News: Practice Management

Commercial Transaction Checklist

I’ve long been a proponent of using checklists for everything. They are a great way to break a major undertaking down into easily digestible component parts and make sure that you don’t…

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Supreme Court Overturns Bayliss

If you regularly practice family law you probably already know that on October 4th the Alabama Supreme Court overturned Ex parte Bayliss, 550 So.2d 986 (1989) which had held that § 30-3-1 of…

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Say Bye-Bye to Windows XP

Unfortunately, when it comes to Windows XP, the party’s over.  Microsoft will officially end support for XP Service Pack 3 and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This operating system has been…

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New Phishing Scam Targets IOLTA Account Holders

Several Alabama lawyers have contacted the Alabama Law Foundation regarding an email phishing scam. The lawyers all received email messages from an individual calling himself Chris Cisneros of National Bankruptcy Services, LLC…

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What Was He Thinking?

The best trial lawyers and negotiators are those who can pick up and play to the emotions of the people they are dealing with. But in order to successfully do so, you…

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Free Paperless Office Webinar

We had a sellout crowd last week for our Tech Tuesday Paperless Office and E-filing training program. Steve Best of Affinity Consulting and Jody Stewart and Jason Hodges from the Administrative Office…

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Public WiFi Just Got a Little Safer for Lawyer Use

A few days ago I posted about the ethical propriety of using free Gmail for confidential legal communications.  Another somewhat unsettled issue is the ethical propriety of a lawyer using a public…

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E-filing Giving You Fits? We’ve Got Help!

Unfortunately, e-filing is now mandatory and there’s no going back. If you are struggling to develop the skills and procedures needed to implement e-filing in your office, or if you want to…

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I’m sorry, you’re breaking up!

As lawyers – like the rest of the general public – have come to rely more and more on mobile phones to communicate, we frequently find ourselves either being unable to hear…

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The Deadline is Approaching – Are You Ready?

Regardless of your feelings about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare, its provisions are slowly but surely being implemented and there is an approaching deadline that law firms need…

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