In the last truly substantive post from us, Bill shared more tips on how to avoid an ethics complaint in Georgia. He wisely advised Georgia lawyers to make sure they use written representation agreements, close out client matters with a high degree of formality, and to make absolutely sure they set up and maintain their… Continue reading More Tools to Help Avoid an Ethics Complaint in Georgia
Come join us on February 5th, at the State Bar's Midyear Meeting. Here are the CLE details and you can register on site! TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE: AVOIDING ETHICAL LANDMINES AND MAXIMIZING TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND TOOLS 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. | 3 CLE hours Lawyers have realized they have to understand how to use… Continue reading Want to see us live? Bill & Natalie at State Bar’s Midyear Meeting CLE
That client said what about me! Being a lawyer representing people and organizations who could be on a winning or losing side means there will likely be someone who’s unhappy with a result, and if you the practitioner are not careful, they could also be unhappy with you personally. Regardless of the reason for a… Continue reading Unfavorable Online Reviews – What to Do (or Not)
Bill is an Assistant General Counsel at the State Bar. He graduated from Duke University in 1970 with a B.A. in Zoology, and earned his law degree from Emory University in 1973. At the Office of the General Counsel, he screens and prosecutes ethics complaints, is part of the Ethics Hot-Line service rotation (404-527-8741), and… Continue reading Meet Bill Cobb, Georgia Practice Advisor’s New Co-Author
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
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!
No, it's not just the first day of the month leading up to Election Day, Thanksgiving, or even the day you plan how to get rid of all that leftover Halloween candy. It's the date for the Fall Solo and Small Firm CLE at the State Bar Headquarters. You don't want to miss this one! In… Continue reading November 1st – A Special Day for Georgia Solo and Small Firms
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