By Reba Nance Opening suspicious emails can be dangerous. You used to be safe as long as you didn’t click on any file with an .exe extension at the end. Now, the bad guys are much more sophisticated. But there are a couple of simple things you can do to help protect yourself. This video […]

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The question “How much should a solo attorney charge clients?” is not necessarily simple to answer. In fact, there are quite a few factors that can influence the hourly rate or flat fee a solo attorney should charge for legal services. A new attorney might be inclined to charge a lower rate than an attorney […]

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How to Stand Out as a New Solo Attorney ~ By Melanie Fischer

August 10, 2015

When it comes to standing out from the crowd as a new solo attorney, one of the most important factors is differentiation. How are you different from every other solo attorney that practices in the same area of law as you do? Many sought-after solo attorneys have developed an effective marketing strategy that promotes their […]

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Complimentary Casemaker Training—Monday, Aug. 3

July 24, 2015

      Join us for one of our upcoming complimentary Casemaker trainings. Monday, Aug. 3, 10–11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 10–11:30 a.m. To register, please RSVP to lunches@cobar.org and confirm whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. There is no charge for the Casemaker trainings. CLE credit is available and all […]

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How Lawyers can Avoid Burnout and Debilitating Anxiety—From the ABA Journal

July 21, 2015

Feeling a little overwhelmed lately? You’re not alone. A 1990 Johns Hopkins University study examined more than 100 occupations for anxiety-related issues and found that lawyers suffer from depression at a rate 3.6 times that of the other professions studied. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study—based on data from 1984-1998—concluded that white […]

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From July’s Law Practice Management Newsletter—The CBA’s IMPROVED Online Find A Lawyer Directory

July 16, 2015

By Reba Nance—CBA LPM Director Get Found—Update Your Listing Today Another benefit of membership—the CBA’s online Find A Lawyer Directory is now mobilized and responsive to any device type, making it easy for potential clients to access and search. Advanced search options enable people to find you by section, committee, or local bar membership, as […]

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Outsourcing Work to a Virtual Paralegal or Legal Assistant Can Help Your Solo Law Firm Thrive

July 13, 2015

By Guest Blogger, Melanie Fischer As a solo attorney, having more work than you are able to handle on your own can be a nice predicament. Even though your workload is causing you to stay up until all hours of the night, it can be much more gratifying to be overworked rather than under worked. […]

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Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

July 9, 2015

Recover Microsoft Documents That Weren’t Saved Properly. If you lose an Excel, Word, or PowerPoint document because of a power failure, frozen screen, or you clicked on Don’t Save by mistake, here’s how to easily get it back!    

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Office Space Options for a Solo Attorney

July 6, 2015

By Guest Blogger, Melanie Fischer Every solo attorney needs a designated space to complete work and meet with clients. But there is nothing that says a solo attorney can’t work from home, a shared office, a room in a public library, or any location that serves the needs of the law office. While one solo […]

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Tech Tuesdays: Credenza (the Free Version), Outlook on Steroids for Lawyers—Now Online!

July 1, 2015

Last week’s Tech Tuesday webinar is now online! Credenza (the Free Version): Outlook on Steroids for Lawyers—Outlook is great for email, calendar and contacts, but it isn’t practice management software (like Clio, Time Matters, or Rocket Matter).  Enter Credenza!  Credenza sits on top of Outlook and lets you turn your Outlook into practice management software. […]

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