The newsletter of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Law Office Management and Economics
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Client fee agreements: it’s time for a review
The past 12 months have seen three decisions from the appellate court that have provoked alarm, concern, and a review of law office practices concerning fee agreements with clients.
“The electronic lawyer” ™
Last month I told you about an exciting new scanner to take care of all your business card needs.
“The electronic lawyer” ™
There are some products in the market place that we can do without, while others just keep getting better and better. Iomega Corporation is one such company that keeps coming up with the best in storage and containment products for both the PC and MAC world!
This article will discuss the reasons engagement letters are utilized, the benefits they provide, and examples of the content of portions of engagement letters that are commonly in use.
Get organized—use a checklist
Everyday, people in all walks of life use a checklist to get themselves going into their daily routines.
How would you rate the morale in your office? Diagnosing the problem
When you walk into your office in the morning, what does it feel like? Is your office a place where people greet one another politely or even enthusiastically or is your office a place where no one says "Good Morning" and where people quietly pass in the hallway without acknowledging each other?
In the October, 1991, poll conducted by the section council, articles on efficient use of attorneys' time ranked high in the responses as a desired subject of attention in the newsletter.
The large-client dilemma
Law firms of all sizes represent large clients on a day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year basis.
Out of control
Has your practice ever been "out of control"? Have you become a "crisis manager"? Has your spouse told you that your work life is out of balance? If so, read on.
Part-time employment—Does it work?
Part-time Employment--does it work? Is this a rhetorical question? I want to go on record and state unequivocally, maybe.
Presenting the bill
While the practice of law is an honorable profession, a lawyer, like anyone else rendering services, is entitled to be compensated for those services.
Reinventing your law practice: 25 tips for implementing change
During the next 10 years, law firms will either undergo dramatic change and transform themselves or they will cease to exist. Present business and management practices will no longer serve practitioners well in the global electronic marketplace.
Stop! I want off!
If you practice law--you know the feeling. At best, it is a monthly event, at worst, a daily event.