Did you realize that your advertising/marketing materials that were in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct on March 20, 2014, may have violated the rules as of March 21st? No? Then please take a little time to review the amended Rule 7.2 which was approved in an order issued by the Georgia Supreme Court… Continue reading Listen Up! – Important Change to Advertising Rules
Category: Practice Management
State Bar Member Benefits
We've had you waiting long enough. Sorry about that. We were away attending Bar meetings and the like. But, we are back, and we want to give you a rundown of the Bar's member benefits, especially those that folks often tell us they didn't know we had. 1) Law Practice business and technology consulting -… Continue reading State Bar Member Benefits
Holiday Cheer and Our Gift to You: A Take on Social Media and Practice Management
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and not a peep from us? Well, we’ve been hard at work in the back ground – sort of like Santa’s little legal elves - building our post on social media and law practice management. Why, social media? Well, it’s because we are still seeing lawyers struggle with what to… Continue reading Holiday Cheer and Our Gift to You: A Take on Social Media and Practice Management
Fall Quarterly CLE for Solos and Small Firms Coming Back Around
Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to gear up for things like pretty leaves, football (SEC is preferred down here), and cooler temps. But, it’s also time to mark your law office calendars again for the Fall CLE focused on solo and small firm practice. While the agenda will be posted at ICLE… Continue reading Fall Quarterly CLE for Solos and Small Firms Coming Back Around
What’s In a Name?
For a law firm or solo practice, much is in a name: reputation, marketing, and ethical perils. Ethical perils in a name? Yes. Firm and practice names must comply with Rule 7.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Names must also comply with Rule 7.1 which prohibits any misleading or deceptive communication. What is this… Continue reading What’s In a Name?
Planning for and Recovering from Disasters
There are some things in life you just can’t control. Well, yes, we know that we can update our blog posts more often, and can control that to some extent! However, natural and man-made disasters just happen and there is little to nothing we can do about them, except respond. The Law Practice Management Program… Continue reading Planning for and Recovering from Disasters
ABA TECHSHOW 2013 – Bringing Lawyers and Technology Together
One of the favorite parts of my job is attending and participating in ABA TECHSHOW. This annual conference brings together the world's leading legal technology experts and boasts one of the most expansive and on-point product Expositions in legal technology today. Yes, it's a big deal, and I am so grateful that I get to be intimately involved with putting… Continue reading ABA TECHSHOW 2013 – Bringing Lawyers and Technology Together
Winter Solo and Small Firm CLE is Here!
Don’t forget that you can get 6 hours of CLE including 1 hour of Professionalism and 1 hour of Ethics at the Winter Solo and Small Firm CLE this Friday, February 15, 2013. See the program line up and register at http://www.iclega.org/programs/8164.html. The CLE is live at the State Bar Headquarters in Atlanta and being… Continue reading Winter Solo and Small Firm CLE is Here!
Lawyers Accepting Credit Cards Beware!
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!
3 Holiday Tips to Get You Organized and Ready for 2013
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