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New fee disclosure rules increase responsibilities (access required)

From the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to fee disclosure regulations taking effect in 2012, employer-sponsored retirement plans have seen a flurry of changes from Congress and regulators. While these changes stand to improve retirement outcomes, they also impose a ...

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Tips for using Microsoft Outlook meeting requests (access required)

Many lawyers use Microsoft Outlook to schedule meetings, but there are hidden ways to gain even more from this feature of the software. Deborah Savadra, editor of legalofficeguru.com and a legal assistant in Mobile, Ala., offered the following tips for ...

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Large claims against law firms increase, study says (access required)

The number of big-figure malpractice claims against law firms has increased, according to a new insurance industry survey. “Claims severity has increased significantly in the last year,” said Eileen Garczynski, author of “Lawyers’ Professional Liability Claims Trends: 2012.” Garczynski is ...

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For both sides of a mediation, 10 points to consider (access required)

Whether you are mediator or litigator, there are crucial guidelines for achieving successful mediation results. Here is a list of 10 essential things for both sides. For litigators 1. Consider the personality of the mediator in your selection process. There ...

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The email revolution: More than just a smiley face (access required)

Years ago, the daily mail delivery was a major event at our law firm. In fact, we had a staff person assigned to walk to the Post Office sorting room every day at 10 a.m., so we didn’t have to ...

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Questions you should be asking your clients (access required)

In today’s economy, competition in the legal field is fierce. If you are not asking your clients about their growing business needs, it’s safe to assume that someone else is. There are many opportunities throughout the life cycle of a ...

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Rethinking the roles of your support staff (access required)

The old school model for staffing in a small law firm was often one secretary or legal assistant per lawyer, perhaps with some additional help from a receptionist or billing clerk. Under this model, the firm’s core delivery of legal ...

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