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The most profitable law firms share two common characteristics. First, they all run a very efficient ship — one that integrates flexible software with well-defined business process. Second, they all focus on the hardest part of the practice, generating income, while leaving technology to those who know it best. Tom Zichterman explains how law firms, by […]

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Much of my practice includes advising and representing clients in mediation as well as serving as a mediator.  Here are some tips that can help busy solos save time and money in mediation: Be prepared. Prepare yourself.  What do you want out of mediation?  What are your client’s goals?  What information will help you reach […]

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In The Lawyer’s Guide to Records Management and Retention, authors George Cunningham and John Montaña provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the creation and maintenance of an effective and efficient records management and retention program. They emphasize that although information is paramount to lawyers, a rare few practitioners properly manage this critical resource. The […]

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Earlier this year, we, as attorneys, were blessed by the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to completely overhaul the procedure for practicing law in Colorado.  Dubbed the Colorado Civil Access Pilot Project, or CAPP for short, its new procedures apply in (1) “Business Actions” (2) filed between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013 (3) in […]

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We often work on a Microsoft Word document over a period of several days or even weeks. There are a number of ways to make it easy to open a document you recently worked on. You could look through your directories to find it, you could create an icon and save it on your desktop, […]

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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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Few things make me happier than a double monitor. If I had my druthers, I would set my office up to mirror the docking stations in “The Matrix.” I would have 15 screens with scrolling green letters and numbers … The legend of the quad-monitor is quietly whispered throughout the halls of Micro Center and […]

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