News & Publications

30 Sep

The End of Clients?

Practice Management

Richard Susskind’s book, The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services, has recently come out in paperback.  The book discusses how changes in technology are eroding, and will continue to change, the work available for lawyers. Today, though, I’m more concerned with the possibility of the end of clients – those of solo

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26 Aug

Save Your Bacon – Or Cook Your Goose?

Practice Management

A blog post by Jan Berinstein with those eye-catching words in the title grabbed my attention this morning.  So much so that it inspired me to shake off the blahs I’ve had during these dog days of summer and do a related post of my own.  But first, the original inspiration. Ms. Berinstein, who is

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26 Jul

Save 20% – But Only for One More Week

Practice Management

I couldn’t do my job without the great books that LPM Publishing puts out, which is why I want to pass on the word that the ABA Webstore is offering a 20% discount on all it’s books and CLE products through July 30th. (As is always the case with discounts, some restrictions apply.) I try

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06 Jul

Don’t Get Caught With Your [Redacted] Down!

Practice Management

With the advent of e-filing, e-discovery and e-production, redaction has moved from something any lawyer can do with a big, fat black Magic Marker to a techno-legal skill-set that has become more complicated and, potentially, more dangerous. After all, what could be more embarrassing to you or damaging to your client than having opposing counsel

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02 Jun

Must Read: Time Management for Attorneys

Practice Management

I’ve read a lot of time management books, so when Time Management  for Attorneys:  A Lawyer’s Guide to Decreasing Stress, Eliminating Interruptions & Getting Home on Time by Mark Powers and Shawn McNalis appeared on my desk, my eyes began to glaze over.  But reading books like this and reporting on them is my job,

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12 May

Alabama Launches ACIS Online

Practice Management

Most Alabama attorneys recently received an email inviting them to review the Alabama Appellate Courts’ new online service, ACIS Online, by signing up for a free Level III Trial Subscription.  The service is in the last stages of beta testing, and the free subscription will last until the end of May or middle of June. 

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03 May

Work Smarter, Go Home Sooner

Practice Management

If you’re not already doing so, one of the most productive (and cost effective) technology changes that you can make is to add a second monitor to your computer.  Adding a second monitor is inexpensive, (generally under $200 for the monitor and an additional video card, if you need one).  If you already have an

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