Marketing Tips for Small Law FirmsBy John W. OlmsteadSeptember 2003Column, Page 469Small-firm lawyers can no longer ignore marketing and hope to survive, let alone thrive. Here are tips for ramping up your marketing effort.
Putting It All Together With Information OrganizersBy Todd FlamingApril 2003Column, Page 203The e-mail messages, postal letters, notes, briefs, names and addresses, and other data connected with a case; how do you store it all in one place? Here are some options.
Calculated Overhead to Determine ProfitabilityBy Paul SullivanMarch 2003Column, Page 143Can you truly measure how much each lawyer costs your firm and how much profit he or she generates? Here's a guide to getting an accurate cost/revenue picture.
The “Problem Lawyer”By Karen ErgerFebruary 2003Column, Page 93The damage that drug, alcohol, or otherwise impaired "problem lawyers" do to your firm lingers long after they leave. Here's how to nip problems in the bud, and maybe salvage a career in the bargain.
Insuring Your Law PracticeBy Paul SullivanJanuary 2003Column, Page 41What kinds of insurance does your practice need, and how much? Here's an overview.
Creating a Small Office Network, Part IIBy Todd H. FlamingOctober 2002Column, Page 553Here's the hardware and software you need to network the computers in your office and increase your efficiency and productivity.
Have You Hugged Your Backup Lately?By Paul SullivanSeptember 2002Column, Page 489It's not a matter of whether you'll have a computer failure but when. Here's how to tell whether your backup system is up to snuff.
Creating a Small-Office Network, Part 1By Todd FlamingAugust 2002Column, Page 425Small-firm computing is no longer about which computer to buy; even the basic models are powerful enough. Now it's about how to set up a network that lets you share programs and files.
Is Your Word Processor Telling Secrets to the Enemy?By Todd FlamingJune 2002Column, Page 319Your word-processing software may be making confidential information available to your adversaries without your knowing it. Here's how it happens and what you can do about it.
Emergency Preparedness Pointers for LawyersBy Paul SullivanMay 2002Column, Page 265Let's face it; sometimes you can't prevent fires, floods, violent attacks and the like from wreaking havoc in the workplace. But you can prepare for the worst.
You Can’t Take It with You (and You Can’t Sell It, Either)By Karen J. DilibertApril 2002Column, Page 213Given that Illinois sole practitioners can't sell their practices, how can they prepare for death or retirement? This article discusses the problem and outlines a few steps solos can take on behalf of clients and family.
Protecting Your CommunicationsBy Maureen B. CollinsJanuary 2002Column, Page 47Don't let your brainchildren be like the proverbial cobbler's shoeless kids; lawyer, protect your IP rights.
Disaster Recovery BasicsBy Todd FlamingDecember 2001Column, Page 659With some basic disaster planning, you can keep your practice up and running even if your office is damaged or destroyed.
Make Your Banker Your PartnerBy Paul SullivanNovember 2001Column, Page 599Need a loan to grow your practice or even out cash flow? Here's what your banker has to offer and what you'll be asked to provide in return.
The Letterhead Name GameBy Karen J. DilibertOctober 2001Column, Page 545What's in that name on your firm's letterhead? Trouble, if you don't mind your ps and qs.
Managing the E-mail MonsterBy Todd FlamingOctober 2001Column, Page 541Driven into a corner by e-mail overload? Here's how to fight back.