September/October 2014 | The Finance Issue

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Sep/Oct 2014

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Law Practice Magazine Archives

FEATURES

Human Capital Accounting

Shunning intuition and using data to predict who will fit best with your firm.
By William D. Henderson

 

Starting a Financial Relationship With Your Client

Packaging your fee agreement with an eye toward client relations.
By Peter Roberts

 

Need to Review Your Malpractice Insurance Policy?

Doing so can save money and give you peace of mind.
By Thomas J. Watson & Reid Trautz

 

2014 Law Firms in Transition

arsing a Survey of Midsized and Large Firms.
By Eric A. Seeger

 

Pristine Financials

Financials as a too to understand your practice.
By Jessica McKeegan Jensen

 

A Lawyer's Guide to Business Credit

A banker's perspective on providing loans to law firms.
By Sylvia See

 

 

THANKS TO OUR ISSUE TEAM

Team Leaders: John Bowers & George Leloudis
Team Members: Peter Roberts & Mary Vandenack

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Note

Business as Usual
The finance side of law cannot disregard the personal aspect.
By John D. Bowers

 

Perspectives

Lawyers Must Keep Up With Technology
Your understanding of current technology will help you stay relevant.
By Bob Young

 

 

FRONTLINES

Highlights

ABA Day: A Chance to Lobby Congress
An opportunity to address lawmakers on key issues.
By Thomas C. Grella

 

Simple Steps

Improving Client Communications
Effective communication is crucial to a successful client relationship.
By Allison C. Shields

 

Ethics

Nine Tips for Referral Arrangements With Nonlawyers
Guidance for building or improving your referral network.
By Michael Downey

 

News & Events

A New ABA Year Brings New Opportunities to Serve.
Creating a culture of innovation, collaboration and inclusion.
By Pamela McDevitt

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Product Watch

Abacus Private Cloud: Disruptive Freedom
A custom-configured cloud can boost productivity and profits.
By George E. Leloudis

 

Hot Buttons

What You Need to Know About Bitcoins
An introduction to the digital currency trend.
By Sharon D. Nelson & John W. Simek

 

Web 2.0

Word Processing on the Go
Which word processing apps can keep up on the go.
By Tom Mighell

 

 

BUSINESS

Managing

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
By Jennifer Ator

 

Career Steps

Sponsoring Over Mentoring: Go the Extra Distance
Gender equality can be enhanced through sponsorship.
By Wendy L. Werner

 

Marketing

Law Firm Websites: The 20th Anniversary
A look back at the lessons learned since firms took to the Web.
By Greg Siskind

 

Finance

Midsized Law Firms Report Things Getting Better
Encouraging news as the economy rebounds.
By John Remsen Jr.

 

Practice Management Advice

What Is Your Job Description
Reviewing and clarifying job descriptions can pay future dividends.
By Jim Calloway

 

Taking the Lead

Doing More With Less
Examining today’s costs to fund tomorrow’s investments.
By Karen MacKay

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