The newsletter of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Law Office Management and Economics
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Newsletter articles from 2014
Challenges facing cognitively impaired lawyers and their co-workers
A look at the ethical guidelines presented by the ABA Model Rules and Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the structure and standards of a legal malpractice claim, and a discussion of what other states have done to reduce exposure to malpractice risk.
Darwinism for your legal business
In light of our current economic and business conditions, what would Darwin say about an attorney’s ability to survive in business today? Which species of lawyer will evolve and which will become extinct?
How to create challenging yet achievable goals for your office.
Organizing your small firm or solo practice
In order to be prepared to start your own practice, you should start out by establishi an organizational plan, including staff job descriptions, policies and procedures, document control, and file checklists.
The power of Google
To increase your chances of being found when a client is looking for your firm, and without costing you any money, the firm should have a Google+ page.
Take charge of your own economy
The principles outlined in this article are geared toward those who do not have a sizable inheritance on the horizon or who are not yet financially independent. Although many will find the following six suggestions to be familiar, most have not applied them with persistence and consistency to their own lives.
Timesheets and billing tips
The author provides some thoughtful tips to help you draft successful timesheets, and a sample engagement letter to use as a guide.
The author has compiled a handy list of a few options to consider when looking for out-of-office help.