Category Archives: Practice Management

30 Jul

Formal Ethics Opinion on BP Claims Issued

Practice Management

Most of us would like to forget the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, and all of the damage done to the Gulf of Mexico as a result. Unfortunately, the claims process for compensating those who live on the gulf or depend on it for their livelihood continues, and some of the ways in which

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19 Jul

Legal Expo Prize Winners Announced

Practice Management

Feeling lucky?  Check in on the Announcements page to see the names of the Legal Expo door prize winners.  If you are one of the winners, please visit the booth of the exhibitor donating the prize to claim it before the Legal Expo closes at noon today.  After that, Legal Expo 2013 is history!

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18 Jul

VLP Honors 2013 Pro Bono Award Winners

Practice Management

The Sky Lounge was fragrant with the smell of blackened shrimp and Baldwin County grits and filled to overflowing with lawyers, their families and guests attending the 17th Annual Volunteer Lawyers Program Pro Bono reception honoring this year’s Pro Bono Award Winners. The nomination process for the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Awards is open

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12 Jul

Annual Meeting Schedule Available

Practice Management

The Annual Meeting & Legal Expo 2013 is almost here and things will be getting started down at The Grand Hotel in beautiful Point Clear on Wednesday afternoon of next week. Refreshments will be offered on arrival from Noon until 6:00 pm, and Registration will be open from Noon until 7:00 pm. We have lots

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09 Jul

A Tsunami of Email? Filter to Survive!

Practice Management

As a member of the Alabama State Bar, I receive all of the broadcast email messages that you, our members, do.  While we try very hard not to send too many – fearing the end result that no one will read them – it seems like lately, with the advent of the Annual Meeting and

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01 Jul

Has Decomposition Set In?

Practice Management

No, this is not a joke about how long it’s been since I’ve posted regularly to this blog! When I think of decomposition my thoughts generally turn, at best, to organic backyard recycling and, at worst, to CSI Miami, but “decomposing” is one of the terms that Richard Suskind uses in his new book Tomorrow’s

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01 Apr

Casemaker Mobile Apps Now Available

Practice Management

If you’ve been enjoying Casemaker, the free legal research service which is a benefit of Alabama State Bar membership, you’ll be glad to know that apps for your mobile devices are now available. Alabama State Bar members have been able to access Casemaker through their mobile browsers for a while, but Casemaker recently introduced native

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20 Mar

Why Would You Want to Rent Microsoft Office?

Practice Management

I recently did a presentation on technology trends in legal practice management, and one of the new products now coming over the horizon that I gave a mention to was Microsoft Office 365. No one in the audience of about 25 solo and small firm family law practitioners had even heard of it. Then, yesterday,

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