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Tips from ABA TechShow: iPad Apps to Use in Your Litigation Practice

Attending the ABA TechShow is one of my favorite conferences for 4 reasons: The top notch speakers who are experts in their topic; The attendees (solo/small firm lawyers, IT folks and law firm administrators) are all there in collaboration mode to share and learn from each other; The vendors with great products to add efficiency …

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Headed to ABA LegalTech Show

I am sitting on the MegaBus on my way to Chicago for the annual ABA Legal Tech Show, an event I look forward to every year, using my iPad to write this log post. Besides the show, it’s my favorite city to visit (get to squeeze in a visit to see my daughter and her …

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LinkedIn Tips for Lawyers #1: Specialties, Summary, Skills Expertise Sections

Have you taken the time to really look at your LinkedIn Profile after all the changes LinkedIn phased in during 2012? Did you notice that your Specialties Section is missing from your LinkedIn Profile? Did you notice that if you had a Specialties Section defined in your old profile that LinkedIn has added it to …

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Thinking About Blogging – Just do it and here is some advice from successful bloggers

I started blogging about 6 months ago and have tried to maintain a consistent schedule with meaningful topics. What I have learned is that it takes passion, time, commitment and a bit of creative thinking to come up with relevant topics. I also witnessed the power of blogging for building your community. It does work. …

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Tip #2: IOLTA/Credit Cards – New IRS Section 6050W & How it Affects Attorneys

Continuing my posts on best practices for IOLTA accounts/transactions, I wanted to share this information with you. This information comes via the ABA Commission on IOLTA. “Beginning January 2013, new IRS requirements regarding the reporting of credit card transactions will go into effect and may have the potential to negatively impact IOLTA accounts and lead …

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Handling Credit Card Payments and IOLTA

Tips and Techniques to Properly Manage Your IOLTA Funds (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts): Mismanaging an IOLTA account can have terrible consequences on a lawyer’s career, sometimes to the point of disbarment. For the month of December, I will be doing a series of posts to address questions you may have when handling your IOLTA …

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