Author: Luke Ciciliano

Why The Attorney Bubble Is Bursting – Part 1

This is the next post in my series on the unwinding of the attorney bubble. My last article discussed how the legal profession got into a bubble over the last forty five or so years. It’s important to understand that the current oversupply of attorneys was fueled by a growth in car accidents, the “war on drugs,” and that law schools opened, rapidly, in order to meet what was an increased demand for legal services. The big thing to understand, however, is that the fuel which created the bubble is now being taken away. In short, the bubble is...

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How The Attorney “Bubble” Was Created

This is the next post in my discussion on the unwinding of the current “attorney bubble.” My last article provided an overview of topics which I’ll be discussing and it also explained that quite a few firms are, or about to be, experiencing hard times. The bottom line is that when a bubble goes “boom” a whole lot of people wind up looking like this: The interesting thing about a bubble, however, is that most people don’t realize that one exists until it does actually burst. As I’ll be discussing in this and my upcoming posts, the legal profession...

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The Attorney Bubble Is Unwinding

This is the first post in a series which will discuss what is happening to the legal profession in 2018. I feel it’s necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that data is showing that the attorney bubble, which has built up for decades, is unwinding. In short order, quite a few attorneys are going to wind up looking like this: The legal profession, year to date, has lost roughly 1,100 jobs. These losses, unfortunately, will be kicking into high gear due to the effect of technology and the wind down of our country’s war against...

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Upcoming Posts From SEO For Lawyers

We’re pretty excited about a few upcoming articles we have at SEO For Lawyers. First, next week we’ll be publishing an article on the state of the legal profession in 2018. We wrote last year on why attorneys would struggle in 2017. Data from the first three months of this year is showing that, in 2018, the profession has gone from struggling to being in a state of rapid decline. This is due to the fact that the amount of work available to attorneys is declining at an accelerating rate. The good news, and yes I’m being flip, is...

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Switching Your Law Firm To Linux – Series Wrap Up

This wraps up my discussion on why law firms should switch from Windows or Mac OS to Linux. When I decided to write on this topic I was well aware of the fact that this wasn’t a burning question in the mind of many lawyers. The fact of the matter, however, is that as attorneys find their practices increasingly struggling (spoiler alert about some upcoming articles), it’s going to be crucial that firms focus on efficiency. Switching over to Linux can help a lawyer to go from looking like this: To looking like this: I’m assuming you’d rather look...

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Selecting A Linux PC For Your Law Office

This is the next post in my series on why law firms should use a Linux based operating system to meet their computing needs. My last article dove into why using Linux can help improve a law firm’s cyber security. It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing stories in the news about large scale “hacks” against attorneys and I’m willing to be those victimized firms will have been using Windows or Mac OS. Of course, if you don’t care about security then feel free to keep overpaying for Windows or Apple’s software. In this post I’m...

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How Linux Can Improve Law Firm Security

This is the next post in my series on why attorneys should use Linux as their primary operating system. My last article explained how law firms can save money by switching to Linux. These savings can come in the form of lower software costs as well as a lower lifetime cost of ownership for a firm’s hardware. Last time I checked, saving money helps an attorney to do the happy dance! In this post I’ll dive into what I consider to be an absolutely crucial topic – the fact that switching to Linux can greatly improve a law firm’s...

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Attorneys Can Save Money By Using Linux

This is the next post in my discussion on why attorneys and law firms should switch from Windows or Mac OS to Linux. My last article explained why law firms can switch to Linux without facing compatibility issues or other “switching pains.” Given that most software now runs “in the cloud,” and that many common applications are also available on Linux based operating systems, a lawyer should be able to migrate their business over with minimal difficulty. This switch will lead to many benefits, some of which will be discussed in this article. I’ll use this post to explain...

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Software & Compatibility For Linux Based Law Firms

This is the next post in my discussion on why attorneys and law firms should switch from Windows or Mac OS to a Linux-based operating system. My last article explained Linux to lawyers, hopefully in a way that wasn’t overly confusing or “techie.” I explained that law firms, who need to purchase new computers, can buy systems with Linux pre-loaded through companies such as System 76 and others. In my coming articles I’ll discuss the many, many, many (many) benefits to those who make the switch. I’m going to use this article to address what is probably the most...

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