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By Guest Blogger, Loretta Ruppert There is no denying the cloud is having its moment in the legal industry. While some attorneys claim to be “die hard” cloud proponents, others aren’t as convinced. In order to determine where attorneys’ perceptions stand on the issue, LexisNexis recently conducted survey titled: Cloud Technology in the Legal Industry. […]

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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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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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Baby it’s cold outside. That first snow of the year can make some of us Coloradans yearn for those not-too-distant summer months. In June, the Denver Bar Association filmed a number of free programs that offer information on new rules and law practice management. Though you can’t get CLE credit for them, it’s some good […]

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Yesterday, we posted the first half of our conversation with Carolyn Elefant. In the second half below, Elefant discusses social media, marketing tips, and more in advance of her keynote at Hanging Your Shingle. Solo in Colo: For established solos, how can they continue to evaluate and improve their practice? Carolyn Elefant: It is always harder […]

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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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As a business attorney and owner of my own law office, I frequently find myself with questions as to how to run my own business better.  To help work on the business side of practicing law, I attended the “Metrics of Law Firm Financial Performances” CLE earlier this month to learn more about how measuring […]

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Tax issues for solo practitioners and small law firms are pretty much the same as those for other businesses. In order to reduce your chances for an audit, report all income, and don’t over-deduct your expenses. The IRS pays close attention to Form 1099 reporters, so make sure all of that income gets reported on […]

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