News & Publications

27 Oct

It Can’t Happen to Me!

Practice Management

Three Alabama lawyers lost their office to a fire a couple of weeks ago. According to a subsequent article indicating that the fire was of suspicious origin, the security company monitoring the building reported a door alarm and motion detection in one of the lawyers’ offices shortly before a passerby saw the fire erupt from

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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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