April 2002  Volume 28, Number 3
ABA Law Pracice Management Magazine, April 2002 Issue

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COVER STORY
It’s About Time
What can you learn from firms that have broken the billable hour habit to unleash the profit-enhancing power of specialized practice technologies?
Marc Lauritsen


Task-Based Billing Grows Up
Firms that make the switch to task-based billing can realize more efficient billing practices. faster and more accurate payments and improved client relations. After a decade, though, are the technologies in place?
Sally Fiona King

Rate-Raising Strategy: Increasing Your Fees
The value of your services is determined by the client. A number of other factors determine if, when and how you can--or should--raise your fees. Know the tactical issues and steps to pump up your profits.
Ed Poll

  • Discussing Fees in the First Telephone Call by Linda J. Ravdin. Read More
  • Combination Fee Opportunities by Arthur Greene. Read More
  • Fee Setting Resources. Read More
  • Know the Rules for Setting Fees by Linda J. Ravdin.

Mining Your Data
With the right data, you can do an end run around hourly billing through creative pricing. Here’s how to use your existing time and expense detail.
Tom Collins


Editor's Page  - Merrilyn Astin Tarlton on breaking the habit.

First Person

Practice Development Clips

Chair's Message  - Bill Gibson on ABA TECHSHOW®

Bookmarks  - A reference site so comprehensive it can serve as a lawyer’s home page, plus succeeding as a solo.

 


nothing.but.net:
Blog On
The technology behind weblogs makes it easy to start and maintain one of your own. Join the craze.
Rick Klau

Research Dig: In Pursuit of Company Secrets
You don’t have to hire detectives to get the scoop on competitors. From EDGAR filings, to job postings to public messages, here’s how to conduct intelligent competitive intelligence.
Genie Tyburski

Site Watch: In-House InfoPAKs

CBA TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLE What Legal Tech Experts are Saying
Law Practice Management listens in as experts from both sides of the meridian discuss the burning technology issues in law firms today … and what’s next.

Personal Technology: The Innovator
Technology’s upward spiral brings us more for less. That’s the special magic of innovation.
Stephen J. Harhai

E-Definitions: Networking Standards: Too Wired to Go Wireless
Being wired used to be so very fashionable. A series of new IEEE networking standards is set to change all that.
Mark Tamminga

Product Watch
The latest legal technology news in the lpm-newproducts@abanet.org inbox.
Storm Evans


Marketing: 25 Truisms in Legal Marketing
No, legal marketing isn’t brain surgery. Still, there are rules of conduct you’re well advised to follow.
Robert Denney

Practice Development Clips
Dynamically digital, partying on and choosing to be usable.
Larry Bodine



On Balance:
Career Assessment: A Renewal
Assessing changes to be made in your career can lead to greater satisfaction in other areas of your life as well.
Marcia Pennington Shannon