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Are You Going to Wear That?

- Filed Under: Practice Management

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

- Filed Under: Practice Management

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!

- Filed Under: Practice Management

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

- Filed Under: Practice Management

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!!

- Filed Under: Practice Management

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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Need Practice “Essentials?” Catch Them This Friday!

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The Alabama MCLE rules now allow you to earn CLE credit by watching a live seminar offsite in real time, using your computer. And CLE Alabama has a great one, titled “The…

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Friday Reading: Time for a New Computer?

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Lately I’ve had several people tell me that they are in the market for new computers and ask me to recommend something. I’m not an IT expert and computer specifications change so…

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R.I.P. Skip “The Critterman”

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The nicest thing about having a blog is that it’s your own, personal legal pad. You can scribble anything you like on it, and no one can tell you that you can’t.

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New Practice Niche? Finance and Immigration Meet in EB-5 Visa Practice

- Filed Under: Practice Management

From time to time I get calls from lawyers who are seeking to build more business. They invariably want to know whether I can suggest any underserved practice areas. My first response…

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Red Flag Rule Clarification Act Passes!! What??

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Most practicing lawyers probably haven’t followed this fight closely, but anxious bar officials breathed a sign of relief yesterday.  The U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate in passing the Red Flag…

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