The Law Practice Management Program is again hosting the annual Solo and Small Firm Institute in Atlanta at the State Bar headquarters. The program will be held on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27, and there will be a live stream of some of the programming to the Tifton and Savannah Bar offices. All… Continue reading Solo and Small Firm Institute 2019 is Coming!
Here’s a set of questions we got from a workers' comp claimants lawyer, who said that his clients’ weekly insurance checks are mailed to his office. He asked whether he should open the checks and make a record of them, and more generally what kind of records must or should be kept. He also wondered… Continue reading Client Funds: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered???
Take Charge is a special event. It's Georgia's Solo and Small Firm Institute and it is scheduled for July 14 & 15 at the State Bar Headquarters. You can see the agenda, register at the early bird rate, and more at the official conference website, http://www.gabarsolo.org. Stay tuned for conference updates! - Natalie & Bill
Well, I wasn't in attendance this year, as I was out on a leave of absence. Bummer! But, if what I have heard since my return to work is any indication of what the attendees at this year's Solo and Small Firm Institute enjoyed, this was a successful solo and small firm conference! Because pictures can speak… Continue reading Take Charge – What a Successful Solo and Small Firm Conference Looks Like
By accepting credit cards, your firm is considered a “merchant” under the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008. Guidelines from this Act in effect as of January 1, 2013, requires all merchants to have an EXACT match for their federal tax identification number (FTIN) and their legal name on file with the IRS. You might have already been contacted by… Continue reading Lawyers Accepting Credit Cards Beware!
Getting ready for a new year can be daunting for many law firms. This is especially true for those that are unorganzied or think they are too busy to get organized. Here are 3 tips to help get your firm up, moving and shaking before the new year starts. 1) Enter your billing and accounting information for… Continue reading 3 Holiday Tips to Get You Organized and Ready for 2013
What? Who’s giving out bonuses in this down economy? Despite the economic climate that has affected pretty much every law office in the country, bonuses are still being given out. Sounds a little odd, but in fact, bonuses can be great firm marketing and retention tools, and there are several ways to structure them so… Continue reading Bonuses – “The Remix”
Beginning August 16th, the Law Practice Management Program will begin sponsoring seasonal CLE programs geared toward the latest topics on practice management, ethics, technology and finance for solo and small firm practitioners. The 1st Summer program will highlight these general topics. Ultimately, if you are in solo or small firm practice, you recognize the many important practice… Continue reading Seasonal CLEs for Solos and Small Firms Begin
Georgia lawyers have not been exempt from the rash of online and even in-person scams that have become prevalent here in the United States. Here’s an example: Hi Counsel, My name is Liudmila Yuldasheva. I'm contacting your firm in regards to a divorce settlement with my ex-husband (Bernheim de Yuldasheva) who resides in your jurisdiction.… Continue reading Give Me a Minute and I’ll Give You a Million Dollar Case