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
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
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
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?
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!
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!
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
From Natalie Kelly, Director of the Law Practice Management Program Every day I help Georgia lawyers with the issues they face on the business side of their practices. Operating a law practice efficiently and professionally is what the Law Practice Management Program wants to help every Georgia lawyer with, and this new blog will hopefully… Continue reading Welcome to your Georgia Practice Advisor!