LTC4: Get Certified and Gain a Strategic Advantage

October 17, 2017

By Doug Striker The law industry is facing a giant image crisis. Simply put: clients don’t trust us! While this may not be all that new, it certainly took a turn for the worse after 2008. Prior to 2008, law firms held all the aces when it came to their relationships with clients. They charged […]

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Pros and Cons of Providing Prospective Clients with a Free Consultation

October 12, 2017

Time is money. Knowing this to be a valid statement, should you offer free consultations to prospective clients? Many solo attorneys struggle with the concept of offering a no-charge meeting to anyone and everyone who calls for a consultation. In a perfect world, everyone who was provided with a free consultation would become a paying […]

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Casemaker Tips and Tricks for October

October 10, 2017

Each month we will be bringing you a few tips and tricks for making your research with Casemaker that much more efficient. This month — archived session laws, saving searches, emailing documents, and more.  For more Casemaker tips and tricks follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and via the Casemaker blog. Changing the Size on the Screen in Casemaker […]

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C’mon In. The Water Is Fine. Starting a Law Practice

October 5, 2017

By Sara Scott and Danaé Woody The practice of law is not one-size-fits-all nor is starting a law firm. A new law practice’s success depends on a solid foundation of legal experience, as well as on the founder’s preparedness, personal drive and well-defined goals. Many solo practitioners are blissfully content with generating an annual income […]

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A Few Ideas for Marketing Your Law Firm for Free

October 3, 2017

Implementing an effective marketing campaign for a small law firm can be expensive. Some solo attorneys spend thousands of dollars annually to promote their legal services to prospective clients. Over the years, the amount spent on a long-term marketing campaign can grow quite high. But don’t get discouraged. There are plenty of free or inexpensive […]

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September’s Best of the Blogs

September 29, 2017

We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month. Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good. Quick Tips Tech Tips for Preparing for a Big Storm Finding Help with Functions Casemaker Tips and Tricks For […]

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October Solo Small Firm Networking Events

September 27, 2017

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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Are Your Files Safe from Ransomware? Test Them!

September 25, 2017

By Doug Striker If only the masterminds behind ransomware attacks and other malicious cyberattacks would put their energy into world peace. I think we’d have that nut cracked in about six weeks. But sadly, the bad guys continue to use their techie talents to steal and disrupt. And law firm security measures don’t seem to […]

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Solo Not Alone: Consulting Lawyers and Other Professionals When Starting Your Own Firm

September 21, 2017

By Damian J. Arguello There is an old adage that virtually every lawyer has heard: A lawyer who represents himself or herself has a fool for a client. This can be especially applicable when a lawyer decides to open up his or her own practice. There are a multitude of steps that any new business […]

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Reasons to Revisit and Revise Your Business Plan

September 19, 2017

A common misconception about business plans is that once they are written they cannot (and should not) be revised, edited, or changed in any way. In reality, business plans are documents that should be written and then revised as needed as a business grows and evolves. It’s practically impossible to compose a business plan and […]

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