Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Fashionable, Professional Bags for Women Lawyers
This list of professional bags for women lawyers includes a wide range of names, styles, colors, and interesting lesser-known brands, all of which can accommodate a laptop.
Trust Accounting Basics
Proper trust accounting is vital to keeping attorneys out of ethics trouble. Learn the rules and know where to turn with questions.
How to Insert Hyperlinks in Word Documents
A step-by-step guide to adding hyperlinks to legal documents and converting Word documents to PDF.
How to Make Small Talk
Working the room” is the one business development tactic that strikes the most fear in lawyers. Most lawyers hate finding themselves at a reception at some conference or benefit, where they hope to meet a few new people in a crowd of hundreds. Here are some helpful hints to minimize the fear.
Court Practices May Ignore Your Fax Filing While A Default Is Taken Against You
Many courts allow filings by fax, but when you need it most and are up against a deadline, what happens if the court does not handle your filing in a timely fashion? What if the other side seeks a default while your faxed filing gathers dust?
Internet Research Tips and Resources for Lawyers
At the Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small Firms conference, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch gave two presentations on advanced internet research. Here are some of the most-useful tips and resources I got from their presentations.
The Perils of Dressing While GLBTQ
Not everyone wants to wear a skirt, but everyone wants to look professional. Thoughts and tips on what to wear if you don't wear what everyone usually does.
Learn to Say No to Clients, Opposing Counsel, and the Court
In an effort to avoid conflict, many attorneys say yes more often than they should. Learn to say no to clients, opposing counsel, and the court.
Good Facts > Good Law
Every case, and every set of facts is different. Whether you are interacting with opposing counsel or the court, good facts should be front and center.
Need In-Your-Face Reminders? Try These Two Tools
If even the best organizing system doesn't get you focused, maybe you need something a bit more "in your face". Consider these two tools.
The Best Advice Can Be To Ignore Others
Young attorneys need to carefully consider the source and content of advice when making a critical decision.
Your Practice Should Fit Your Personality
There is more than one way to achieve client goals---attorneys need to trust their gut when making decisions.
Solo Practice Year Two: Now What?
How to grow and cultivate a successful solo practice after year one.