Mandatory E-Filing Is ComingBy Ed FinkelMarch 2016Article, Page 30Effective January 1, 2018, electronic filing will be mandatory in all 102 counties in Illinois. How will it work? Attorneys and judges share their hopes and concerns.
Lincoln and Herndon 2016By Ed FinkelFebruary 2016Article, Page 22If Abraham Lincoln were practicing today, what management techniques and tech tools should he use? LPM experts offer advice.
Taxing legal services still on the tableBy Matthew HectorFebruary 2016LawPulse, Page 12Studies by independent think tanks argue that while increasing service taxes is a good idea, extending that tax to professional services isn't.
Supercharged Social Media MarketingBy Ed FinkelJanuary 2016Article, Page 24Are you using Google Plus? Blogging? Using video? Describing yourself consistently across social media and the web? Find out what social media power users are doing to market their practices.
Creating a Client-Centered PracticeBy Ed FinkelNovember 2015Article, Page 26In a tough legal marketplace, putting clients first and providing excellent service is a must. It starts with putting yourself in the client's place.
The looming court-reporter shortageBy Matthew HectorOctober 2015LawPulse, Page 12Seventy-five percent of the state's licensed reporters could be eligible for retirement before the end of the decade. Will there be qualified candidates to replace them?
Rethinking Email EncryptionBy Charles J. NorthrupOctober 2015Column, Page 46Evolving ethics standards make it more important than ever for lawyers to understand encryption.
The ABCs of LLLTsBy Ed FinkelSeptember 2015Article, Page 20Proponents say limited license legal technicians provide legal representation to people who couldn't otherwise afford it. Critics argue they'll compete with underemployed lawyers and lower the quality of legal services.
New York ban on nonlawyer ownership upheldBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12A federal district judge issues a strongly worded rejection of Jacoby & Meyer's challenge to New York's rule banning nonattorney ownership of law firms.
Making the AskBy Ed FinkelAugust 2015Article, Page 20What can female attorneys - and firms that want to hire and keep them - do to ensure that their compensation and opportunities keep pace with their talent and commitment?
We’re All in This TogetherBy Richard D. FeliceJune 2015Column, Page 8Oregon and California could join Washington in authorizing LLLTs.
Plan to GrowBy Ed FinkelMarch 2015Article, Page 24Lawyers and practice advisers explain the importance of strategic planning to long-term success.
The sting of IOLTA overdraft alertsBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Since 2011, banks have been required to report IOLTA-account overdrafts to the Illinois ARDC. The resulting investigations often uncover bookkeeping mistakes that get lawyers into trouble.
Feeling Secure in the CloudBy Ed FinkelJanuary 2015Article, Page 20You're probably already using the Internet to access remote servers - aka cloud computing - whether you know it or not. And you should be. But make sure you understand the risks.