5 Engagement Vows For A New Client – Part II

Previously we took a look at 5 non-traditional “vows” that a new client can make to her attorney at the start of an engagement – promises that don’t usually appear in a standard engagement letter.   Today, we’ll consider a few non-traditional vows the lawyer can make to her client.

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5 Engagement Vows For A New Client – Part I

One of the very first things that lawyers do when they start working with a new client is put together an engagement letter. It’s critically important to have written engagement terms in place, and also ethically required. Sample engagement letters are easy to find, and they usually satisfy basic ethical

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Thoughts About Work-Life Balance for Legal Professionals

Work-life balance is a popular topic on our site and at our company. We all work hard, but we don’t always keep rigid hours and we don’t always work “at the office.”   Instead, we leverage technology that gives us the ability to successfully collaborate while working work remotely.   The

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First Amendment Friday

Yesterday during our company stand up meeting, Ariel Jatib – one of our company’s co-founders – reminded us of a very important Supreme Court case that was decided this week.    (It does appear that there is important news happening that doesn’t directly involve the production of sitcoms or the

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Parsing Non-Standard Data In Excel – A Workaround

This post is a little different from our usual content, but I thought it might be helpful to folks sharing a similar problem when trying to format data in Excel.   Sometimes I find it useful myself to read how people solve tricky little Excel issues, so I offer this

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More Simple Legal Billing Software Advice For Lawyers

Bad billing habits are ultimately one of the key causes of lawyer job dissatisfaction, and simple legal billing software can fix these habits.  Failing to send out timely bills (often caused by timesheet procrastination) directly results in higher receivables. Higher receivables lead to higher write-offs. Higher write-offs lead to less

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Will WATSON Start Putting Lawyers in “Jeopardy”?

Watching Watson compete on Jeopardy this week was amazing, notwithstanding the odd Final Jeopardy foul-up on Tuesday night. (Watson oddly answered “What is Toronto????” to a Final Jeopardy question that was titled “U.S. Cities.”) A logical explanation for the cause of the mistake was given, though my inner paranoia prefers to

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