Category Archives: Practice Management

19 Apr

AlaFile Registration is Now Mandatory!!

Practice Management

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.  And the current prospects for the 2011-2012 budget, which will go into effect on October 1, 2011, don’t look much better. To help

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24 Jan

Friday Reading: Time for a New Computer?

Practice Management

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 quickly now that I always sidestep the question and, instead, try to get the person focused on their own specific computing needs. Do

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08 Dec

Red Flag Rule Clarification Act Passes!! What??

Practice Management

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 Program Clarification Act, exempting attorneys – and other professionals – who provide services before being paid from having to follow the FTC Red

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02 Dec

Drip, Drip, Drip…

Practice Management

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 client tasks having to be carried over to tomorrow’s To Do list.  There are a couple of financial calculations, though, that are easy

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29 Nov

ABA TECHSHOW In Your Christmas Stocking?

Practice Management

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 to ABA TECHSHOW could be just what you need. It’s definitely time to be thinking about wrapping it up and putting it under

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23 Nov

Lose Your Glasses! Get Readability.

Practice Management

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 General Counsel, to present a three hour program on Trust Accounting, Casemaker Training, and 60 Practice Management and Technology Tips in 60 Minutes

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27 Oct

It Can’t Happen to Me!

Practice Management

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 building reported a door alarm and motion detection in one of the lawyers’ offices shortly before a passerby saw the fire erupt from

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