1201 ABA Journal articles on Solos/Small Firms.
Choosing the right technology tools for your law firm can be a confusing endeavor. After all, there are so many different types of software products available and so many choices to make when it comes to features, pricing and security. Sifting through the maze of information can be a time-consuming process that can quickly become overwhelming.
Feb 16, 2018 8:30 AM CST
A Washington, D.C, law firm is asking applicants for an associate position to demonstrate their “expositional prowess” by submitting an essay that requires some literary knowledge.
Jan 25, 2018 12:28 PM CST
This morning, I woke up extra early to prepare for a complicated hearing in federal court. After court, I returned to my desk to deal with a barrage of emails and voicemail from hostile opposing counsel. By 2 p.m., I felt especially tired, frustrated, and depleted. As I was laying my head down on my desk, I received an unexpected visit from a client who was "in the neighborhood." He brought me two bottles of wine and personally thanked me for everything we have done for him this past year. Shortly after he left, the mail came in. I opened two handwritten thank-you notes from other clients.
Dec 21, 2017 9:00 AM CST
A lawyer who “unwisely believed” he could appear on time for a court hearing may be sanctioned for his late appearance, but dismissing the case was too severe a sanction,…
Dec 7, 2017 11:29 AM CST
A Los Angeles judge on Monday awarded $277,000 in attorney fees to a former legal secretary who prevailed on her claim that the law firm she once worked for failed…
Nov 28, 2017 1:06 PM CST
What is your opinion on mailing out greeting cards to clients for the holidays?
Nov 16, 2017 7:30 AM CST
You’re only 5-foot-2? You seem … taller.
It’s a question I get quite often and one that I thought would be a great segue for this month's article.
Oct 19, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
A small but growing number of former federal prosecutors are choosing to open their own law firms rather than join large law firms.
Federal prosecutors are opening their own legal…
Oct 3, 2017 9:58 AM CDT
What is the best way to set up a 21st century office?
Sep 21, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
Heidi Machen of San Francisco, who practices employment, government regulatory, contract and landlord-tenant law, has had slow-pay clients. But she also has “a tenacious assistant who is a very effective collector,” she says.
“I usually don’t have trouble,” Machen says. “I regard the client as a business partner, and I explain this, saying ‘I’ll do my part, and I expect you to do your part, which includes timely payment of my bill.’ ”
Aug 1, 2017 12:55 AM CDT
Lawyers interested in associate positions with the intellectual property boutique Fisch Sigler are asked to go beyond submission of the traditional cover letter and resume.
Jul 6, 2017 7:45 AM CDT
On the same day that a massive ransomware attack
hit DLA Piper, cybersecurity startup firm LogicForce released a chilling report
that found that law firms are still woefully unprepared for all sorts of cyber threats.
Jun 29, 2017 8:41 AM CDT
Median pay for first-year associates is the same as it was two years ago—$135,000—according to a salary survey by the National Association for Law Placement.
Jun 2, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
Should I offer free initial client consultations?
Unless you have a very streamlined process for fielding new clients or can delegate the task to a non-attorney, my recommendation would be to charge.
May 18, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
A Rhode Island law firm has filed a lawsuit against its insurer over coverage for a ransomware attack that locked down the firm’s computer files for three months.
May 2, 2017 11:09 AM CDT
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