Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Law Practice and Office Management

The Lawyer’s Role in Lawyer/Staff Relations

By Paul Sullivan & Kettie A. Sprenger
May
2000
Column
Page 287
Are you keeping up your side of the employer/employee relationship?

Electronic Briefs: The Time Has Come

By Todd H. Flaming
April
2000
Column
Page 233
Here's how to create an electronic brief that includes exhibits, signed documents; everything you'd include in a paper version. For an example, see /ibj/apr00lj/ebrief.pdf.

Talking—and Listening—to Your Employees

By Paul Sullivan
March
2000
Column
Page 171
Taking the time to communicate with workers will pay dividends.

Cell Phones and the Next Big Thing

By Todd H. Flaming
February
2000
Column
Page 107
Cell phones are about to take a quantum leap in power and functionality — maybe you’d best sit tight until they do.

Laptops for Everyone

By Todd Flaming
December
1999
Column
Page 673
Should you buy a laptop and how? Here's what to look for.

The Three “A”s of Business Planning

By Paul Sullivan
November
1999
Column
Page 611
If you really want to succeed as a lawyer, you need a plan.

How to Produce Computer Data in Discovery

By Todd H. Flaming
October
1999
Column
Page 555
Requests to produce computer data are increasingly common; here's a primer on how to comply.

Learn to Be a Lawyer-Entrepreneur

By Paul Sullivan
September
1999
Column
Page 497
Competition is more fierce than ever, clients are more demanding; but you can rise to the challenge if you think like an entrepreneur, not a ``technician.''

The Best Legal Software Money Can’t Buy

By Todd Flaming
August
1999
Column
Page 439
Read all about the simple, inexpensive legal software we ought to have and learn why we don't have it -- yet.

Is Your Office Scam Resistant?

By Paul Sullivan
July
1999
Column
Page 383
Think no one would try to scam a lawyer? Think again.

The E-mail FAQ

By Todd Flaming
June
1999
Column
Page 333
Can you catch a virus from an e-mail message? What's a listserver? Read on and find out.

Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability

By Patrice S. Arend & Kathleen M. Holper
June
1999
Article
Page 314
A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.

Trust Accounts and the New Rules for Real Estate Closings

By Paul Sullivan
May
1999
Column
Page 281
Now lawyers can conduct real estate closings and distribute checks before the buyer's check has cleared, putting them on a level field with title companies and lenders.

Lessons from a Software Conversion

By Todd Flaming
April
1999
Column
Page 221
You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?

Law Firm Marketing: Does Your Practice Mean Business?

By Paul Sullivan
March
1999
Column
Page 169
Attorneys are not above the laws of good marketing; ignore them at your peril.

Linux: The New, Free Kid on the Block

By Todd H. Flaming
February
1999
Column
Page 107
Could the Linux operating system become a serious alternative to Windows? Here's a review.

Office Conflict: Are You Coach or Referee?

By Paul Sullivan
January
1999
Column
Page 55
Too many lawyer-supervisors run from personnel problems. Here's a better approach.

How to Survive the Year 2000 Computer Crisis

By Todd H. Flaming
December
1998
Column
Page 697
At least you don't need to build a bomb shelter ... or do you?

Twelve Steps to Prepare Your Practice for the New Millenium

By Anne E. Thar
December
1998
Column
Page 695
This 12-step plan will help you enter the 21st Century with a fresh approach to your practice and a lower risk of malpractice.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie Fitzgerald McGrath
November
1998
Column
Page 590
Post-Ellerth business boom?

Rejection Letters: “Just Say No” Is Not Enough

By Laura Walsh
November
1998
Column
Page 644
Saying "no'' to job applicants is never pleasant, but here's how to make rejection letters less painful for sender and recipient

Win Employee Loyalty and Keep the Raiders Away

By Paul Sullivan
November
1998
Column
Page 639
Small firms face special challenges in keeping and recruiting good staff. But they have some special advantage, too.

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