2October, 2015

Guest Post: Office Space Choices for the Solo or Small Law Firm

As with many of the choices that lawyers are faced with in modern practice, selecting an office space yields a plethora of options – perhaps even an overwhelming number. Do you acquire a traditional lease? How about a virtual office? A co-working space? Or, do you just stay home? Fortunately, […]

25September, 2015

Announcing Our New Startup Kit!

Thinking about opening your own practice? Be aware, there’s a lot more to it then merely hanging a shingle and being a good lawyer. You’ll need to understand how to conduct an IOLTA three-way reconciliation, set a budget, manage client files, obtain malpractice insurance, implement technology, market your practice, and much much more. That’s where, […]

15July, 2015

Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground

It’s not easy to start a law practice as a young lawyer, especially on your own. (Good thing groups like Starting Out Solo are around, huh?) Now, I can tell you about all kinds of tricks; but, I’m not young, and I haven’t practiced in years. That’s why we like to occasionally spotlight the perspectives […]

6June, 2015

The Wisest Things Anyone Ever Said The Other Day: The Best Quotes (or Paraphrasings) from the 2015 ‘Super’ Marketing Conference

Thursday, our annual marketing conference went down. Mercifully, this is the last blog post I will have to write on the subject. Don’t worry, though: you’ll hear about the 2016 program when it rolls around again, next Spring.

But, before we leave the 2015 conference entirely in our rearviews, we might as well extract the last […]

19May, 2015

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 5: Managing Procrastination

In this, the fifth in our series on time management (parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all also available), we’ll address . . . okay, procrastination. (Deep sigh) Maybe I should watch ‘Mad Men’ or something instead? Okay, alright.

Everyone Else Is Doing It

Procrastination is a wholesale, human issue: pretty much everybody engages it. Roughly […]

2March, 2015

Catch-Up Withholding: The Difficulty in Acquiring Client Consent Following Representation

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Previously, at the LOMAP Blog, we considered the potential effectiveness of moving to a paperless law practice, buttressed by an analysis of issues related to client inclusion in the process — specifically, we addressed the importance of acquiring client consent prior to the destruction of case files. But, what if you don’t […]

17January, 2015

Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice

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Even in an increasingly cloud-based world, physical location still matters. The cloud itself, after all, is really just access to remote servers, hosted by someone, somewhere . . . hopefully not in North Korea. Most virtual practices, even, have a mostly local, decidedly not virtual client base, probably because most of us […]

3January, 2015

The Posts of Christmas Past: Our Best of 2014

 

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It’s that time of year again . . . when we select our very best blog posts from the preceding year. Amazingly enough, this will be our 6th annual version of this post. That’s a lot of blog posts to have chosen from; but, we try to exercise our very best judgment, […]

27December, 2014

Law Practice Management Lessons Learned from Serial’s M. Cristina Gutierrez

Even if you haven’t listened, you’ve likely heard of the podcast “Serial”, dubbed the most popular podcast in the world based on the number of iTunes downloads and having since served as the basis for a Saturday Night Live skit. From the creators of “This American Life”, the podcast “Serial” spans twelve episodes following the same […]

18December, 2014

Advancing Women in the Law – An Interview on the Value of Sponsorship

In a recent book published by Attorney at Work, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, author Ida Abbott discusses the importance of sponsorship to the advance of women’s careers. By focusing on an audience of men, Ida provides a rare and needed perspective on how men can help advance women leaders in the law. I […]