Life is about perspective and everyday we have to remember to keep perspective. Oftentimes, we lose site of the bigger picture, our purpose in the grand scheme of things and we need to step back and take the 30,000 foot view. What should you be focusing on?
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If you’re a lawyer and clients give you money you must have a system in place for maintaining and properly recording all transactions related to the funds now in your possession. There are absolutely no excuses for not having a system in place. It is required. Here is a primer to help you either get started or make sure the way you are currently managing your clients’ monies entrusted to you are handled ethically.
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In the big scheme of things, I confess my rezooming office is a mess. I know where everything is. Yet my family walks by and scratches their collective head. This past January, I addressed the piles of paper in need of filing. I emptied out my office completely, putting everything in like/kind piles on my dining room table. I knew the organizational process would take time but clearly I would be done before I needed to use the table again. But is a messy office the sign of a brilliantly creative mind?
(We’re very excited to have Chelsey Lambert of Smokeball offering to share Microsoft Word tips and tricks to help you in your solo/small firm practice. Her column will appear once a month so never miss it! Join our email list and have it delivered directly to your inbox!) Word has thousands of features and tools. […]
Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton will teach “Mediation in the 21st Century” at Solo Practice University®. Debra is admitted to practice law in all New York State Courts. She is certified as a mediator and collaborative professional and has worked with various court based mediation programs in NYC (Queens-Community Mediation Service) Westchester and Rockland (Cluster of Westchester […]
Your 1L curriculum was predetermined, but as you choose your 2L and 3L classes, you’ll have some flexibility. Should you look ahead to the bar exam as you choose your classes? Here is some advice to help you decide.
From time to time I get involved in conversations with lawyers who have called in with a question or concern and as we talk through the situation it becomes clear that part of the problem is the lawyer doesn’t know who his client is. These are the times I find myself asking “How in the world does this happen?” It happens more often than you think!
A few years back when Hurricane Irene hit we had two 80 foot trees uproot and come crashing down completely destroying our deck. While our home had just superficial damage the loss of the deck remained a very significant financial repair. We immediately called our neighbor because the previous year we had watched their builder construct a beautiful deck. He had a great reputation. But what happens when a great reputation isn’t followed up with great customer service?
Here is a semi-true story. I started my practice a few months ago. As I started learning the ins and outs of my practice area and running a business, I felt a bit overwhelmed with all I had to do. I wondered, “as a solo doing everything on my own, how will I ever keep […]