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On June 29, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of five American Bar Association books, will be in the CBA-CLE classroom to show you how super-charging your Google search strategies will assist you in your discovery and trial preparation needs, in addition to locating missing persons and successfully completing transactions. […]

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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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There are times when it would be helpful to embed a document in a contact, calendar, or task in Outlook. For example, you might have a reception on your calendar and want to embed a PDF copy of the invitation in your calendar so you have it handy. You might have a copy of a […]

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I am trying to maintain a sense of humor about all this, so I thought of the “Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events” books one of my kids loved. As a Facebook newbie, I initially struggled with practical considerations like, “How do I set my Facebook business page as my default?” “Struggle” may be putting […]

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Today the American Bar Association announced its new online Solo and Small Firm Resource Center. The resource center has  information about practice management, CLEs, technology, books, news and articles, and a career center, providing product reviews, threads of the popular SoloSez listserv, job postings, and more. Don’t forget, the CBA offers a number of resources […]

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Matt and I gave a video overview of the “big picture” of the WordPress Website Project last week, so I will be supplying the written running commentary, including the “best practices” for writing a blog.  First off, I want to address a couple concerns I came across when I posted questions to folks on the […]

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In advance of CBA-CLE’s Hanging Your Shingle event, Solo in Colo spoke with keynote speaker Carolyn Elefant. The Washington D.C.-based solo and blogger talked about getting her start as a solo, learning the ropes, and the importance of technology. Below is the first half of the interview. Read the second half here. Solo in Colo: […]

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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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The Code of Professional Responsibility, Rule 1.1 Competence provides, “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client.  Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.”  Comments to Rule 1.1 provide, in part, “Competent handling of a particular matter includes inquiry into and analysis of the factual and […]

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I attended the very interesting and informative CLE, Social Media for Lawyers, by Lawyers, on May 17  at the CBA. I wanted to share some thoughts about this CLE with the blog community, perhaps as a wake-up call for those of you wondering about the inevitable. No, not the end of the world, that was […]

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