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June 2014 - Law Practice Management Edition

June 2014 – Law Practice Management Edition

Highlights of the June 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on law practice management, succession planning, reputation management and more.

The Business of Law

The Business of Law

Many of us became lawyers because we weren’t inclined to go into “business.” But the truth is, whether you are an associate, solo or leading a full-service firm, you are running a business.

Law Practice Management and Organizational Theory

Law Practice Management and Organizational Theory

An organizational theory framework prompts us to think critically and systematically about choices and challenges us to ask if the firm’s structure or internal routines should be adjusted.

Succession Planning: How to Determine and Realize the Value of Your Law Practice

Succession Planning: How to Determine and Realize the Value of Your Law Practice

Be it a partnership, proprietorship, or corporation, the real asset of any law practice is the “book of business.”

True Social Networking: Face to Face Meetings

True Social Networking: Face to Face Meetings

By their very design, law firms encourage solo efforts rather than facilitate the face to face meetings that foster collaboration, teamwork and better client service.

Reputation Management for Your Law Firm

Reputation Management for Your Law Firm

Nowadays, negative comments from a disgruntled former client can be read worldwide and found in search results for the rest of your career.

The Profit in Pro Bono

The Profit in Pro Bono

It is amazing how taking cases involving people who do not have the resources to pay for their own cases have the ears of people who do.

Upcoming MCLE Changes and How They Affect You

Upcoming MCLE Changes and How They Affect You

Starting on July 1, 2014, to qualify for MCLE credit, Self-Study MCLE activities must have been prepared within five years from the date that you take (or view) that self-study activity.

Court Budget Season 2014

Court Budget Season 2014

If the trial courts get only $100 million more and we lose our reserves, we are facing further cuts in service.

What is Your Google Analytics Data Telling You About Your Website Visitors?

What is Your Google Analytics Data Telling You About Your Website Visitors?

You’d be surprised at the amount of information that Google is collecting about your website and its visitors.

Civil Jury Verdicts: June 2014

Civil Jury Verdicts: June 2014

Because of the limited time allocated to actual trial time, the trial took an agonizingly slow 32 days just to get to the liability verdict.

Bar Soap: June 2014

Bar Soap: June 2014

I have enough trouble keeping my kids and their friends from using “like” in their conversations, but as I sat in a hearing the other day, a lawyer used it at least five times in arguing a motion.

The Law and the County Archives

The Law and the County Archives

The story you are about to enjoy was written by the Hon. A. F. Bray, who was a force of nature in Contra Costa County. The county was privileged to have his love of history to guide us.

Coffee Talk: What online resources do you use to support your practice?

Coffee Talk: What online resources do you use to support your practice?

The online program that I have used for years is Access Law. I first learned of the program through the California State Bar.

A Whooping Success: Comedy Night [photos]

A Whooping Success: Comedy Night [photos]

The night was filled with a scrumptious BBQ buffet dinner, lucky raffle prize winners and hilarious comedy. Here are photos from the event…

Hon. John Cope's Induction [photos]

Hon. John Cope’s Induction [photos]

On May 2, 2014, Hon. John Cope was sworn in at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in Martinez. Here are photos from the event…

Don't Miss the 2014 Law Practice Management Series!

Don’t Miss the 2014 Law Practice Management Series!

Our next program is on June 17: Four Steps to Ethical and Empathic Client Relationships and Communications. Only $20 per program for members!