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Practice HQ Resource: Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist

Posted on December 5, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Severe winter weather can cause property damage, lead to employee illness or injury, and in some cases force attorneys to temporarily close their law offices.

The ISBA’s winter weather preparedness checklist helps attorneys identify the areas of their business that are the most vulnerable to winter hazards. Developing a winter preparedness plan can help lawyers minimize damage and recover more quickly after the storm has passed.

Get Answers to Your Legal Questions with Practice HQ

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA members can now schedule a one-on-one, remote consultation or send questions via email to legal experts through Practice HQ, our one-stop microsite for practice management and technology information.

Formed in partnership with Affinity Consulting, Practice HQ now includes two easy ways to get legal technology and law practice management questions answered for no cost by an Affinity expert.

Making Time to Read in a Digital Age

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Editor’s note: This is part of an Illinois Lawyer Now series focused on resources available to ISBA members on Practice HQ, our "one-stop microsite" for practice management and technology information. This wealth of resources was designed to help you practice smarter by housing high-quality information in one place.

By Jeff Schoenberger, Esq.
Affinity Consulting Group

Two things often in short supply for lawyers are time and money. Harried schedules chase away things lacking immediacy. One thing I sacrificed was pleasure reading. Between family, work, and other commitments, sitting down to read a book was a lost joy.

Thankfully, within the last several years, books have become more accessible for people with chaotic lives. Here are some ways that you can find time to read and learn while still moving at a frenetic pace.

Stay Current on Mandatory E-Filing with Practice HQ

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Effective January 1, 2018, e-filing will be mandatory for all civil cases in the Illinois circuit courts. Practice HQ, our new one-stop microsite that houses together high-quality practice information, has a page dedicated to e-filing. This page was designed to help our members understand e-filing basics, stay up-to-date on the latest rule changes, and prepare for what's coming next.

Wind Down Your Practice with Practice HQ

Posted on August 9, 2017 by Sara Anderson

We recently launched our new member benefit, Practice HQ. Organized by the lifecycle of a law practice, this one-stop microsite houses together high-quality practice information in one place.

Once you've opened your firm, developed a marketing and retention strategy to build your client base, learned the ins and outs of managing and protecting, the final stage of your firm's lifecycle is to ethically wind down. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to succession planning because practices close for many different reasons; sometimes it is planned while other times the circumstances are outside of our control. As a result, the Practice HQ resources geared toward winding down your practice are valuable to members at all stages of their career, whether you're nearing retirement or simply want to prepare for the future. After all, the planning for eventual succession takes place long before any transactions.

Protect Your Practice with Practice HQ

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Sara Anderson

We recently launched our new member benefit, Practice HQ. Organized by the lifecycle of a law practice, this one-stop microsite houses together high-quality practice information in one place.

Once you've opened your firm, developed a marketing and retention strategy to build your client base, and learned the ins and outs of managing your practice, you can focus your energies on safeguarding your practice. In the face of disruptions — natural or man-made — you have to be prepared to keep your clients' data, firm, and employees safe, and recover quickly from unpredicted circumstances. For members who are interested in developing a plan to protect a practice, Practice HQ offers the tools you'll need. 

Manage a Practice with Practice HQ

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Sara Anderson

We recently launched our new member benefit, Practice HQ. Organized by the lifecycle of a law practice, this one-stop microsite houses together high-quality practice information in one place.

Once you have opened your firm and decided what steps you will take to build your book of business, you can focus your energy on your firm's day-to-day tasks. There are two main components to this: providing legal services to clients, and managing the business side of your firm. For members who are looking for resources on how to manage a firm, Practice HQ has everything you will need. This section of the website is broken down into nine sub-sections of managing your practice:

Practice Management

From free online CLE dedicated to helping you practice smarter without creating extra work for yourself to practice management software recommendations, the content in this sub-section will help you get your systems and processes in place.

Build A Practice with Practice HQ

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Sara Anderson

We recently launched our new member benefit, Practice HQ. Organized by the lifecycle of a law practice, this one-stop microsite houses together high-quality practice information in one place.

As a lawyer at a small firm — or perhaps someone who recently opened your own practice — there is a lot to think about when it comes to growing your practice. Clients are what keep us in business, and in today's competitive legal market, it is important to have the tools to market your practice to find new business and cultivate long-term, meaningful relationships with clients, while also providing the valuable services that retain them. For members who are focused on finding leads and converting them into clients, Practice HQ offers many resources to help you build a practice

Open a Firm with Practice HQ

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Sara Anderson

We recently launched our new member benefit, Practice HQ. Organized by the lifecycle of a law practice, this one-stop microsite houses together high-quality practice information in one place. 

Starting a new law firm can be one of the most exciting endeavors you will ever undertake, but it can also be scary as you navigate the process and face the unknown. After all, you must take into consideration everything from software to practice management to client services. For members at the beginning of a firm's lifecycle, Practice HQ offers valuable tools on how to get your firm up and running.

Boost Your Practice IQ at Practice HQ

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Sara Anderson

Our new member benefit, Practice HQ, is now live! In partnership with Affinity Consulting, we've developed this "one-stop microsite" for practice management and technology information. This wealth of resources was designed to help you practice smarter by housing high-quality practice information in one place. Within Practice HQ you'll find:

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