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The Importance of Case Status Meetings

The Importance of Case Status Meetings

Many attorneys don’t believe there is any value in case status meetings. Some believe that their work is their business and they don’t need to share what is going on with anyone else. Others don’t want to hear about the other attorneys’ cases. And still others think it’s a waste of their billable time.

However, there is a good case for these case status meetings. They can be effective in managing work, and can also be good for morale.

There are 4 other benefits worth considering:

1. They are good for brainstorming. When you …

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QuickBooks for Attorneys? There Is Not Such a Thing!

QuickBooks for Attorneys? There Is Not Such a Thing!

I’m a freelance bookkeeper and accounting software consultant and I was recently asked to setup a bookkeeping system for a small law firm. After deep analysis, I decided that using QuickBooks was not the way to go. When it comes to law firm accounting, there are very specific challenges that have to be addressed, which are:

– Tracking advanced costs correctly when they are paid out of the operating account and then billing for those advanced costs to your client.

– Tracking and billing for time, using as much detail as …

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Information on Filing Bankruptcy in Oklahoma

Information on Filing Bankruptcy in Oklahoma

Although the bankruptcy code is consistent throughout the United States, there are certain variations that occur on a state by state basis. For example, while some states only have one bankruptcy district, Oklahoma has three. While there is no specific way to know whether or not you should file for bankruptcy, there are several things you should consider beforehand.

If one or more of these apply to you, you may want to consider filing for bankruptcy:

– You cannot afford to pay your mortgage

– You have extensive medical expenses

– You have lost …

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Calculating Awards From Injury Claims

Calculating Awards From Injury Claims

Following an accident caused by a negligent individual, a person may have the right to pursue legal action against the party at fault if he or she has been injured. After filing a claim, these two parties enter into the early stages of personal injury litigation. Throughout this process, either side has the right to set up a settlement out of court, abruptly ceasing legal action. However, if the court is left to decide, they may opt to give the injured party an award.

These awards generally are calculated to compensate an individual for their …

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Courtroom Careers: Courtroom Clerks

Courtroom Careers: Courtroom Clerks

A courtroom clerk is a person who takes care of many of the administrative duties that are necessary for a trial to run smoothly. Courtroom clerks are sometimes called the clerk of court or the court clerk. Courtroom clerks should not be confused with law clerks, however. Law clerks are not really clerks at all; they serve instead as special advisors and assistant to judges, conducting research and helping judges arrive at their rulings.

The responsibilities of a court clerk include maintaining a record of everything that happens during a given court case, from the opening …

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Why Should I Incorporate My Business?

Why Should I Incorporate My Business?

Many business owners wonder why they should bother incorporating their business. They believe that it is just a waste of money and time and/or their business has been running smoothly despite not being incorporated. What business owners need to know is that incorporating their business has many perks and is an investment in their business that could, among other things, protect them and their families down the road.

Here are some benefits of incorporating:

Limited Liability Protection

By incorporating your business you are creating a barrier between your personal assets and any liabilities of …

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3 Simple Steps to Combat Attorney Burnout

3 Simple Steps to Combat Attorney Burnout

Once you start your practice, it’s easy to make mistakes, lose your concentration, or feel the drudgery of everyday activities. Don’t despair! There’s something you can do about it starting right now!

Develop written goals, both personal and professional, that matter to you: career, family, finance, personal and spiritual. List 3-5 priorities under each goal, and be prepared to follow through. Take time each week to review your goals. Get your practice in sync with what you really want, and say bye-bye to burnout.

Since law practice is brain work, you need time …