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All Good Things Must End? Some Bad News, and Some Good

One of the benefits the Practice Management Assistance Program provides to Alabama State Bar members is the Discount Bookstore. Through an arrangement with ABA Publishing, we have been able to offer a…

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Saving Your Legal Research Results: Some Great How-To Suggestions

By helping Alabama lawyers with searches on Casemaker, the ASB’s free legal research system member benefit, I’ve learned that many lawyers would like to save the results of their searches for use…

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Tax Returns? Fascinating? Actually, Yes.

While tax returns are just a once-a-year headache for most people, for lawyers, particularly those who practice family law, they are often a day-in and day-out reality. So I was fascinated to…

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Another Spam Scam! Watch out for Phony Airline Ticket Confirmations

I have a web mail account that I don’t use for much except for ordering things. This helps to keep most of the spam in one place, away from my real correspondence…

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ABA TECHSHOW: An Affordable Investment – Particularly in a Down Economy

I have to disclose right up front that I might be just a little bit biased since I’m chairing this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, presented by the ABA Law Practice Management Section (April…

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When You Go to Heaven, Will Your Practice Go to Hell?

None of us likes to think about death and dying, even those of us who do wills and estate planning. But every lawyer should – especially those in solo practice and very…

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File this one under “Doh!” Sincere Thanks is the Most Rewarding Gift

A recent press release about a poll conducted by Ipsos for Citi’s Thank You Network reveals that 95% of Americans stated they feel “really good when others thank me for something I…

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The Organized Lawyer – Who, Me?

One of the best things about working for a bar association is that I sometimes get free stuff. Not bribe-type stuff for personal use – that’s against the rules for state employees…

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Is One Bad Apple Too Many?

We all know the old saw about one bad apple being enough to spoil the whole bunch. Turns out it’s true in the management context, too. Over the weekend I caught up…

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Some Worthwhile CLE Opportunities

There’s no doubt that lawyers procrastinate, and I’ve found myself at the end of the year having to take a six hour worker’s compensation course to get my require hours in, when…

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