News: Practice Management

Where’s My Juice?

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Power cords for laptops and other electronic equipment are expensive, costing anywhere from around $60 to well over $100 each. If you travel with a laptop or digital projector, sooner or later…

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Are You Drowning in Closed Files?

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It seems relatively easy to set up a filing system and add files to it. But what do you do when you absolutely run out of room to store any more files?

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ASB Website Outage This Weekend

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The bar’s website will be down for maintenance from Friday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22nd. We have arranged for direct access to Casemaker during the…

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Microsoft Office Got You Stumped?

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If you are struggling with upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010, or struggling with Office 2003 because you still haven’t learned how to use all of its features yet, you’ll be…

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Polish Up Client Relationships

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Generally we lawyers long to ask our clients “How am I doing?” But often we dread hearing the answer. If your client base isn’t improving, or at least holding steady, I’d say…

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Are You Going to Wear That?

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With this gentle chide many wives signal to their husbands that they ought to select something different to wear. Unfortunately, right now many students at the University of Alabama School of Law…

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Disaster Help Available from the Alabama State Bar

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The citizens of north Alabama, including many lawyers who were hard hit, are making strides in cleaning up after the devastating tornadoes of April 27th.  As the recovery process begins, the Alabama…

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Sign up, Plan a Vacation, and Win an iPad2!

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The Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting & Legal Expo 2011 (July 13-16) is approaching, and on-line registration is now open.  Those who sign up online by Friday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m.

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In Search of the (Legal Technology) Holy Grail at ABA TECHSHOW

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Last week I attended the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, where I made two presentations. TECHSHOW celebrated it’s 25th anniversary this year, and Paul Unger and his planning board put on a great…

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AlaFile Registration is Now Mandatory!!

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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. 

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