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Practice of Law

When I graduated in May 2011, I was extremely discouraged by the lack of prospects in the job market and I wasn’t sure where to turn. Whenever I asked experienced attorneys what I should do, it seemed that their answer was always to hang my own shingle.  This was an unpalatable suggestion at the time – how […]

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What’s on your buffet tray?  In the last installment of this series, Amy Symons and Julie Davis urged us to “face the music and make a plan.”  The two solos explained how they have put together documentation systems for their own and for their mutual benefit in the event one has to step in for […]

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I am going to blame it on the natural highlights that are making an appearance at my temples, but for the first time in more than a decade of practice a client asked me, “So what happens if something happens to you?” I had an answer for him because my co-author and I had previously […]

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Probably because of my military background, I am a huge believer in formalities and boundaries. Entering my career as an attorney, I saw a rigid line between acting in my capacity as an attorney and acting as a friend, a therapist, and a life coach for my clients.  I believed my job was solely to […]

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So there I was: standing in the waiting room for municipal court, asking the clerk if my case could be called so I could avoid billing my client for unnecessary waiting time. The hamster turning the wheel inside my brain had just completely stopped, and I was absolutely dumbfounded by the clerk’s question. In fact, […]

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What is inertia anyway? I’m writing a series on this cheery topic so that we can continue the conversation about the important questions raised in the “Death of a Solo, Death of a Practice” CLE I presented in February.  I told a couple jokes about death and dying at the CLE … and got some […]

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There is bankruptcy, and there is bankruptcy planning. The latter is crucial in avoiding unpleasant surprises when you are in a pinch for dough. Let’s face it, most folks who never imagined they’d file do so because times are tough, real tough. Whether it be medical bills, credit card debt, or mortgage deficiency amounts owed […]

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In the Stacks will offer a peek at the resources available to Colorado Bar Association members via its Lending Library. Are you considering starting your own intellectual property law firm? In Starting an IP Law Practice: Critical Questions to Ask Yourself, Ann M. Mueting helps you ask many of the not-so-obvious questions, evaluate your options, […]

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Maybe you’re gathering the information you need to file your tax return. Maybe you’re working on a divorce settlement that includes stocks. Perhaps you’re interested in following a stock you’re considering adding to your personal portfolio. In these scenarios, it is helpful to know what a stock was worth on a particular date. Most of […]

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The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct require that all lawyers protect client confidentiality. Colorado Bar Association Law Practice Management and Risk Management Director Reba Nance discusses quick and easy things lawyers can do to ensure that their clients’ data is protected.

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