News: Practice Management

AlaFile Registration is Now Mandatory!!

As most Alabama lawyers are aware by now, the state’s General Fund budget is in proration, which means that funds for the state’s court system have been cut along with everything else. 

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Need Practice “Essentials?” Catch Them This Friday!

The Alabama MCLE rules now allow you to earn CLE credit by watching a live seminar offsite in real time, using your computer. And CLE Alabama has a great one, titled “The…

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Friday Reading: Time for a New Computer?

Lately I’ve had several people tell me that they are in the market for new computers and ask me to recommend something. I’m not an IT expert and computer specifications change so…

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New Practice Niche? Finance and Immigration Meet in EB-5 Visa Practice

From time to time I get calls from lawyers who are seeking to build more business. They invariably want to know whether I can suggest any underserved practice areas. My first response…

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Red Flag Rule Clarification Act Passes!! What??

Most practicing lawyers probably haven’t followed this fight closely, but anxious bar officials breathed a sign of relief yesterday.  The U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate in passing the Red Flag…

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Drip, Drip, Drip…

Many solo and small firm lawyers don’t spend much time reviewing financial data from their practices.  They are busy and just feel lucky to get through the day without too many important…

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ABA TECHSHOW In Your Christmas Stocking?

Now that we’ve sailed past the crazed shopping of Black Friday and are well into Cyber Monday, maybe you should be sending a letter to Santa on your own behalf. A trip…

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Lose Your Glasses! Get Readability.

The rush to get CLE credit before year-end is on, and Kristi and I had the opportunity to travel down to Mobile last Friday, along with Robby Lusk from the Office of…

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It Can’t Happen to Me!

Three Alabama lawyers lost their office to a fire a couple of weeks ago. According to a subsequent article indicating that the fire was of suspicious origin, the security company monitoring the…

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Want to Earn More? Change Your Perspective

When I was a kid one of the games we would play was to stare at a geometric figure, such as the one above, until it would “flip” and we could see…

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