YourABA July 2013 Masthead

YourABA June 2013
Strategies to better manage your time and the workplace
The author of a new book offers some tools for coping with the reality that there simply aren't enough hours in the day.
Merely putting in more hours doesn't always help >>

Positive ways to collect money and maintain relationships

These constructive steps will help you avoid collection problems, encourage payment and strengthen bonds with clients.
Ways to avoid client embarrasment and anger >>

Who owns clients?
While "my client" is an unobjectionable term to use to describe a client relationship, it shouldn't be taken literally because no one, except perhaps a bankrupt law firm, owns a client relationship.
The impact of written engagement agreements >>

Protect your firm: Invest in cyber liability insurance
Despite headlines about cyberattacks appearing almost daily in the news, some law firms still do not realize how vulnerable they are to such dangers.
Traditional insurance is inadequate >>

When moving from associate to partner, lawyers must focus on ethics of new leadership role
These 10 tips can help ensure that new partners are operating ethically while fulfilling the demands that come with their role.
Type of partnership affects personal exposure risk >>

How to create smarter business forms
Discover a way to work on your forms library at the same time that you're doing your other work.
Standardizing business forms can help reduce errors >>

Avoid client conflicts of interest
The trends of more law firm mergers and of attorneys changing jobs more frequently expand the possibility of an attorney-client conflict of interest.
A primer on handling situations where conflicts typically arise >>

Help new associates be better lawyers faster
These fundamental skills and strategies will help your new associates get off to a strong start.
Even small errors, like typos, are problematic >>

Starting your own legal practice? Smart IT decisions are critical to future success
Use our checklists to guide you in your selection of practice management tools and technology to get your new law firm started out on the right foot.
Time upfront can help minimize headaches further down the road >>

The benefits of mindfulness for litigators
Mindfulness enhances lawyers' capacity to be more genuine and present for what arises in their interactions with their clients, colleagues, witnesses and adversaries. They are better able to focus on and enjoy their work.
When attorneys practice mindfulness, they are better equipped to deal with the unexpected >>

"Voices for Victims: Lawyers Against Human Trafficking," a video produced by the Communications and Media Relations Division on behalf of the Task Force on Human Trafficking, was honored last month with a bronze Stevie Award from the American Business Awards. The recognition follows news of a bronze Telly Award earned by the video earlier this year. Read more about the ABA's Stevie Award and Telly Award.

To learn more about the issue of human trafficking and what lawyers can do, attend "Spotlight on Human Trafficking: New Law + Next Steps," at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Moscone Center West.


New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Northwestern Mutual

Milwaukee — June 6


Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group LLC

New York — June 11

Invenergy LLC

Chicago — June 12

DISH Network

Englewood, Colo. — June 14

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Eye on Ethics

Settling for more or less?

When a personal injury matter goes to another lawyer, can you expect to receive some compensation for the portion of work you have done?

Find out the answer here >>

Technology Translators

Get a little bit more out of your email

Shortcuts and smartly labeled folders help you increase efficiency.

Try these time-saving tips >>

Professional Development

Monday, July 15

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.

"Hot Topics: Disability Issues in Employment Law" featuring Judge Marguerite Downing, L.A. Superior Court, Los Angeles.


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