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Articles From Maria Kantzavelos

The Lawyer’s iPad: Using Tablets in Your Practice

By Maria Kantzavelos
May
2013
Article
Page 232
Can you really use your mobile device to practice more effectively? Tech experts say "yes" and tell you how.

Marketing Your Practice via Social Media

By Maria Kantzavelos
April
2013
Article
Page 180
You can find clients on Facebook and LinkedIn. Or, more to the point, they can find you. But be sure to go about it the right way or you'll lose business and run afoul of ethics rules.

Riding the DIY Wave

By Maria Kantzavelos
March
2013
Article
Page 128
Lawyers should respond to do-it-yourself law sites by serving clients in new ways, an Elmhurst lawyer suggests.

Sharpening Your Pencil: Financial Basics for Law Firms

By Maria Kantzavelos
February
2013
Article
Page 76
Are your employees getting the tax relief they deserve? Are you? Should you process your own payroll? A CPA tells lawyers a thing or two about the business side of running a practice.

E-Filing Gets the Green Light

By Maria Kantzavelos
January
2013
Article
Page 20
Are you ready for service by e-mail? Filing at 11:59 p.m.? The electronic record as official court record? Effective January 1, the Illinois Supreme Court has taken a big, 21st-Century step toward making e-filing the norm and not the exception.

Handling Confrontational Clients

By Maria Kantzavelos
December
2012
Article
Page 636
Learn techniques to help you manage your relationship with confrontational clients.

For Sale by Owner: Getting the Most for Your Law Practice

By Maria Kantzavelos
October
2012
Article
Page 524
How much is your practice worth? How can you maximize its value? How do you find buyers? Even if you aren't ready to sell, experts say the time to ask yourself these questions is now.

Perception is Reality: Recusal and Judicial Campaign Contributions

By Maria Kantzavelos
September
2012
Article
Page 468
An ISBA special committee is exploring the role of campaign contributions in judicial elections and whether recusal standards should be changed.

Through the “Meeting Legal Needs” Lens

By Maria Kantzavelos
July
2012
Article
Page 356
Among other projects, ISBA President John E. Thies will promote adequate funding of and public trust in Illinois courts and examine the law-student debt crisis. Here's a look at the year ahead.

Housing Crisis Intervention: Foreclosure Mediation in Illinois

By Maria Kantzavelos
June
2012
Article
Page 296
Proponents say foreclosure mediation helps homeowners find relief – or at least closure – in an often forbidding legal process. Here’s what’s underway in the various counties.

Taking Your Practice to the Cloud

By Maria Kantzavelos
April
2012
Article
Page 188
Wouldn't it be great to access case files from your laptop or store essential documents where no disaster can reach them? You can, and here's how.

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