Organization is a skill, a task and a philosophy. As Gustave Flaubert urged, “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”Read More »
Personal injury attorneys in California probably like to joke about the cheapness of lawyers at Bay-area insurance-defense firm Low, Ball & Lynch. It’s a real firm, with a really bad name. And is it any wonder that Argue & Phibbs, in Sligo, Ireland, is no longer a going concern?
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As someone who defends attorneys against malpractice complaints, Daniel Schumack has noticed that solo lawyers are particularly prone to errors managing their client trust accounts. “In the District of Columbia and Mary-land, there are a disproportionate number of complaints filed ...Read More »
Four practice niches — personal injury law; family law; real estate; and trusts and estates — generate the highest percentage of legal malpractice claims each year. Many of these claims stem from the emotionally charged nature of cases in these ...Read More »
Madison attorney Steven M. Cohen figured out that the walk-in prospective client wasn’t going to become a client when he explained the nature of his legal problem: The government was implanting thoughts in his head. Cohen, of Cohen Law Office, ...Read More »
The American Bar Association recently released “The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple.” Authored by tech gurus Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke, the third edition of the guide urges ...Read More »
For solos and small-firm lawyers, technology can be a great leveler. But does every practitioner need practice management software? Probably, according to Catherine Sanders Reach, the director of the Legal Technology Resource Center of the American Bar Association in Chicago. ...Read More »