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Chris Mommsen

One of the hardest parts of being a solo attorney is all the non-lawyering tasks that have to be accomplished on a day-to-day basis. What’s worse is we can’t bill clients for that time. It’s not just me that sees this as a problem for solo lawyers: LexisNexis recently released a survey indicating solo and […]

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Avvo is a free online directory of lawyers that the public can use to search by state and practice area. You may be asking yourself, isn’t that basically the business White Pages, or the bar association’s Find-A-Lawyer directory, or Martindale-Hubbell revisited? Pretty much. A lawyer’s Avvo profile is essentially an online résumé or portfolio that […]

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As a criminal defense lawyer, I’m always looking for easier and faster ways to get paid. That means I’m also looking for ways to make it easier for clients to get me their money. Since everybody pays for everything with credit cards these days, shouldn’t they be able to do that for legal services? It’s […]

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Today is football eve. That means everybody is happy America’s favorite game is back, hoping and praying nobody dies on the football field, and rooting for a respectable effort from the Broncos. I’d like to take a minute instead to pay homage to the modern organizational marvel that is a professional football team. It’s chess […]

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This is your computer. This is your computer on Linux? Despite best efforts to make the anti-Windows operating system palatable to the masses, its market reach is still puny, and even reviews tend to be concentrated in super-geek sites. I’m here as a less-than-geeky attorney who’s converted to Ubuntu from Windows after years of using […]

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Although the Robert Shapiro-backed “forms creation” service LegalZoom has been around for quite some time now, it is only now facing its first serious legal challenges. Several customers in Missouri filed a class action under that state’s unauthorized practice of law act, arguing they are entitled to return of their fees and treble damages. In […]

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