Category Archives: Practice Management

05 Aug

Do You Provide First Class Legal Services?

Practice Management

If you’d like to learn to make yourself invaluable to current and future clients, the latest addition to the PMAP Checkout Library can point the way. Although seemingly aimed at a small segment of the legal field, Succeeding as Outside Counsel: A Lawyer’s Guide to Providing First Class Legal Services from the Client’s Perspective is

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29 Jul

New Practice Niche – Can Law Cure Disease?

Practice Management

I often get questions about underserved areas of practice that other lawyers might not have thought of, so when I see what I think may be a potential new practice opportunity I like to mention. A few days ago I came across an article in the New York Times titled When Poverty Makes You Sick,

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15 Apr

How to Handle Heartbleed

Practice Management

I was out of the office last week when the Heartbleed bug burst into the news so, while I’m a little slow getting information posted about it, things seemed to have resolved themselves and I now feel comfortable providing our members with some information and recommendations about how to deal with it. What is Heartbleed?

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09 Apr

Casemaker Now Has Legal Forms

Practice Management

Casemaker, the Alabama State Bar’s free legal research service, is once again offering discounted forms, via U.S. Legal Forms, from within the Casemaker website. To take advantage of the forms and the 10% discount available if you purchase through Casemaker, just log into Casemaker through the bar’s website, and then select the Legal Forms link,

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04 Apr

5 Steps to Easy(ier) Legal Accounting

Practice Management

The Legal Technology Resource Center, a part of the ABA Law Practice Division, is now facilitating free webinars to help lawyers with practice management issues, and the next one, 5 Steps to Easy(ier) Legal Accounting is Tuesday, April 8th, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. (CDT). Sponsored by Clio, the cloud-based practice management system which is

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19 Mar

Check Out PacerPro – It’s Free!

Practice Management

Lawyers who practice in the federal court system have long grumbled that the PACER system is clunky and hard to use. One lawyer, Gavin McGrane, was so disgruntled that he decided to invent a better mousetrap and, thus, in 2012 PacerPro, a $25 per month service that provided a more workable web interface for the

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06 Mar

Is it Time for Office 365?

Practice Management

If you’re like me, you can only absorb and assimilate so much change at one time. I think that’s one reason lawyers often stick with old – or even completely outdated – software. Even more than we dislike the “unnecessary” expense of the upgrade we hate the disruption having to learn something new causes in

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04 Mar

Does “The Cloud” Raise Storm Warnings at Your Firm?

Practice Management

Ever since Formal Opinion 2010-02 cleared the way for Alabama Lawyers to utilize cloud-based services in the practice of law, I’ve received more and more calls from lawyers who are interested in the benefits and advantages of internet-based practice management and other systems but are still afraid to allow confidential firm information to reside on

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