Tag Archives: practice management

The law practice and the law office

While some aspects of legal practice have migrated to the Internet, whether through telecommuting or a true virtual practice, a physical office where trial conferences are held and strategy developed remains the best environment for the lawyer-client relationship in small ...

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LegalTech 2013: from settlement predictions to social network tracking

Lawyers USA reports on items of interest to solos and small firm attorneys from the annual LegalTech conference, including software that can predict where a case will settle.

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Your to-do list may be too long

More often than not we make our lists too long, get overzealous, and ultimately have trouble completing, or even starting, the actionable items. If that sounds familiar, this is the perfect time to take a simpler approach to your business development goals and get back to the following basics.

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Are you really in control of your client files?

Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15 states that lawyers have a professional duty to protect all documents relating to clients by requiring that client property and files be “appropriately safeguarded.” Failure to keep files safe and free from outside perusal is a failure in the duty to act competently in the best interests of a client. The rules and specific time periods for storing or destroying client files vary by jurisdiction.

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