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2021
October
20,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
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
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
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
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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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
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
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
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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April
07,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Danielle DavisRoe, Affinity Consulting Group Succession planning is all about leaving a legacy. Lawyers who built their firms from the ground up and who contributed blood, sweat, and tears to the firms deserve to leave their marks. Leaving your le...
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April
06,
2021
| 17:17 PM America/Chicago
Supreme Court Rule 4-1.11 is designed to limit potential ethical problems when lawyers move from government service to private practice and vice versa. ...
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April
06,
2021
| 17:16 PM America/Chicago
Mother Nature is an equal opportunity disruptor. ...
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April
06,
2021
| 17:16 PM America/Chicago
A few years ago, I spoke about legal writing at an annual forum of Missouri’s appellate judges, held at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia. The hour-long presentation advanced eight strategies that enable judges and practicing lawye...
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March
24,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger The lawyers I know like to read and write. The profession attracts folks who like researching and writing, hence the outsized number of humanities majors in our ranks. One of my favorite quotes is the apocryphal Mark Twain quo...
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March
19,
2021
| 12:22 PM America/Chicago
On April 1, 2021, the temporary authorization to use Zoom for court proceedings will expire.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 23, 2020, the Missouri Court Automation Committee approved the temporary use of Zoom for court proceedings open to th...
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March
10,
2021
| 13:56 PM America/Chicago
Every day is a new adventure for Trevor Mulholland as he works with The Missouri Bar’s member benefit providers to raise awareness of various resources that help Missouri lawyers even better serve their clients and manage their practices.Mulholland, ...
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March
08,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting For lawyers, particularly solo practitioners and those responsible for making payroll each month, it seems there are only two states of the business. Either you are too busy to breathe, or you are scroungi...
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February
24,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger, Affinity ConsultingYou don’t have to be into politics or ceremonial occasions to have seen, understood, and enjoyed the Sen. Bernie Sanders photo and consequent memes from President Joe Biden’s inauguration. If none of those ...
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February
09,
2021
| 13:28 PM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting Have you tried to compare products or services slightly off the beaten consumer path? Or well-known products for a non-marquee feature? Despite that product’s market being worth tens to hundreds of million...
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February
03,
2021
| 14:15 PM America/Chicago
So easy, even a caveman lawyer can do it. ...
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February
03,
2021
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic altered not only the world’s workforce, but also the particulars of the practice of law. Whether a lawyer is asked to self-quarantine to prevent further spread or if that same lawyer is adapting to working remotely, there are et...
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February
03,
2021
| 14:13 PM America/Chicago
In early 2020, The Missouri Bar launched a new Law Practice Management Center at mobar.org/LPM to help lawyers even better serve their clients. The Law Practice Management Center is organized to follow the life cycle of a law practice, helping lawyer...
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February
03,
2021
| 14:12 PM America/Chicago
As 2020 wound down, Congress took additional action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenges with individual and business tax relief. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (collectively the Act) includes three separate ...
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