“The electronic lawyer” ™By Alan PearlmanFebruary 2000During the course of my frequent lectures and seminars, I am often asked about software that can be used in a debt collection practice.
Electronic mail—benefits and perilsBy Paul BernsteinFebruary 2000Electronic mail is truly wonderful. It has a number of advantages over "regular mail" sent via the United States Post Office. Some of the benefits are as follows:
EsqWare for case managementBy Paul BernsteinJune 2000There are a good number of excellent case management software products on the market. Abacus, AmicusAttorney, TimeMatters, ProLaw, 21st Century Lawyer, PINS/ Needles, CaseMaster, and more are among the leading products in this software category.
From the chair— multidisciplinary practice updateBy Paul BernsteinFebruary 2000Under the dynamic leadership of, among others, Cheryl I. Niro, Illinois State Bar Association President, and Attorney Terrence J. Lavin, co-chair of the ISBA Task Force on Multidisciplinary Practice, the ABA's race towards seeing the huge accounting firms able to own law firms has been slowed down, and properly so.
The Internet, on the lighter side and a year-end potpourriBy Paul BernsteinOctober 2000The Internet must be a part of your law firm "arsenal." By now, you should be accessing Westlaw, Lexis, LexisONE (for free case law from the last five years and more) and the ISBA Home Page or sending email or document attachments, or collaborating with others via ListServ and/or threaded discussion groups or exploring Applications Service Providers (ASPs) to use various software products on a "rental" basis.
LOE to sponsor management roundtableFebruary 2000The Law Office Management and Economics (Standing Committe on) of the ISBA is sponsoring a management roundtable in Peoria on Saturday morning, March 11, 2000 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Packard Plaza.
On the nature of our work and the importanceof happinessBy Scott A. BerndtsonOctober 2000"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, time to be served, a debt to be paid.
“A personal life—it’s about time”By Christopher J. CummingsJune 2000It's 1:00 in the morning, and I'm too tired to sleep. As I lay in bed tossing and turning, every commitment that I have made for the coming week bubbles to the surface, one at a time.
Who is in charge here?By Thomas J. BrannanJune 2000When we want results, we typically ask, "Who is in charge here"? If someone asked you that question, about your business or about your life, what would your answer be?