YourABA: December 2013
YourABA December 2013 Masthead

2013: Year in review

January 2013

Special edition: 2012 year in review

February 2013

Midyear Meeting Bulletin

First Focus
Ethics guidelines, human trafficking and unbundling of legal services among resolutions adopted by ABA

Independence of the judiciary theme of several key speeches in ABA House of Delegates

Around the ABA
Indigent defense advocate: Fundamental rights in criminal cases not protected, despite Gideon ruling

ABA honors excellence in inclusive leadership

Attorneys respond to unauthorized practice of law

The fracking wars: Panelists debate pros and cons of growing technology

March 2013

First Focus
Build your business with pro bono

Around the ABA
Scroll the smarter way: The latest iPhone and iPad apps to help lawyers work more efficiently

Avoiding procrastination can help lawyers dodge disciplinary problems with ending attorney-client relationships

Law firms must prepare for disasters, large and small, experts advise

Corporate counsel discuss value-based billing at ABA meeting

Technology Translators
Are you ready for Windows 8? Should you be?

Eye on Ethics
Think twice before you call yourself an expert

April 2013

First Focus
A ‘common sense’ approach to litigation

Around the ABA
5 time management tips for achieving balance

Moving to a new firm involves complex financial, ethical issues

Young lawyers: Strategies for success in your first 5 years

ABA experts offer strategies on limiting, managing cybersecurity breaches

Technology Translators
Simple project management tools for your practice

Eye on Ethics
Office equipment that never forgets

May 2013

First Focus
What you need to know about Android apps

Around the ABA
Professional courtesy as a litigation strategy

3 golden rules of deposition preparation

With social media, restraint is recommended

Communications specialist shares secrets of surviving media spotlight during crisis

Technology Translators
What matters? Knowing what to know about technology

Eye on Ethics
Recent ethics opinion: Summary on judges’ use of electronic social networking media

June 2013

First Focus
Building your ladder to success

Around the ABA
Take implicit bias out of the hiring process

Transcending the business challenges of diversity

General counsel share what’s on their minds and how law firms can help

Building a niche practice

Technology Translators
Security essentials: 2-factor authentication

Eye on Ethics
Duty to supervise nonlawyers: Ignorance is not bliss

July 2013

First Focus
Strategies to better manage your time and the workplace

Around the ABA
Help new associates be better lawyers faster

Avoid client conflicts of interest

How to create smarter business forms

When moving from associate to partner, lawyers must focus on ethics of new leadership role

Technology Translators
Get a little bit more out of your email

Eye on Ethics
Settling for more or less?

August 2013

Annual Meeting Bulletin

First Focus
ABA leadership pledges to continue fight for justice, efforts to advance the legal profession

ABA House of Delegates adopts policies on ‘gay panic’ defense, genocide, mental health

Around the ABA
Hillary Clinton urges ABA to take up cause of voting rights

Attorney General Eric Holder asks for ABA’s help in efforts to overhaul criminal justice system

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy encourages ABA to revitalize civic education

Same-sex marriage advocates explain their work in the legal arena

September 2013

First Focus
Meet new ABA President James R. Silkenat

Around the ABA
Encryption, complex passwords are best ways to protect client data

Legal career counselors share 10 tips on how to achieve work-life goals

Law firm leaders explore what millennial lawyers think about diversity and inclusion

What you need to know about minimizing data breaches

Technology Translators
Practical encryption: 3 tips for the average lawyer

Eye on Ethics
Shades of Rashomon: 2 views of 48 hours in the life of a client

October 2013

First Focus
Law firms not immune to cybersecurity risks

Around the ABA
Going up? Prepare your elevator pitch

Small firms: 7 ways to boost your billing efficiency

How to recognize and manage cognitive impairment in aging lawyers

The basics on FLSA for law firms

Technology Translators
Technology training: Beyond the manual

Eye on Ethics
Division of legal fees: New ethics opinion

November 2013

First Focus
Strategies to succeed at law firm leadership

Around the ABA
8 keys to exposing billable time killers

7 pointers to get paid for your work

Choosing between the cloud, desktop or hybrid solutions

Top female lawyers share leadership insights

Technology Translators
10 tech tips for better, safer travel

Eye on Ethics
New ethics opinion: Lawyers’ use of deal-of-the-day marketing programs

December 2013

First Focus
Establishing a mobile strategy for law firms

Around the ABA
5 lessons lawyers can learn from ‘Lean In’

How to handle a 'Rambo' attorney

A refresher on attorney-client privilege

The duty of competence in the 21st century

Technology Translators
4 quick productivity tips for your practice

Eye on Ethics
Stalled negotiations: Communication tactics

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A day in the life …


ABA TECHREPORT 2013: An overview


Alternative fee arrangements grow
in popularity

Targeting clients
for growth

Judge: 12 ways to lose trials and how to avoid them

A personalized ‘dashboard’ can help with work-life management

How to improve communication in your firm

How to better serve corporate clients

Mobile marketing: Do
law firms need an app
for that?

Tailor your career to fit your strengths

Interviewing tips
for lawyers

10 tips for approaching lawyer rankings and ratings


How to get constructive feedback from your supervisor


The quintessential gift