YourABA May 2013 Masthead

YourABA May 2013
What you need to know about Android apps
Daniel J. Siegel, author of Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, explains how lawyers use apps to be more productive and efficient and shares some of his favorites.
Best apps for phone security, productivity enhancement, more >>

Targeting clients for growth

Having a good book of business requires a lot more than luck. It takes thought, careful planning and hard work to make sure that you are positioned in the right place at the right time to land the right clients.
Market research is key >>

Professional courtesy as a litigation strategy
Extending professional courtesies will advance your client’s cause and conserve the client’s resources.
“Being professional does not mean you are weak” >>

3 golden rules of deposition preparation
“Pause before answering” is the first of three golden rules of deposition preparation shared in a new CLE.
The pause allows time for objections and forces the witness to think before he or she leaps >>

A personalized ‘dashboard’ can help with work-life management
Try this system as a way to envision what’s working and where you need to focus your efforts.
“Successfully managing a busy life requires flexibility” >>

With social media, restraint is recommended
Many recent examples have shown that the First Amendment, attorney-client privilege and deceitful conduct can become factors when using social media to discuss or pursue legal cases.
Avoid inadvertently building an attorney-client relationship through social-networking tools >>

Young lawyers: How to survive a down economy
With demand shrinking among the increasing numbers of attorneys, learning the differences between marketing, business development and related skills is necessary for survival.
In their first few years of practice, young lawyers should focus on marketing activities >>

Accepting credit cards on the go
If you decide to collect payments on the go, take time to understand the options available for mobile payments.
Which is right for you, a traditional merchant account or an aggregator program? >>

Communications specialist shares secrets of surviving media spotlight during crisis
“Tell the truth, tell it first, and tell it all,” advised the expert on the ins and outs of managing media when attorneys get into sticky situations.
The truth always comes out in the end >>

Panel looks at proposed solutions to ‘orphan’ works
A legal challenge could arise when a user mounts a good-faith effort to identify either the creator of the copyrighted work or the rights holder and comes up empty.
Why the issue is growing >>

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Atlanta – April 18

Flagstar Bank

Troy, Mich. – April 23

GuideStone Financial Resources

Dallas – April 23

MicroStrategy, Inc.

Tysons Corner, Va. – April 25

Browse all job postings
on the ABA Job Board








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Eye on Ethics

Recent ethics opinion summary: ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Issues Formal Opinion 462 Judge’s Use of Electronic Social Networking Media (2013)

What are the ethics issues that a judge must keep in mind when using electronic social media?

Under what circumstances must a judge disclose that he has a “friend” relationship? >>

Technology Translators

What matters? Knowing what to know about technology

Exactly what technology do lawyers need to understand?

5 simple strategies to develop and maintain a basic understanding of relevant technology >>

Professional Development

Monday, May 20

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.

“How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online,” featuring Pamela A. Palmer, partner, Morris Polich & Purdy

Click here for a summary of last month's CLE.


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