Category: Law Practice Management

Bench Bar Courtroom Chat: Seamless Transitions

By Gwen Abler Courtroom Chats are a talk led by various judges once a month; we get their inside look at a courtroom. We met last week in a small and cozy setting (with food), and Judges Morris Hoffman and

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Why a Lawyer’s Reputation Is So Vital in the Internet Age

Want to understand the value of your online reputation? Imagine that you’re a legal consumer. You’re most likely over the age of 45 and you’re not in this situation by choice. You might be dealing with a legal issue for the first

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Modern Law Practice Initiative — A Win-Win for Lawyers and Clients

By Erika Holmes The CBA’s Modest Means Task Force has been renamed – the Modern Law Practice Initiative! “Why the new name?” you ask. The reason for the name change is two-fold: first, to stop the misperception that this type

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The CBA Ethics Committee is Here to Help

The CBA Ethics Committee is a standing committee comprised of about 90 attorneys, and meets throughout the year on the third Saturday of each month. Each year, the committee adds between 5-10 new members, while some older members have been

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Financial Bites for Baby Sharks: Introduction

By Drew Hefflefinger, CFP®        As part of a new bi-monthly series, “Financial Bites for Baby Sharks” will focus on personal finance topics that are relatable and targeted towards young attorneys. The goal of the series is to inform readers on

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A Wealth of Knowledge Is Available in Judiciary’s Annual Stats

By Keith Lewis It has been said that knowledge is power. The Office of the State Court Administrator is building an incredible arsenal of information that is also available to the public. For years, the Office of the State Court

Posted in Law Practice Management, Practice Management, Research

Productivity Tips for New Lawyers

By Allison C. Shields Project, task, and matter management are not skills taught in most law schools. As a result, many lawyers struggle with these essential job functions, and young or new lawyers especially may have difficulty learning how to

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Things To Learn During Your First Year as a Solo Attorney

 By Melanie Fischer First it was elementary school, then middle school, then high school, then college, and finally law school. After almost two decades in school, you are probably pretty excited to stop all the learning and begin working and

Posted in Law Practice Management, Practice Management, Solo Practice

End of Summer Reading List for Young and New Lawyers

By the CBA Law Practice Management Department The following books can all be found in the CBA’s Lending Library. For more information on what books are available and how to check them out, click here.

Posted in Career Development, Law Practice Management, Marketing, Networking, Practice Management, Solo Practice

The Best Pricing Advice I Ever Received

By Jordan Furlong So it was the summer of 1983, and I had reached that particular stage of adolescence when your parents have finally managed, after a long succession of hints, to get across the idea that this would be

Posted in Law Practice Management, Practice Management, Solo Practice, Uncategorized

Using Social Media to Market Your Solo Practice

By now we’ve all heard about social media marketing for law firms and other businesses. Everybody online seems to be talking about Facebook likes, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and even using Instagram, Pinterest, and Slideshare to market companies and firms

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6 Ways a Smartphone Makes You More Efficient

By Melanie Atkinson The proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the workplace has dramatically changed how business is conducted, and the legal profession is no exception. Nearly everyone has a mobile device, but how many of us use these devices to

Posted in Law Practice Management, Practice Management, Technology

When Persuading, Body Language Beats Words

By Janet Ellen Raasch In any law firm, there is a lot of persuasion going on. Persuasion and negotiation are, after all, essential skills in the practice of law. But they are also important in other tasks performed at law

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Introducing the CBA’s IMPROVED Online Find A Lawyer Directory

By Alexa Drago Get Found—Update Your Listing Today All CBA members receive a free premium listing trial until January 1, 2016.

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Mastering Small Talk

By Dean C. Hirt On April 1, professional speaker, bestselling author, conversation expert, and communication guru, Debra Fine, spoke at the Denver Bar Association offices on the art of small talk. While Fine’s presentation was titled “Small talk…It’s No Joke!”

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Best Bet for Finding A Legal Job After Law School: Bet On Yourself

By Carolyn Elefant Although employment prospects for new law grads are showing signs of life, overall post-graduation employment remains at a dismal  56 percent average rate for all law schools.  And while connections, solid skills and networking can improve the

Posted in Career Development, future of law, Law Practice Management, Law Student, Networking, Practice Management, Solo Practice

Looking for a Few Good Books to Read?

If you missed the April 1 presentation by Debra Fine on small talk, no worries! We have her two books in the CBA’s Lending Library for you to check out.

Posted in Career Development, Law Practice Management, Marketing, Networking, Practice Management

Five Things that Have NOT Changed Since I Started Practicing Law

By Michael Heatherly In my last post, I described five significant changes in the practice of law that have developed since I got my license in 1991 (less conventional library research, paper replaced by e-documents, more emphasis on marketing, etc.).

Posted in Career Development, Law Practice Management, Marketing, Mentoring, Networking

Managing Risk: What If Your Assumptions Are Wrong?

By Mark Bassingthwaighte Everyone makes assumptions. You might be surprised, though, at how many malpractice claims result merely from a lawyer working under a false assumption.Take the attorney who allows her workload to grow beyond a reasonable level — she might not

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How to Nail Your Elevator Speech

by the Editors of Attorney at Work Question: I need help with my “elevator speech.” When I begin to tell people about my practice, I tend to get flustered and embarrassed. Do you have any advice that would help me

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