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I recently made the decision to move my practice to southwest Colorado, to a rural town named Pagosa Springs.  A couple of older attorneys had recently become unable to practice in the town and the one remaining solo practitioner here, who is in his late 70s, had been talking me into moving for about a […]

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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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In the Stacks offers a peek at the resources available to Colorado Bar Association members via its Lending Library. Looking for the latest and greatest in legal technology for your law practice? You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad and anything else […]

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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 constantly trying to keep up with ever-changing technology and have no luck? The 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide by Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke can help! This […]

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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 considering going solo or maybe just looking for ways to better your solo practice? Flying Solo, a compilation of information from solo practitioners, local bar practice management advisers, and other legal professionals, provides tools 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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On Wednesday, Feb. 27, women solos (and CBA Law Practice Management Director Reba Nance) gathered once again at the Denver Tea Room for tea, scones, and a howling good time.  With nearly 20 in our WOLF pack, shorthand for women-0wned law firm, we started with introductions and played a version of musical chairs not unlike […]

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On the email listserv of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Colorado Bar Association, a question was recently posed: “Does anyone send thank you notes anymore, or even an email, to acknowledge referrals?” I also have discussed this same question offline with colleagues regarding business referrals and friends and relatives regarding gifts. Based […]

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As past-chair of the Solo-Small Firm Practice Section of the Colorado Bar Association, I attended the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago for the first time in March 2012.  It was something I never anticipated I would experience because I am not very “tech-oriented.”  I found it to be an incredible experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it […]

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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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