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10 Jul

Annual Meeting: Day 2 – The fun continues!

Practice Management

Today started off bright and early with a beautiful, cloud-free sky and a coffee bar, the Alabama Law Foundation trustees’ breakfast, a senior lawyers’ breakfast and an Inns of Court coffee, all at 7:30 a.m. – a touch too early for my tastes, but that’s probably why I don’t get to plan the Annual Meeting.

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09 Jul

Annual Meeting: Day 1 – A Good Start

Practice Management

Things here at the Annual Meeting & Legal Expo in Sandestin got underway at noon today, when registration opened. Attendance is up this year, with a record crowd for the pre-meeting CLE program presented by Paul Mellor. The real highlights of the day, though, were the social events. The turnout for the Family Poolside Party

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08 Jul

Life is a Beach!

Practice Management

Today is a short day at the office for those of us who staff the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting & Legal Expo. By about 1:00 p.m., most of us will be on our way to the Hilton in Sandestin to begin preparations for the meeting, which begins tomorrow with registration opening at noon and

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07 Jul

All the News That’s Fit to Read

Practice Management

I know many Alabama lawyers who are just beginning to be interested in keeping up with one or more blogs, but who are so new to this type of publication that they haven’t really done much looking into how the technology works. They simply bookmark their favorite blogs in their web browser and try to

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01 Jul

Are your current clients your first priority?

Practice Management

I recently switched from one high-speed cable internet service to another at home. (I know, this sounds like the beginning of a rant, but please stay with me. I think the point of the story will be worth it.) The new service costs a little more, and the connection speed is only marginally better than

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25 Jun

$#*%!!! I can’t log in. Again!!!

Practice Management

We’ve been hearing that complaint a lot here at bar headquarters since we changed the log-in procedure for the password protected area of Alabar, our web site. But don’t despair. The new protocol is not difficult. In order to start the process, go to the home page of the bar’s website at www.alabar.org. Directly under

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21 Jun

Weekend Audio: On Wasting Time and Email

Practice Management

I mentioned to a friend recently that blogging is harder than I thought it would be because I don’t have as much time to read as I would like. Somehow, seeing the thoughts of other people expressed in writing, whether it’s reading books, magazines, articles on the Internet or other people’s blog posts, helps get

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