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2022
January
19,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Team CosmoLexFor many law firms, a key contingent of their new clients come to them through referrals. The Missouri Bar’s 2021 Economic Survey found that referrals from clients and friends are the primary sources of new clients, closely followed b...
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January
12,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Charles Coffey, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company Note: This is the final piece of a three-part series from The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company. The first part (about legal malpractice insurance) ran Dec. 15, 2021, and the second part (about...
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2021
December
29,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Charles Coffey, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company This is the second article of a three-part series from The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company. The first part (about legal malpractice insurance) ran Dec. 15 and the third part will run Jan. 12,...
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December
15,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Charles Coffey and Deanna Brady, The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance CompanyThis is the first article of a three-part series from The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company. The second part will be published Dec. 29 and the third part Jan. 12, 2022. In the s...
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December
08,
2021
| 08:02 AM America/Chicago
As COVID-19 continued to impact us in 2021, legislation with pandemic-related tax relief highlights tax planning considerations for this year-end, including provisions in the Coronavirus Response and Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA 2021) in Dece...
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December
06,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/Chicago
Missouri lawyers who want to compare their firms’ performances to other law firms may find valuable information in the latest version of “The Missouri Bar Economic Survey – 2021,” which was released today. The report provides economic information abo...
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December
01,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
Danielle DavisRoe, Affinity ConsultingWhen was the last time you thought about what font to use in a document? Unfortunately, most legal document formatting occurs “the way it has always been done.” Further, many lawyers mistakenly believe they are r...
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November
23,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
Missouri Bar members can now sign up for a no-cost standard membership with Affinity Insight, which offers hundreds of practice management resources that can help lawyers even better serve their clients.Last November, The Missouri Bar launched a free...
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November
17,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey SchoenbergerEmail is by far the most used business application. Even though numerous studies demonstrate its distractive tendency, most people also keep email open and running on their computer throughout the day, just inviting interruptio...
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November
03,
2021
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By Jeffrey Schoenberger, senior consultant at Affinity Consulting Group LLCCollaboration happens in two forms: asynchronous and real-time. We generally prefer asynchronous communication – text messages, emails, and voicemails – over real-time communi...
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October
20,
2021
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By Jeffrey Schoenberger, senior consultant at Affinity Consulting Group LLCDepending on your firm’s size, you may be one of several people, one of a few, or the only person who know how to do important firm tasks. This compartmentalization has streng...
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October
08,
2021
| 11:49 AM America/Chicago
A password manager is a program that can securely store and organize your logins, passwords, credit card information, bank account information, IDs (driver’s licenses, passports, etc.), and any other piece of information you might need (e.g., your ch...
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October
06,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger, senior consultant at Affinity Consulting Group LLCFor business development and correspondence, we know that handwritten notes and letters make the best impression. I received 18 handwritten postcards in the mail last year fro...
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September
29,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Niki Black, MyCaseThe American Bar Association recently released its 2021 Profile of the Profession, which compiles data the ABA collected from several surveys, most of which were conducted in 2020-2021. The report includes valuable information re...
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September
15,
2021
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By PracticePantherThe number of potential clients searching for legal services exclusively online continues to increase. In 2018 72 percent of respondents to Thomson Reuters’ U.S. Consumer Legal Needs Survey said they consulted offline sources; this ...
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August
25,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger and Michelle Willete, Affinity Consulting Many would argue video conferencing shone the brightest over the last year in terms of legal technologies, allowing lawyers to hold client meetings, make court appearances, and even at...
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August
11,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting For solo lawyers or solo law firms with small support staffs, the “big boys” of legal document management systems, like NetDocuments, Worldox, or iManage, are overkill for your needs and possibly cost-proh...
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August
06,
2021
| 16:17 PM America/Chicago
In today’s workplace, an infected workstation can mean much more than the occasional annoyance. It can mean the spread of a virus to your workplace’s network or clients, along with the loss of valuable data. There are even viruses that hold your data...
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July
28,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey S. Krause, Affinity ConsultingMoneyball Analytics is based on the book “Moneyball, The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” by Michael Lewis. The book became the basis for the movie “Moneyball,” which told the story of the 2002 Oakland A’s. Limi...
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July
14,
2021
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By: Paul Unger and Jeffrey SchoenbergerThe COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of mobility and the ability to work from anywhere. Before the pandemic, when we presented on "mobile lawyering" topics, we would spend 20% of the presentation pre...
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June
30,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Chad Sands, Tracers Public and Private Records Software After I got a haircut one sunny Saturday afternoon when I was a child, I remember looking up at my mom with big wondrous eyes and saying: “Mom, when I grow up, I want to work in marketing for...
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June
25,
2021
| 09:14 AM America/Chicago
You’ve read about it in the news: companies falling victim to cyber attacks. It’s easy to think these threats won’t knock on your law firm’s door, and that’s exactly what hackers want you to believe. At The Missouri Bar’s Solo & Smal Firm Conference ...
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June
16,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Niki Black, MyCase Lawyers have an ethical obligation to preserve client confidentiality. For that reason, the need to protect client information has always been a top priority for lawyers. This means that when lawyers and their staff work remotel...
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June
14,
2021
| 15:04 PM America/Chicago
Are you looking for ways to meet your MCLE credit requirements quickly and affordably by the end of the month? Look no further than MoBarCLE’s Management Matters Series. Presented by The Missouri Bar Plan, the Management Matters Series focuses on law...
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June
09,
2021
| 09:17 AM America/Chicago
It’s important to stay in contact with your clients when your representation of them wraps up. ...
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June
09,
2021
| 09:16 AM America/Chicago
Sigma Financial Corp. v. Gotham Insurance Co. was an insurance coverage and professional negligence suit in federal district court.2 During pretrial proceedings, Judge Andrew J. Guilford granted plaintiff Sigma’s motion for leave to file an amended c...
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June
02,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Amy Mann, LawPay People are used to the convenience of electronic payments and online bills. Many studies show most people expect businesses, including retail and service providers, to offer a wide variety of electronic payment options. If your pr...
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May
19,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting As a legal professional, you have encountered your fair share of PDF files and assumably created more than a few. Even in our personal lives, PDFs are ubiquitous: appliance instruction manuals, new car bro...
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May
03,
2021
| 12:35 PM America/Chicago
By Matt Lurie, Ruby ¿Hablas Español? You might not, but your clients and prospects do. With over 41 million native speakers and 12 million bilingual speakers, the United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world — and we’re o...
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April
21,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By: Jeffrey Schoenberger Whether you’re straight out of law school or ready to strike out on your own after practicing at a firm, you face several “unknown unknowns,” as former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld would say. People For recent gr...
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