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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the hot topic in the IT world, but what does it mean for the solo and small firm? Phil Shuey explains the concept, which permits employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smartphones) to their place of work and use those devices to access privileged company […]

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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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My law practice motto is: “I’d rather not work and not get paid, than work and not get paid.” Of course, this is a motto borne of my personal, unfortunate experience. Although my unfortunate experiences have diminished greatly over the years, I still occasionally find myself unpaid in part (at least that’s somewhat better than […]

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In the Stacks offers a peek at the resources available to Colorado Bar Association members via its Lending Library. Are you looking for ways to market your firm but feeling a little uncomfortable about the methods? Selling in Your Comfort Zone by Robert and Lawrence Kohn will help you overcome your discomfort with selling by helping […]

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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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Growing up in Crested Butte, Colorado, I was no stranger to hard work, and, beginning at age 12 I worked as a dishwasher at the Elk Mountain Lodge and a chambermaid at the Forest Queen Hotel.  I worked through the school year, too. By the time I finally started practicing law, I’d also worked as […]

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It took some urging, but a fellow solo finally convinced me to borrow a copy of Ann Guinn’s “Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer’s Guide to a Profitable Practice” from the CBA Lending Library.  I have already read several expensive, boring, and ultimately useless books on the subject and wasn’t that […]

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