30September, 2010

Don’t Be Embarrassed: Step Up To The Plate And Learn To Do Your IOLTA Trust Accounting

This week, Rodney writes about the importance of learning and understanding trust accounting principles. . . . In reading a recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, I was struck by the number of public reprimands that resulted from the violation of simple rules related to properly maintaining IOLTA accounts. […]

24September, 2010

Blog Jam: Vote for ABA Blawg 100 Through October 1

It’s that time of year again. No, not the Fall. The Fall suuuucks. There, I said it. And, I hate foliage, too. The only thing I want to see turning colors of red, orange and yellow (perhaps in reverse order, on second (or first) thought) is my skin, when I’m […]

22September, 2010

Guest Post: The Solo and Small Firm Advantage: Assertive Communication Gets Marketing Results for Lawyers

We are fortunate to welcome back Stephen E. Seckler, principal of Seckler Legal Coaching, for the fourth edition of his “The Solo and Small Firm Advantage” guest blog post series. Stephen is an attorney coach with twenty years of experience in consulting with lawyers. (Stephen’s full profile is available at his website.) […]

17September, 2010

SaaSafras Roots: Attorneys Moving to Web-Based Software Solutions

When you’re a blogger in demand, you can’t just post to your own blog anymore. The people demand more . . . always more. The damn people.Time was that I was, once again, asked to guest at another blog.Now, I’m not writing about PMAs again, so you can read on. No, this […]

16September, 2010

LOMAP Re-Launches Website

Of course, we’ve had a website for quite some time now; it was just that that website was sort of static, difficult to update, kind of plain, didn’t have a lot of ease of use and, worst of all, featured that picture of me that made me look like a done-up corpse, because it was […]

10September, 2010

Net Benefit: NetDocuments Offers Robust Document Management System for Lawyers

We’ve previously written in this space on the importance of the adoption of a records management policy for your law firm (as well as the requirement, per the Massachusetts data privacy law, of a written WISP, as a subset of that policy); and, it is important, unless you want to be calling me thirty years […]

9September, 2010

Guest Post: Survey Says . . . Law Firm Timekeeping is the Pits

We’re pleased this week to have received the guest blog post that will follow from Brett Owens, CEO and co-founder of Chrometa, a time-tracking solution used, in the main, by attorneys. (If Chrometa sounds familiar to you, it’s because I reviewed the product for the ABA’s GP|Solo magazine; you may find my review linked […]

2September, 2010

Tarheel, Boy: North Carolina Bar Association Proposed Ethics Opinion Helpful for Compliance with Massachusetts Data Privacy Law

Before we get started, I’d like to direct your attention to a really great cause (keep reading, this will cost you no money) that my friend Jamie alerted me to:The Cystic Fybrosis Foundation is seeking $250,000 through the Pepsi Refresh Project to purchase and distribute breathing devices for infants with cystic fibrosis. If you […]