Donna Seyle - Law Practice Strategy

108 Montesano St.
Santa Cruz, California 95062, United States
Contact: Donna Seyle
Phone: 831-332-2243
Areas of Practice
  • Business Development
  • Firm/Practice Management
  • Software & Technology
  • Training & Education

From Solo to Collaborative: Changes at Law Practice Strategy

Where am I going? I am excited beyond words to let everyone know that I’ve been given the opportunity to work with Aviva Cuyler and Adrian Lurssen at JD Supra, as they seek to continuously increase their quality and range of…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Ethical Guidelines for Legal Process Outsourcing

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) and virtual lawyering have one primary thing in common: they both involve giving up control over some aspect of your law practice. On one hand, you could be outsourcing projects and tasks; on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services

Security Standards for Legal Technology: What Are They, Exactly?

Things happen at places like the ABATechshow that make you feel like you are experiencing the future unfold right in the moment. Nothing like watching planes crash into the World Trade Center or the devastation of Japan’s…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Staying ONIT: Project Management for Lawyers

I love project management: I love the theory, the concepts, the function, and most of all, I love the results of using project management systems. All my projects, tasks, documents and notes are there, carefully input into my…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

The Business of Law: No More Mr. Nice Guy

I was having coffee with a lawyer friend the other day, each of us chatting about what we were up to. The “future of law” topic inevitably came up in conversation, since the current evolution of law practice drives everything I…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Thoughts on a Lawyer’s Entrepenuerial Imperative

Recently, there was an exchange of blog posts between Jay Shepherd at Above the Law and Carolyn Elefant at myShingle, taking different views on the imperative of lawyers going solo in a jobless environment. On one hand, Jay…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing

TrialPad: Your Path to Streamline Litigation

If I had to name the #1 priority of redesigning your law practice business model to stay competitive in today’s environment, it would be cost containment. It is THE fundamental principle in Law Practice Strategy’s trainings and…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing

Adventures in LegalTech Land: Technology Overwhelm

At 11:45 am on Wed, the last day of LegalTech NY 2011, I had an appointment with the editor of a legal technology publication. Both of us had been at the show all three days, although I admit on this particular day I was really…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology

Young Lawyers & the Big Opportunity Staring Them in the Face by Rachel Rodgers

A Big Opportunity for Young Lawyers Lately it seems everybody’s talking about entrepreneurship. Even President Obama’s State of the Union address was markedly focused on entrepreneurship and innovation. It makes perfect sense…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

East and West Converge on US Legal Marketplace

Years ago, when I was picking up my youngest from pre-school, I had occasion to ask a question of one of the other moms, who had 4 (yes, count them) kids about the details of a particular upcoming school event. She very sweetly…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Law Practice Products & Services

Freelance Lawyers and LPOs: Distinguishing Your Services

An interesting conversation is taking place in LinkedIn’s group Solo Attorney Practitioner’s Forum concerning the prediction that onshore LPOs will proliferate this year and the effect that may have on freelance lawyers. Since…more
 /  Law Firm Marketing, Law Practice Products & Services

How is the Legal Services Act Connected to Law Firm Cost Containment?

I’ve been going through a massive attack of writer’s block lately. It’s been a few weeks and it’s really wearing on me now. I was thinking it was because I just didn’t know what I wanted to say. But as time has passed, I also…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Time Traveling in the Practice of Law

I decided something the other day. You know the saying, how time seems to go faster every year. Everyone says it, but no one believes it can happen. You just get busier, so it feels that way. I decided I don’t believe that…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Lawyers, Meet Vendors, Your New Best Friends

Back in the day, when only large law firms used sophisticated network systems to handle enterprise technology, their IT departments were responsible to assess the standards, quality and functionality of the systems they…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

ABA’s Ethics 2020 Committee and the “Red Alert” Phenomenon

By this time, anyone concerned with the topic of the ABA’s interest in regulating online marketing has read Larry Bodine’s Red Alert blog post and its progeny. Larry also started a LinkedIn group, Chief Marketing Officers, which…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology
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