Challenges of Running a Small Law Firm in 2018

Small law firms are a crucial part of the U.S. legal market. Thomas Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute states that small law firms, those with fewer than 30 lawyers, account for just over 25% of the law firm market. These smaller firms face many issues and hardships that larger firms can just overpay to get resolved. Just like any startup, owners and employees of these smaller firms all must wear different hats and deal with issues that go beyond the average lawyer’s knowledge. Rocket Matter took a survey of 300 small law firms and asked, “What were the main issues that small law firms face?” Of these 300 law firms, 69% of them state that they are spending far too much time on administrat

GDPR: What Is It? And Why Should Small Businesses Care?

What are GDPR and GDPR compliance? General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules designed to give European Union (EU) citizens more control over their personal data. The regulation was put into place, to make Europe ‘fit for the digital age'. At its core, the purpose of the regulation is to simplify the regulatory environment for business so both citizens and businesses in the EU can benefit from the digital economy. Data breaches certainly happen. Data is stolen, lost or released into hands of people with malicious intent. The terms of the GDPR reform, personal data (name, address, photos, health information, race or ethnic data, etc.) gathered must be protected from misu