Selling OutBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2011Article, Page 20The 2010 update of Illinois' ethics rules make it easier to sell a law practice. But what about practical issues like valuation and transition planning? Seasoned solos offer advice.
Unbundling ExplainedBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2010Article, Page 512Limited scope or discrete task legal representation - aka "unbundling"- is a client- and lawyer-friendly idea whose time has come, proponents say.
Market yourself to existing clientsBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2010Lawpulse, Page 394Don't hide your lamp under a bushel, experts warn, or your clients may head for lawyers with better self-promotional skills.
Controlling Case Expenses: Lawyers’ Duty to ClientsBy Robert L. Fogel, Michael S. Young, and Katie M. KingMay 2010Article, Page 244A look at the trial lawyer's fiduciary and ethical responsibility to disclose, monitor, and control reimbursable case expenses incurred on behalf of clients.
Your (Mostly Free) Private InvestigatorBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010Article, Page 184An amazing amount of information about parties, witnesses, clients, businesses and more resides on the Internet. Here's how to find it.
You’re the Boss - Now What?By Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2010Article, Page 132Supervising employees, meeting a payroll - more things they didn't teach you in law school. Find out some of what you need to know.
Social networking 1.0By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2009Lawpulse, Page 278Despite the newfangled options, blogs and e-mail discussion groups are still excellent ways to connect with other lawyers.
Should You Use Fastcase and How?By Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2009Article, Page 178Whether you make it your primary online research tool or use it to supplement Westlaw or Lexis, Fastcase can save you money. Lots of it. Here’s how.
Lawyer LincolnBy Daniel W. Stowell and John A. LuptonFebruary 2009Article, Page 74A look at Abraham Lincoln's legal practice in antebellum Illinois.
Weathering the StormBy Karen ErgerFebruary 2009Column, Page 98Don't make bad economic times worse with bad management decisions.
1099s for deadbeat clients?By Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2009Lawpulse, Page 10 A law-office management expert puts forth the option of sending a nonpaying client a 1099 for the value of your services. Is it really OK to do so?
Taking Down Your ShingleBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2009Article, Page 20Selling or otherwise closing your private practice? Don't forget to take care of important business before you do.
Bacon-Saving Support StaffBy Karen ErgerOctober 2008Column, Page 536Don't think your support staff can make or break you? Think again.
Law-Firm Compensation Systems ExplainedBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2008Article, Page 288Wondering whether your firm's compensation scheme needs an overhaul? Here's a look at what others are doing.
A solo’s advice on going soloBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2008Lawpulse, Page 118 A young sole practitioner's take on the perils and pleasures of hanging out your shingle.
Are e-mail disclaimers really necessary?By Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2008Lawpulse, Page 66They really are, some lawyers say. In fact, you should put them at the beginning, not the end, of your messages, other lawyers say.