Practice Management

Thank you very much to Solo/Small Firm member Barb Heikoff for compiling this list of free/donation shredding events across the state. Check websites for hours, accepted materials, limitations/restrictions etc.   Office Depot/Office Max, now through Apr. 28, 2018: free 5 lbs with coupon: https://www.officedepot.com/cm/print-and-copy/shredding   Wheatridge Business Assn, Members: https://www.wheatridgebiz.com/events/beat-identity-theft-free-shredding-event/Apr. 7, 2018: Bengtson Wealth Management, 16255 West 64th Avenue, Arvada   ProShred: […]

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What the heck is modern representation? In a nutshell, modern representation is a way to practice law that is a win-win for clients and lawyers. And the CBA’s Modern Law Practice Initiative (MPLI) is here to teach you how to do it! The mission of MLPI is to revolutionize the legal profession by enhancing access […]

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By Scott Carlson Legal malpractice claims in recent years have remained relatively steady, but defense costs, claimed damages and settlement sums have all climbed. That’s according to the latest survey of some of the leading lawyers’ professional liability insurance companies, revealing troubling trends that argue in favor of doing what many attorneys are loathe to […]

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By Michelle Motyka As a consultant, I hear this from clients I work with every day.  When we are implementing a practice management, document management, or time, billing, and accounting system, we spend a lot of time asking questions to obtain a good understanding of what is being done now so we can translate that […]

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By Jonathan P. White, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel Colorado has launched its new lawyer self-assessment program designed to help lawyers better serve clients and simplify their professional lives. This program arises out of a multi-year initiative of a subcommittee of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee. Over 50 practicing lawyers have participated in […]

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By Scott Carlson Legal malpractice claims in recent years have remained relatively steady, but defense costs, claimed damages and settlement sums have all climbed. That’s according to the latest survey of some of the leading lawyers’ professional liability insurance companies, revealing troubling trends that argue in favor of doing what many attorneys are loathe to […]

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By Doug Striker The 2017 Aderant “Business of Law and Legal Technology” Survey recently came out and it was fascinating. One of its top findings? Efficiency is key to success in an ever-competitive marketplace. (Hey wait… hasn’t someone you know been saying that for a long time? Oh yeah… me!) In fact, the first finding […]

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By Doug Striker, Ohhhhhhh, lookee there! It’s a fresh new crop of attorneys joining the firm! Aren’t they cute in their wide-eyed excitement over the cases they’ll handle, the team of Cracker Jack attorneys they’re joining, the new suits they bought… But someone’s got to train them in the “Ways of The Firm.” And this […]

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By Sara Scott and Danaé Woody The practice of law is not one-size-fits-all nor is starting a law firm. A new law practice’s success depends on a solid foundation of legal experience, as well as on the founder’s preparedness, personal drive and well-defined goals. Many solo practitioners are blissfully content with generating an annual income […]

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By Damian J. Arguello There is an old adage that virtually every lawyer has heard: A lawyer who represents himself or herself has a fool for a client. This can be especially applicable when a lawyer decides to open up his or her own practice. There are a multitude of steps that any new business […]

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