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The first thing small law firms should be doing that you’re probably not

Oct 17, 2016 By: Brian Knudsen

This is the first in a series of articles about the recent State of U.S. Small Law Firms Study, undertaken by Thomson Reuters small law firm business and examining patterns in building a successful small law firm.

New Practice Tools for Representing Importers

Jul 26, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Two new chapters to help business counselors represent importers have recently been added to Business Transactions Solution on Westlaw.

Practical Challenges of Meeting Your Duties of Competence and Diligence to Your Clients

Jul 18, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Lawyers who are continuously being pushed outside their professional “comfort zone” may be faced with serious ethical issues, since they are required to serve their clients with competence and diligence.

Top 10 Reasons to Love Firm Central: A Criminal Law Firm’s Point of View

May 9, 2016 By: Sherry Rydberg

One of our firm’s best decisions was adding Firm Central, the practice management software.

Why do attorneys in “business boutique” firms spend less time managing the practice?

Apr 21, 2016 By: Jordan Schuetzle

Attorneys who practice in a “business boutique” firm report spending only 17% of their time managing and marketing the firm. Why is this?

Update on International Regulation of Data Privacy

Mar 31, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

As e-commerce has grown in the world economy, one of the most challenging issues has been what to do with all of the personal data that is accumulated by merchants from electronic transactions.

Practice tools for communicating with clients during the incorporation process

Feb 4, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Business counselors are often asked to work with client to incorporate a new business.

New Year, New Lawyer: Resolution #4 — Upgrade Technology

Jan 15, 2016 By: Jared Correia

The underlying theme of this series has been that it is important to reevaluate your law firm practices from time to time.

New Year, New Lawyer: Firm Resolution #3, Build and Use Checklists

Jan 14, 2016 By: Jared Correia

In addition to streamlining processes and adding to existing efficiencies, the development of matter checklists often offers lawyers a window into the full scope of the work performed.

New Year, New Lawyer: Firm Resolution #2, Secure Data

Jan 8, 2016 By: Jared Correia

The main thrust of a data security program should be to prevent the unauthorized breach before it occurs

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