just lawyering work. Responsibilities for administrative, marketing, and operational tasks fall on your shoulders,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
Last month the ABA Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility released Formal Opinion 480, Confidentiality Obligations for Lawyer Blogging and Other Public Commentary, reminding lawyers that their duties of confidentiality extend to blogging and other online activities. The opinion cautions lawyers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
Ah, the best-laid plans... If you've been reading, you know from my last post that I was looking forward to attending the ABA TECHSHOW earlier this month. Unfortunately, the weather interfered, and a Nor'Easter, accompanied by snow, resulted in canceled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog
There is lots of great stuff happening at this year's ABA TECHSHOW® outside of the educational sessions and the Expo Hall with the latest tech and gadgets for lawyers, from new TECHSHOW communities to 12 step meetings, social events and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Legal Ease Blog