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People are looking for professional legal services online. If you own a small neighborhood law office, then potential clients could be looking for you on the Internet. When they come looking, you need to make sure that you are easily found. To that end, create a local listing with a search engine. This listing will […]

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The days of VPN, desktop practice management software, and ftp file sharing have given way to online applications like Google Apps, Dropbox and online practice management solutions. Fast, cost-effective, and easy-to-use, law firms of all sizes are moving to cloud-based systems to run their operations. How secure is a cloud-based system, however? Join Doug Edmunds, […]

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Each year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sponsors World IP Day as a unique opportunity to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.  With this year’s theme, “Movies: A Global Passion,” […]

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By Guest Blogger, Janet Ellen Raasch An older lawyer wants a younger lawyer to return phone calls.  The younger lawyer wants the older to return texts.  An older lawyer wants to interact face-to-face.  The younger lawyer wants to interact electronically.  An older lawyer wants to see a younger lawyer well-dressed and at his or her […]

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The holidays are almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about presents. Today’s gadget is the perfect present—inexpensive and something you’ll really use. Once you own it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! One of the frustrating things about traveling is trying to find an outlet for your phone, tablet, […]

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The American Bar Association (ABA) reported recently that law is the second-most sleep-deprived profession—second not to doctors, but to home health-care professionals. The ABA reported that home health aides sleep an average of six hours and fifty-seven minutes per night; lawyers sleep an average of seven hours—to which the popular legal blog Above the Law […]

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Much of my practice includes advising and representing clients in mediation as well as serving as a mediator.  Here are some tips that can help busy solos save time and money in mediation: Be prepared. Prepare yourself.  What do you want out of mediation?  What are your client’s goals?  What information will help you reach […]

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The ABA TECHSHOW is in full swing In Chicago (our own Reba Nance is attending, as is CBA Solo and Small Firm Past-Chair Jim Duve) and I couldn’t resist the urge to comment on Rachel Zahorsky’s post “The Future of Law: Old Fashioned Client Relationships and Warnings for Solos.” The TECHSHOW’s kickoff event,“LexThink.1: The Future […]

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When I was still working for the city and dealing with every street drunk and druggie in Denver, when my Victim’s Advocate Maria and I were going through oversized aerosol cans of disinfectant and gallons of Purell on a regular basis, I came to realize that everyone who goes into criminal law, whichever side of […]

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