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Lexis® Hub for New Attorneys Podcast: Dolores Dorsainvil on Law Practice Management
Posted on 26 Aug 2011 by Lexis Hub Staff

On this edition, Dolores Dorsainvil, Senior Staff Attorney of the D.C. Office of Bar Counsel, discusses the importance of law practice management, effective client screening, retainer agreements and how to handle attorney trust accounts. She also explains... Read More

Announcing LexisNexis® Firm Manager, an Innovative New Online Legal Practice Management Application for Solos and Small Firms
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by Lexis Hub Staff

LexisNexis today announced the public beta release of LexisNexis ® Firm Manager TM , an innovative new online legal practice management application for solo practitioners and small law practices. Developed in collaboration with more than 150 attorneys... Read More

Is the Big Firm Salary Model Broken?
Posted on 5 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis

Word that some big law firms may do away with lockstep pay increases and reduce their associates' base salaries beyond the cuts already instituted comes as little surprise to legal trend watchers. The Above the Law blog published a report late last... Read More

How Social Should You Be?
Posted on 25 Jun 2008 by Jess Carter

During your time as a summer associate, how can you be sociable, but also appropriate? Although you likely have many opportunities to socialize with professionals at the firm, are there gray areas you’ve been wondering about? For example: Should... Read More

Understanding the Importance of Marketing and Client Development
Posted on 24 Apr 2009 by ABA YLD 101 Series

As lawyers in your early years of practice, you have, undoubtedly, already learned about the importance of marketing your and your firm’s practice and developing your and your firm’s base of clients. However, as young attorneys, you probably... Read More

New Client Development: It’s All About Who You Know
Posted on 27 Sep 2008 by AME3bg

When you first start at a new firm, all you want to think about is learning the job and getting the work done. But, sooner or later, you know that you will be expected to start bringing in new clients. You were never taught this skill in law school, except... Read More

Failure to Monitor Dockets or Receive Court Emails Can Prove Costly
Posted on 23 Jul 2008 by AME3bg

Two recent judicial decisions illustrate how today’s technology is creating new expectations of attorneys. The first opinion addressed an attorney’s failure to timely file a Notice of Appeal of a court’s order. Six weeks after the... Read More

Working Successfully with a Legal Assistant
Posted on 29 Feb 2008 by AME3bg

Good two-way communication is essential to a successful relationship —This principle is so basic it seems almost trivial to mention it, but it’s worth reinforcing. Communication is not a top down process. It involves mutual respect and clear... Read More

Put Time on Your Side
Posted on 28 May 2008 by Jess Carter

Get ready to juggle six or seven assignments while appearing responsive to clients, senior attorneys, and partners. It comes with the profession! A law firm’s inventory is time—as evidenced by activities that can be billed to clients. Developing... Read More

Developing a Relationship with Your Mentor
Posted on 8 Oct 2008 by Ted Zwayer

What’s the secret to success for the new lawyer? Many publications and web sites tell you to locate a mentor, but your mentoring experience will only be successful if you give serious consideration to your role as the mentee and your relationship... Read More

What, Me, Stressed? Eight Ideas for Managing Stress
Posted on 13 Jan 2009 by AME3bg

You are probably under a great deal of stress as a young attorney trying to deal with difficult clients and office problems, still trying to figure out how to balance your career and personal life, and making sure that you’re living up to the legal... Read More

Prototype for Law Firm Innovation
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by Donna Seyle

Back in 2000, when Axiom Law Founder Mark Harris decided that big law's hourly billings were excessive, he may have been the only lawyer who cared. The party for big law had been going on for some time now, each year bringing higher fees that clients... Read More

Understanding Interest on Lawyer's Trust Accounts
Posted on 30 May 2008 by AME3bg

Commingling The Rules and Canons of Ethics mandate that law firms and attorneys not commingle attorney funds with client funds. Attorneys are required to place client funds into a separate account. Any interest earned on these accounts is then used... Read More

Engagement Letters and Fee Agreements in Illinois Following Dowling v. Chicago Options Assocs., Inc.
Posted on 22 Apr 2009 by David A. Berek

A 2007 Illinois Supreme Court decision, Dowling v. Chicago Options Assoc., Inc. , 875 N.E.2d 1012 (Ill. 2007), noted that any written fee arrangement or retainer agreement, regardless of the type of retainer contemplated, should clearly define the kind... Read More

Preview of "Growing Your Law Practice in Tough Times"
Posted on 24 May 2010 by Lexis Hub Staff

Growing Your Law Practice in Tough Times is Insightful, focused and addresses the challenges facing law firms in the current economic climate. This book is a must for law firms of all sizes. As firms struggle to stay alive, you might ask who has time... Read More