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YourABA December 2012
YourABA: 2012 year in review
YourABA features practical news you can use to become a better lawyer, and in 2012, it was chockfull of articles to help you weather the stalled economy. Below you will find the cream of the crop from the past year. Discover new practice and business-management strategies or reinforce the ideas you’ve learned over 2012 to make 2013 even more profitable and productive.
Rediscover the best of 2012 >>

FDIC insurance coverage to change for IOLTA and non-interest-bearing accounts
Unless Congress takes unanticipated action, as of Jan. 1, FDIC insurance available to IOLTA accounts and non-interest-bearing trust accounts will be $250,000 per owner of the funds (client), per financial institution.
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5 smart billing practices to keep good clients
Featuring Laura A. Calloway, director of the Alabama State Bar's Practice Management Assistance Program (July)

Ethics are key to making more money
Featuring Chaim Steinberger of Chaim Steinberger PC in New York City; Allison Wood, principal of Legal Ethics Consulting PC in Chicago; and Todd C. Scott, vice president of risk management at Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. in Minneapolis (November)

Want to win? Establish credibility
Featuring Bob Clifford, principal partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago (October)

Try these tech tools to boost your small firm's productivity
Featuring Alan J. Klevan, a lawyer and the owner of Law Practice Strategies (July)

Prevent these professional pitfalls of social media
Featuring Agnieszka McPeak of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann in New Orleans (October)

5 ways to keep clients’ litigation costs down
Featuring Olivier Taillieu, a partner at Zuber & Taillieu in Los Angeles, and Mark Wolf, assistant general counsel at FMC Technologies in Houston (November)

60 must-see websites for lawyers from ABA TECHSHOW
Featuring legal technologists Reid Trautz, Natalie Kelly, Dan Pinnington and Catherine Sanders Reach (May)

Thriving after disaster: Tips from Katrina survivors
Featuring Judge Karen Wells Roby of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Judge Madeleine Landrieu of the Orleans Parish's court of appeals (June)

Women corporate lawyers share strategy, insight
for success

Featuring Dominique Bright-Wheeler, director and assistant general counsel of Capital One Financial Services Corp.; Isabella Fu, associate general counsel for Microsoft Corp; Gloria Santona, the chief legal officer at McDonald’s Corp.; and others (March)

Advice on balancing life and work
Featuring solo practitioner Amy E. Clark Kleinpeter (June)

Electronic discovery: The 4 W's of preservation
Featuring Matthew Christoff and Sarah Knight, both e-discovery lawyers at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago (July)

Young lawyers: Tips on getting noticed, making a positive impression
Featuring Scott Husbands of Dorsey & Whitney LLP (April)

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Litigation Attorneys
Foley & Mansfield
Oakland – Dec. 13

Environmental/Air Quality Attorney
Lewis and Roca LLP
Phoenix – Dec. 14

Bass, Berry & Sims
Nashville – Dec. 14

Head, Global Compliance Strategy, Product Review and Governance
San Jose – Dec. 19

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Eye on Ethics

Testamentary gifts: Even if there is a will, there may not be a way

Can you draft a will for a client who wants to leave you a gift?

Be mindful of disciplinary consequences >>

Technology Translators

Tech reflections: Looking back at 2012

It's time to reflect on lessons learned over the past year.

Suggestions for your 2013 tech agenda >>

Professional Development

Monday, Jan. 14

The CLE Premier Speaker Series showcases a faculty of today's most prominent and influential legal practitioners. Each monthly program is available free of charge to ABA members.

"Moving Your Law Practice to the Cloud Safely and Ethically," featuring Daniel J. Siegel, professor of law, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel LLC


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