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Law Office Management: Best Practices

MyCase

Your firm’s law office management and organizational procedures can mean the difference between running a profitable business or running your business into the ground. There are several complex components involved in successful law office management. Document management.

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Being an Innovative Lawyer 

The Estrin Report

The numbers consistently show that malpractice claims are caused much more by management issues and bad service, such as miscommunications , than by lawyers not knowing the law. He obtained ideas by reading management books and studying what other lawyers and non-legal businesses did.

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Former MoFo Office Manager Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement

Above The Law

Sure hope that pinky ring was worth it. Biglaw Andrew Robertson Crime Mail Fraud Morrison & Foerster

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Put an End to “Progressive” Discipline 

The Estrin Report

Dealing with problematic associate attorney behavior During my former career, I served stints as managing partner, which sometimes included dealing with employee disciplinary matters. I sat down with Sarah in my office and began with Frame.

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Former BigLaw office manager is sentenced for embezzling $425K via corporate credit card

ABA Journal

A former office operations manager at Morrison & Foerster was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Monday for using a law firm credit card…

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Top 6 Essential Reports for Your Law Firm

Rocket Matter

What’s more, an effective and comprehensive practice management solution will even deliver you rich business insights to let the data do the talking. Does your legal solution boost your cash flow and save time?

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How to Manage Your Legal Professional Team

MyCase

That’s why hiring the right team members and managing them well is essential to success. . In this article, we’ll discuss how to build the right team for your law firm, including attorneys, paralegals, office managers, and more. Managing client contacts. Office Managers .

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How to Manage Your Legal Professional Team

MyCase

That’s why hiring the right team members and managing them well is essential to success. . In this article, we’ll discuss how to build the right team for your law firm, including attorneys, paralegals, office managers, and more. Managing client contacts. Office Managers .

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CLIENT GRIEVANCES – HOW TO AVOID THEM AND WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE ONE

The Researching Paralegal

Law Office Management Legal Ethics Rules of Professional Responsibility Supervising Support Staff Attorney Discipline David Bright Malpractice St. Avoiding Grievances: 25 Things You Can Do, David Bright, St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics, 270 (2016) ( with hat tip to William P. Statsky ). link]. I was taught that the biggest client complaint to bar associations was lack of communication.

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So You Want to Lead Your Firm? Be Careful. [Sponsored]

Above The Law

Office Managing Partner. Biglaw Sponsored Content Am Law Global Chair Headhunters / Recruiters Lateral Link Law Firm Leadership Legal Headhunter Legal Recruiter Legal Recruiting Managing Partners Michael AllenGlobal Chair. Head of Litigation.

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16 Legal Apps for Paralegals and Lawyers

My Paralegal Place

From daily office management to billing […].

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Morning Docket: 02.03.23

Above The Law

Law360 ] * Baker McKenzie office managing partner steps aside amid investigation into office-wide discrimination claims.

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Brown Rudnick Snags 8 McCarter English Attys, Startup Chair

Law 360

Eight McCarter & English LLP technology industry attorneys, including a partner who was the chair of its venture capital and emerging growth companies practice and office managing partner for East Brunswick, New Jersey, have joined Brown Rudnick LLP, the firm announced Tuesday

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Buffalo Shooting: 911 Dispatcher May Be Fired for Hanging Up

The Crime Report

Latisha Rogers, an assistant office manager at the Tops supermarket where the shooting took place, said that after calling 911 while trying to hide from the gunman, she had whispered in hopes of continuing to elude his notice.

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Law Firm Overhead: What It Is — and What It Isn’t

Attorney at Work

There are the easy elements in your overhead: rent, phone, copier rental, research subscriptions, case management software, marketing. The owner is generally doing attorney work, paralegal work, picking up the office manager duties, marketing and even bookkeeping.

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A Special Fireside Chat on the State of the Legal Industry, Recorded Live with Four Innovation Leaders

LawSites

The four panelists were: John Hunter , Chief Information Officer, Council of Europe. . Mike Lucas , Chief Information Officer, Wilson Sonsini. Craig Umbaugh , Denver Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells, and also Global Head of the firm’s Sports, Media, and Entertainment Group.

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How To Lose a Paralegal Job In 10 Days

Paralegal Bootcamp

On that note, let us know some of your favorite movies or binge-worthy tv that you watch after a long day at the office in the comments below. Being the thorough paralegal that you are, you’ve already Google-mapped the route and know that it’s a 30-minute drive to the new office.

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Many Happy Returns: Employee Awarded $450,000 In Dispute Over Unwanted Birthday Party

JonathanTurley

Days before his birthday the employee asked his office manager to not arrange a celebration for his birthday because of his disorder and desire not to be “the center of attention.”

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It’s Time To Celebrate Your Wins!

Paralegal Bootcamp

The office manager thanked you for being a great team player when you filled in for the receptionist at lunch. You can fast-track your career with our 3-Step Roadmap to Manage Cases Like a Rockstar Litigation Paralegal! I know we say this every year, but where did the year go?!

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What Not To Say in a Paralegal Job Interview

Paralegal Bootcamp

The office manager played favorites with certain paralegals, and it was terrible for morale. There was a lot of office drama that I tried to stay out of. I didn’t agree with my supervisor’s management style.

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Paralegal Life: Working For A Difficult Boss

Paralegal Bootcamp

This difficult boss can be an attorney, office manager, or maybe even a paralegal manager. Better yet, find a quiet place if you do not have your own office. Without realizing it, they were bringing their own fears and frustrations to the office.

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Paralegal Professional Development – Tips for New Paralegals

Paralegal Bootcamp

I assessed my strengths OUTSIDE of the office to try to become a jack of all trades if possible. Is there some new endeavor or field where YOU are working that Management has always wanted to break into, but no one else had the time to do the research? Office management.

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An Ode to the Paralegal

ALPS

What people don’t know about is his office’s unwritten rule that my mom (his paralegal, bookkeeper, office manager, IT & HR department) proofreads every document that my dad prepares before it leaves the office. I recently attended a paralegal training event.

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A Hybrid Work Model: Solving the Challenges of Remote Work

Attorney at Work

It is because of the impact on creativity and communication that in January of this year, our company began to promote a “return to the office hybrid work model.” ” Our hybrid model empowers employees to work from their home offices or wherever they like.

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How to Manage a Small Law Firm

MyCase

To be profitable, smaller law management requires a strategic structure to oversee staff delegation, client relationships, office management, and cases. In this article, we’ll cover: The differences between small law firm management and large law firm management .

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Physical Security in a Transformed World

ALPS

In smaller firms, sometimes only the office manager came to work every day to answer phones, clear voice messages, pick up mail and deposit checks. Some of those people created an office in a shed, trailer, or other unusual accommodation. Managing Your Practice

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TechReport 2021: Websites & Marketing

LawTechnologyToday

As the number of firms with websites has increased, it appears that the firms are pushing the work for managing those websites to non-lawyers.

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Chronically Understaffed Texas Prisons Set Stage For Prison Bus Escape and Massacre of Family

The Crime Report

On May 12, convicted murderer Gonzalo Lopez was on a prison transport bus in Central Texas when he managed to escape his handcuffs, cut into the driver’s compartment and stab the driver with a makeshift weapon. With the officer’s gun, Lopez jumped back into the bus and drove off.

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Law Firm Accounting: The Ultimate Guide

MyCase

However, leaving the task to an office manager or assistant can result in inconsistent, error-ridden financial records. Accounting is a world of numbers, and, for law practices, it helps efficiently manage the money flowing in and out of business. .

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Law Firm Accounting: The Ultimate Guide

MyCase

However, leaving the task to an office manager or assistant can result in inconsistent, error-ridden financial records. Accounting is a world of numbers, and, for law practices, it helps efficiently manage the money flowing in and out of business. .

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Exclusive: Bill4Time Launches Fully Integrated Electronic Payments

LawSites

Against this backdrop, the practice management platform Bill4Time is today unveiling built-in electronic payments, enabling a law firm’s clients to view invoices online and make full or partial payments electronically using credit cards or electronic checks.

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How to Avoid the Top Holiday Cyber Scams of 2021

ALPS

Use multifactor authentication and a password manager on all your accounts to reduce the risk of attackers getting access to your information. Gift cards requests are a popular scam that can target you at home, as well as in the office.

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Knowing when the hold them and when to fold them - is it time to look for a new job?

LegalSecretariesRock

you've lost the rainmaker on your workload has decreased significantly) If you're a person who bills time, your hours have drastically dropped The office manager who was once super friendly has recently stopped talking to you When you walk in the lunch room, everybody gets quiet Sometimes there is an "ebb and flow" of work and things start to get better.

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Why you should outsource secretarial services and how to find the right partner

Cenza

Finding the right secretary or office manager that meets all your requirements is a time-consuming exercise. Besides, these resources need training and managing, which begs the question—do you have the time?

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I Hear You Knockin’… Preparing for and Managing DEA Inspections (Part 3)

FDA Law Blog

Our series focuses on the background of such inspections, how investigators conduct them and how registrants should proactively prepare for and manage them. However, any requests to interview employees should be referred to senior management and counsel. By Larry K.

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Staff Appreciation Week - How's it going for you?

LegalSecretariesRock

Not because I'm ungrateful for the weeklong activities from HR and the law firm office manager, but because the more presents I get, the less appreciated I feel. If there's anything that gives me consolation, it's knowing that my skills are still pretty darn sharp and I'd match myself up against most of the younger men and women in my office any day. The older I get, the more I dread this week.

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Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Reboots with New Hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street

LegalTalkNetwork

Lunch Hour Legal Marketing originally launched in February 2015 as a webinar series for the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (Mass LOMAP) to provide lawyers with a range of legal marketing topics, showcased in podcast format on Legal Talk Network. Legal Talk Network is proud to announce that they are relaunching the Lunch Hour Legal Marketing podcast with new hosts Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street.