The final meeting of the 2014-2015 Solo Small Firm Executive Council was held on April 22, 2015. Thank you to outgoing Council members: Barb Cashman, Matt Hand and Mark Miller! Welcome to new Council members: Stephanie Suzanne, Tomasz Stasiuk and Jerry Bowman. The 2015-2016 Executive Council members are: Karen Kishbaugh (Chair), Michele Clark (Chair Elect), […]


By Guest Blogger, Catherine Chan (reprinted from LawWeek, Feb 16, 2015) Small firm owners have to wear many hats, among them: business promoter, manager and senior attorney. Each of those roles requires the development and refinement of distinct skill sets. In 2004 I began a solo practice specializing in immigration law. In 2010, I hired […]


Tip of the Week from the LPM Department

May 1, 2015

Check Out ABA 2015 TECHSHOW’s “60 Sites in 60 Minutes” Arguably one of the most popular programs at TECHSHOW every year is “60 Sites in 60 Minutes,” and this year’s session was no different! This year’s session was held on Saturday, April 18, in Chicago. They just posted the list of websites here. Some sites […]

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May Solo Small Firm Networking Meetings

April 30, 2015

Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, […]

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Tech Tuesdays: Audio 101—Now Online!

April 29, 2015

Yesterday’s Tech Tuesday webinar is now online! Audio 101—Learn everything you need to know about downloading podcasts, music, ring tones, and more. There are lots of opportunities to use audio files in our personal and professional lives. Whether it’s legal-related podcasts, downloading ring tones, or putting your CDs onto your phone or tablet to use […]

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Fixed Fees: Ditching the Billable Hour—Complimentary Webinar—Thursday, April 30

April 27, 2015

While a transition from hourly billing to fixed fees may seem like a daunting task, it really doesn’t need to be. Lee Rosen shares his experience and lessons learned when shifting the Rosen Law Firm to fixed fees. Flat fees are not without their downside, but with a little legwork and careful planning you can […]

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Will Law School Enrollment Increase in the Near Future?

April 23, 2015

By Melanie Fischer, Guest Blogger Can you imagine a world in which there are not enough lawyers? Just a decade ago, it was common for people in the legal industry to be heard talking about the hoards of people entering law school each year. They worried about the legal industry being inundated with young attorneys, […]

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Tip of the Week from the LPM Dept—Changing the Default Save Folder in Word 2007 and 2010

April 22, 2015

By Reba Nance, LPM Director By default, Word tries to save new documents in your “My Documents” folder. Many of us want to save documents somewhere else. For example, if you save your documents to client folders, here’s how you can change the default location for saved documents to something such as C:\clients\documents. That way, […]

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Next Complimentary Tech Tuesdays Webinar: Audio 101—April 28

April 20, 2015

Audio 101—How to Download Podcasts, Music, Ring Tones, and Other Mysteries—Answered! There are lots of opportunities to use audio files in our personal and professional lives. Whether it’s legal-related podcasts, downloading ring tones, or putting your CDs onto your phone or tablet to use when you travel or work out—it’s not as difficult as you […]

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From April’s Law Practice Management Newsletter—Keeping on Top of Adopted and Proposed Rule Changes

April 17, 2015

By Reba Nance—CBA LPM Director With everything there is to keep track of, many of us don‘t find out about adopted or proposed rule changes in a timely manner. Unforuntately, there are times when the change has been in effect for a while—sometimes with negative consequences. Fortunately for us, CBA CLE keeps up-to-date on adopted […]

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