When lawyers ‘like’ Facebook: Using the site to attract and maintain clients
The authors of a new book on Facebook for lawyers cover how lawyers can use the social-networking site to distinguish themselves and create lasting client relationships, and they touch on key ethical considerations.
Do’s and don’ts for your profile >>
Ethical dilemmas in accessing and possessing evidence
What duties do lawyers have to alert authorities when they learn about evidence that may incriminate a client — either from communications with the client or a third party, or when the lawyer finds himself in possession of such evidence?
Physical items are not protected as privileged >>
The ABCs of best billing practices
Accountability, billing and collections are crucial steps, particularly the three aspects accountability: tracking time, reviewing prebills and ensuring attorney productivity.
Tips on easy time tracking >>
Top women lawyers share leadership insights
Taking risks makes a good leader, according to a panel of women at the top of the legal profession who shared secrets for success at the Women’s Leadership in the Law program, co-sponsored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Listen to audio clips from the panelists >>
FTC commissioner shares her views on consumer protection and much more
Maureen Ohlhausen recently discussed the importance of transparency in FTC decision making, her consumer protection and privacy priorities and much more.
She also talks about disclosures on mobile devices >>
The consequences of excessive caseloads
A leading expert addresses the pervasive problem of high caseloads for public defenders, providing recommendations on managing and dealing with the work, in this excerpt from a book available free for ABA members.
Competent representation may be sacrificed when workloads are too high>>
6 missed business-building opportunities and how to avoid them
Lawyers routinely muff chances to ingratiate themselves to their clients, says a lawyer who has spent half his career in practice and the other as a consumer of legal services. He offers tips to improve service.
Keep communications concise >>
Technology tips to give small firms an edge over the big guys
Technology has leveled the playing field, giving solo lawyers the ability to practice anywhere they take their laptop and have access to a high-speed Internet connection. A solo practitioner gives his ideas on how small firms can maximize technology.
Make your firm paperless >>
7 strategies to succeed as a managing partner
Managing partners often act like CEOs and require a thoughtful plan to move their firm forward into the 21st century. A consultant for midsize firms shares steps to manage with ease.
Get to know the firm’s client base personally >>
Alert: Impending changes to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Barring any action from the Supreme Court or Congress, several changes will go into effect Dec. 1, 2013. Read about them here.
The subpoena notice requirement would get more prominence >>
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