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R. Kiffin Hope - Bio

  Kiffin Hope+ joined ALPS Corporation in 2011 as Social Media Community Manager, having spent the previous fifteen years in financial services and nonprofit fundraising. At The Vital Ground Foundation, he built a strong social media presence that has garnered the organization thousands of followers...read more

ALPS 411-May 2016 Blog Digest

  Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development By Kiffin Hope Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she bring in clients?” Help has...read more

Free Ezine: The New Associate’s Guide to Business Development

Big firm or small, there’s a single question the partners in any law firm ask about a young associate: “Is she a keeper?” And, while legal skills count, it’s clear they’re thinking: “Can she bring in clients?” Help has arrived — in the form of a new 30-page downloadable ezine from Attorney at Work....read more

ALPS 411 Law Practice Digest-March 2016

5 Easy Marketing Tips for Solo & Small Law Firms As a solo or small firm practitioner, you have to be so much more than an attorney. In addition to being a bookkeeper, office manager, and human resources department you also have to be a business development representative and the entire marketing...read more

February 2016 Blog Digest

Law Firm Cyber Insecurity–Fix It! By Kiffin Hope From the White House to Congress and from Wall Street to the mom and pop storefront on Main Street, the issue of cybersecurity is one that is here and here to stay. Hacking computers is no longer a “cottage industry” or something done by lone...read more

Droning On: Privacy in the Crosshairs

We’ve all seen drones in the past couple of years at parks and other open spaces. They’re revolutionizing film and documentary making with amazing aerial views. Crews working wildfires and floods are using them to survey damage and search for survivors. They’re fun for hobbyists and now a vital...read more

Law Firm Cyber Insecurity–Fix It!

From the White House to Congress and from Wall Street to the mom and pop storefront on Main Street, the issue of cybersecurity is one that is here and here to stay. Hacking computers is no longer a “cottage industry” or something done by lone disgruntled individuals or teenagers in their parents’...read more

ALPS 2016 Top Mobile Apps for Lawyers

Must have apps to start the New Year off productively Hello from ALPS. It’s our pleasure to present you with our annual survey of apps that will help make lawyers more productive and efficient in the age of mobile and digital. Some apps from our previous posts are included, but they have undoubtedly...read more

December 2015 ALPS 411 Blog Digest

Are You Happy? By Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. I am so curious about how others might respond to title of this post. I suspect more than a few would simply dismiss the topic viewing it as irrelevant. In fact, there was a time in my own life where I would have felt the same; but times have changed....read more

Does Your Business Need a BYOD Policy? Yes!

Businesses of today are finding it necessary to implement well-thought out BYOD policies. In this age of mobile devices and nearly instantaneous information gratification and communications, the notion of work productivity has greatly expanded. Unless you choose to shut down your personal mobile...read more

Going Agile: The New Trend in Marketing

Mindset, methodology, and nimbleness in driving revenue. The term agile brings to mind a triathlete; someone light on their feet, flexible, and quick. Years ago software developers began developing a methodology of programming based on this term to move processes along more quickly and effectively....read more

ALPS and Virginia State Bar Celebrate 15 years of partnership

On October 27, 2015 ALPS and the Virginia State Bar commemorated 15 years of partnership. We understand just how important it is to you to have a strong, stable insurance provider.  As the VSB’s endorsed lawyers’ malpractice carrier ALPS has worked hard to earn the trust of more Virginia lawyers...read more

IBM's Watson and the Future of the Legal Profession

It won on Jeopardy!, is helping to revolutionize healthcare, and is learning human languages. How will Watson influence law? First, just what is IBM's Watson? Watson is not just one thing, but a series integrated systems that do what is called cognitive computing, that is simulating the...read more

Even Solo & Small Law Firms are Vulnerable to Cyber Crime

Databases of many law firms house the financial information, intellectual property data and trade secrets of their clients, making rich targets for cyber criminals. In recognition of October being National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), this post seemed timely to share. Particularly with...read more

Does Your Law Firm Have A Social Media Presence?

Over 60% of law firms maintain a social site, up from 55% in 2012. Whether for listing services, marketing, branding or all three, law firms and lawyers employing social media continues to increase as it becomes the new tool for old school. (Click image) If the clients you'd dearly love to have are...read more

Want To Promote Your Practice On Facebook? Two Simple Solutions

In the last year Facebook has really done a fine job of creating several types of options to promote products and services on their platform, from getting video views, increasing engagement with an app, to sending people to your website and raising attendance for an event. Out of this suite of...read more

Windows 10 Is In: Should Your Firm Upgrade?

I am now close to one month in with the Windows 10 upgrade on my workhorse Acer laptop. Mine is a fussy old machine so I had my worries about whether the upgrade would slow it down more or help stabilize it. After a lot of reading about the pros and possible cons on the Web, I eventually backed up...read more

SEO for Solo and Small Law Firms - Complimentary Guide

ALPS is pleased to provide the legal community with a complimentary guide to SEO (search engine optimization) penned by our partners at Atlanta-based search marketing agency EverSpark Interactive, creators of the Legal Ranking Formula. It is presented in question and answer format and focuses on how...read more

The ALPS Guide to Getting Started Solo-Newly Updated

Are you thinking of opening your own solo law firm? Then we’ve got good news! ALPS Risk Manager, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq., has recently updated the hugely popular ALPS Guide to Getting Started Solo. In this free 68-page manual you will find a list of issues you want to give thought to as well as...read more

The ALPS Guide to Minding Your Law Firm Technology-Free Download

In this time of cyber breaches, hacks, and stolen data, is your law firm up to specs with its technology? ALPS Risk Manager, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq., has just penned The ALPS Guide to Minding Your Law Firm Technology, an informative and concise 15-page guide for solo firms up to large firms....read more

ALPS 2015 Top Mobile Apps for Lawyers

It’s been a while since I’ve surveyed the landscape of mobile apps for lawyers, but here we go again. Some apps from my previous post are included, but they have undoubtedly been updated for both functionality and security on the go. This is not an exhaustive list nor am I ranking them. These are...read more