Category Archives: Practice Management

11 Feb

WordPress in One Hour to the Rescue

Practice Management

As you may have noticed based on the web address, this blog is hosted as a free WordPress site, so I was very happy to receive my copy of WordPress® in One Hour for Lawyers: How to Create a Website for Your Law Firm this morning. This new addition to the ABA Law Practice Management

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14 Jan

JIC Opinions Now Available in Casemaker

Practice Management

The advisory opinions issued by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission are now available through Casemaker, the Alabama State Bar’s free legal research service. Alabama lawyers can browse the opinions by date or perform word-searches as needed. If you have any questions about how to access Casemaker or about finding the JIC opinions, please contact the

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09 Jan

A New Year and New Ideas

Practice Management

The January/February issue of Law Practice just rolled off the e-presses and, as the topic is Management, it’s chock full of good ideas that you can put to work to take your practice to new levels in 2014. The magazine includes six feature articles that are right on point for the issues that attorneys are

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19 Dec

The XP Countdown Continues…

Practice Management

As I wrote back in October, all lawyers and law firms should be taking steps to move away from Windows XP before Microsoft officially ends support on April 8, 2014, but some may be running software that won’t run on another operating system and that they can’t upgrade or move away from.  If that’s the

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16 Dec

You Gotta Read This!

Practice Management

The end of the year is a great time for “best of” lists, such as movies or books. Not to be left out, here are my picks for the best of the many great books that we’ve added to the PMAP Checkout Library this year: Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson

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04 Dec

Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers

Practice Management

If you’re looking for a great Christmas gift for that lawyer in your life or, even more importantly, looking for things you can drop hints about to help your significant other more fully experience the joy of giving – to you! – then you need to check out Reid Trautz‘s ninth annual Reid My Blog

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03 Dec

Ten Items or Less?

Practice Management

Wouldn’t it be great if the circuit courts had an express lane that would let you check out quickly if your case didn’t involve a large sum and more witnesses than the cast of characters in Downton Abbey? That seems to be what the Supreme Court has in mind with the proposed Alabama Rules of

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28 Oct

Don’t Let SCRA Snag You

Practice Management

Although the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have wound down, many Alabamians, whether in the regular military or the Alabama National Guard and Reserve, continue on active military duty around the world. As such, they and their spouses/partners and dependents can avail themselves of the protections of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), so every

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