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Five indispensable tools by Allison Shields of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

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  • Peggy - excellent thoughts! Maybe we should do a presentation on it...I'm sure we could come up with a few more!
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  • Allison - you got my attention this time. While not an attorney, but work with a number of attorneys, I got thinking about things they don't carry but should. #1 - Enough business cards when they go out to seminars or events. #2 - Their name badge (the magnetic one I had made up for them) when they go speak, attend an event; #3 - A smile - no matter how bad their day is going; #4 - Enough cash to offer to pay the tip or parking fee; #5 - The vision to identify a potential client or a possible referral source.
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    • Things I CarryAllison C. Shields, Esq.President, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.Allison@LegalEaseConsulting.comwww.LawyerMeltdown.comwww.LegalEaseConsulting.com (blog)
    • Hi! I’m Allison. I’m a lawyer, author and President of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. I help lawyersimprove their office functions, productivity and billing and work with them on marketing andbusiness development to attract the kinds of clients they want. These are 5 of my mostindispensable “tools” that I carry with me every day.
    • Smart phone – Droid Razr MaxxI’m on the go a lot, so I’m often checking my calendar, emails and socialmedia from my smartphone – not to mention taking client calls. Andalthough it might not be the best camera out there, it still is a camera inmy pocket, and it takes pretty good photos – like this one.
    • CuriosityThere’s always something new tolearn and do!
    • An Open MindI like to be open to whateversurprises might come my way,and try not to approachthings with a preconceivednotion of what they might –or “should” be.I also don’t believe in “bestpractices” and try not toblindly accept conventionalwisdom.
    • Evernote + Lists…to keep track of all of the greatideas and inspiration that resultfrom being curious and having anopen mind…and all of the things Ihave to do on a daily basis!
    • Whether RSS feeds, feeds from social mediasites like Twitter, Facebook or Google+, I relyon my feeds for interesting links, articles toshare and inspiration (which I’d like to say Icarry, but it doesn’t always come withouthelp)News Feeds
    • Now it’s YOUR turn…What things do YOU carry? Let me know in the comments, or post your ownslideshow!
    • Allison C. Shields• President, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.• PracticeManagement, Productivity, Marketingand Business Development for Lawyers• Services include individualcoaching, training, assessments &surveys, business and marketingstrategy and social media• Practicing lawyer for over 15 years• Former law firm Administrative Partner• Co-author, LinkedIn in One Hour forLawyers, and Facebook in One Hour forLawyers, published by the American BarAssociation Law Practice ManagementSection