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Establish And Implement A File Retention and Destruction System

The conclusion of a client matter does not terminate the attorney’s responsibility with respect to the file (whether physical or electronic).  Although this issue was clarified in New Jersey over a decade ago, many law firms are still unsure as to…
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Tax Benefits for Parents with Special Needs Children

When in practice, one of my areas of expertise was special needs planning. From time to time, I will post information and articles pertinent to the area. Take a look at my recent article Tax Benefits for Parents of Children with Special Needs publi…
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Always Send Disengagement/Termination Letter

A disengagement/termination letter notifies the client that the attorney/client relationship is terminated at least with respect to a particular matter. Set forth in clear terms the reason for the termination. If the matter is simply concluded, be su…
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LinkedIn - The Savvy Lawyer's Choice for Social Media

Sandy Spadaro, founder of SS Marketing Solutions, has generously agreed to be this week’s Guest Blogger. So many attorneys shy away from Social Media thinking that it is just one more time waster. Like anything, it depends on how you use it. Li…
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CLE Program Offers Practice Building Tips - Attend and Earn Two NJ Ethics Credits

The Sharper Lawyer will begin offering Continuing Legal Education seminars at the end of September 2010. The first program is Take Charge of Your Life – Personal and Professional. It is accredited by the New Jersey State Board on Continuing Legal…
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CLE Should Be Fun!!!

My friends tell me that I get excited about the strangest things…Maybe they are right! I just returned from the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Legal Education held in the vibrant atmosphere of Times Square. What a great g…
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Are You a Member of the Imposters' Club?

“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fe…
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Social Media - The Not So New Frontier

Practicing attorneys are divided into two categories: (a) Those who treat their practice as a business and market their services in some way or other and (b) Those who don’t. My personal belief is that most attorneys are in practice to help peo…
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New Jersey Lawyers Required to Learn

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”  ~Winston Churchill Aspiring attorneys have committed themselves to the rigors of earning both an undergraduate and a law degree, and sometimes even a masters in la…
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