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Hey Google, I’m Over Here!

Like many people these days, I depend on Google a lot. It’s practically my only search engine, and I’ve pretty much stopped downloading email at home in favor of a Gmail account.

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Weekend Audio – Financial Planning: What’s Your Number?

All the hoopla in the news right now about the “financial crisis” has everyone, lawyers included, on edge about the safety of their retirement assets. Which raises the question of how much…

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What’s In Your Wallet?

That catchy slogan for one of the credit card companies took on a different meaning earlier this week. A friend of mine had out-of-town company visiting and when he went out to…

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A Few Thoughts on Business Continuity

The Casemaker Legal Research System was down for a couple of hours one day last week as a result of extensive power outages in Ohio due to the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

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Early Warning Auto Safety Complaints Database Now Available

If you think back, you probably remember the recall of Firestone tires in 2000. But it didn’t happen until after a critical mass of anecdotes and hard news regarding serious accidents was…

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Fraud Alert! Georgia Lawyer Caught in Trust Account Scam

The globalization of business has provided many opportunities for lawyers in Alabama to use an Internet web site to attract potential business clients from around the world. Unfortunately, globalization has also opened…

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You Don’t Always Have to Eat Your Peas!

Most successful people have developed the habit of putting work before play. After all, most of us of a certain age were taught that we had to eat all our dinner first…

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Annual Meeting Redux, ABA TECHSHOW 2009 and Great Firms

What makes a great law firm? I’ll get to that in a minute, but first I need to finish up some old business. The problem with attempting to “live blog” an event…

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Annual Meeting: Day 2 – The fun continues!

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…

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Annual Meeting: Day 1 – A Good Start

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…

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