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Law Office Management: Delegation Dynamics

Most people agree with the general concept that more work can be accomplished by a team than by an individual working alone. Effective delegators focus on the highest and best utilization of the law firm’s most valuable resource – the talent… Read More
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Requirement of Techological Competence for Lawyers

Much has been written about the proposals released for comment by The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 recommending Amendments to various aspects of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Since the comment period expires on November 30, 2011, those i… Read More
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Categories: Ethics

Story From The Trenches: Conflict of Interest

Attorneys are notorious for telling war stories and some of them even have a point. Here is one recently shared with me that drives home an important lesson. Attorney A represented Client A while Attorney B represented Client B with respect to a liti… Read More
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Categories: Ethics, Practice Tips

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 h… Read More
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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 publish… Read More
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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… Read More
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Categories: Practice Tips

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… Read More
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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 E… Read More
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Categories: CLE

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… Read More
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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… Read More
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