20December, 2013

Manage Your Practice by Managing Your Time

December marks a particularly stressful time of year. You may be anxious to tackle your professional to-do list before making plans with family, finishing up last-minute holiday shopping and ringing in the New Year. In order to get everything accomplished this month, you’ll need to be effective in managing your time. Here are six helpful […]

14December, 2013

Middle of the Road: The Treatment of Flat Fees

As clients demand further cost certainty from their attorneys, it appears that offers of alternative fee arrangements (which I am defining here, generally, as non-billable hour models) are beginning to affect law firm choice .  Certainly, there are a number of alternative fee arrangements that lawyers may utilize, or derive; and, the flat fee option, […]

6December, 2013

The Antidote to Malpractice Risk: Technology

Malpractice claims against attorneys are on the rise.  According to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, from 2008 to 2011, malpractice claims rose thirty percent.  Real estate, personal injury, and family law rank as the highest risk areas for malpractice claims.  Firms with two to five attorneys have the greatest risk […]