Entries by NCBA Blogger

Me and My Mini-MBA

By Erik Mazzone The day started off innocuously enough. I was in a meeting with my boss and I passed him a spreadsheet I had been working on. He has an MBA and has, shall we say, well-developed thoughts and feelings about spreadsheets. I majored in English and have well-developed thoughts and feelings on who […]

Can Lawyers Be Good Samaritans?

By Marc E. Gustafson We’re all familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan. Some states even have Good Samaritan laws. But did you know that a lawyer played a prominent role in the telling of the Good Samaritan parable? I will tell you, based upon first-hand experience, that hearing a reference to a lawyer […]

A Tale Of Two Legal Tech Conferences: Artificial Intelligence, Practice Management And More

By Erik Mazzone It was the best of conferences, it was the … actually, they were both pretty good. Not exactly Dickens, is it? I recently attended two legal technology conferences. They were interesting both for their similarities (“The future is now!”) and their differences (evolutionary or revolutionary change). The first conference – eponymously called […]

Here’s What Should Be Keeping You Up At Night

Here’s an actual email1 I received from a consulting client at the Center for Practice Management. Dear Erik, I think it is time for me to ramp up my firm’s online marketing efforts, but nothing I’ve done so far seems to work. It’s almost frustrating enough to make me miss the Yellow Pages. Sincerely, Sleepless in […]