Articles tagged with 'practicemanagement' | The Missouri Bar

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2024
February
07,
2024
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
We all know lawyers with great qualities: compassion for those they work with, willingness to listen, and the ability to write and speak clearly and creatively. 
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January
17,
2024
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Whether you’re new to the profession, a solo practitioner, or a lawyer with decades of large firm experience, having the appropriate tools at your disposal makes all the difference in succeeding within the practice of law and even better serving your...
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January
04,
2024
| 10:15 AM America/Chicago
by: Jeffrey SchoenbergerHave 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 millions of dollars or more,...
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2023
November
15,
2023
| 10:41 AM America/Chicago
Article by Affinity ConsultingDo you have a nagging suspicion that you’re missing a key insight when running your firm? Maybe it’s something that would make your firm more competitive, or perhaps it’s a way to increase efficiency. Whatever the insigh...
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October
18,
2023
| 09:52 AM America/Chicago
The Missouri Bar Insurance Marketplace is available to Missouri Bar members, their spouses and dependents and their employees, and offers a wide range of health options from leading providers for solo practitioners and their families.The program aims...
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September
21,
2023
| 07:05 AM America/Chicago
The State Judicial Records Committee recently approved a description change to the  eFiling document type previously labeled “Redaction Information Filing Sheet” to the new label of "CRIFS/Unredacted document" in an effort to more clearly denote whic...
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September
06,
2023
| 09:08 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey Schoenberger and Michelle WilleteSeveral legal technologies shone brightly in the last year; none more prominently than video conferencing…for everything. From client meetings to court appearances to grandma’s birthday, at some point we al...
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August
23,
2023
| 00:00 AM America/Chicago
By Ronny Loew, national sales director at ProCirrus Technologies, Inc.Whether driven by client requirements or scary headlines, IT security and compliance has risen to the forefront of firm planning and concern. Complying with the alphabet soup of re...
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August
09,
2023
| 13:16 PM America/Chicago
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court decision that included insurance proceeds received by a company for redemption of a decedent’s shares in valuing the shares for purposes of the decedent’s estate. In Connelly v....
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August
09,
2023
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
By Josh Arnold, services manager at Accellis Technology GroupIt’s been a busy few months at your firm, and you’re seeing growth in all areas. This is great news, but there are some concerns you must face early and head on. With growth, firms must dea...
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July
26,
2023
| 07:27 AM America/Chicago
The average lawyer's inbox is overflowing with emails from clients, opposing counsel, support staff and others. That sheer volume can make it difficult to find important messages quickly. These tricks for Outlook users will help you get control over ...
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July
12,
2023
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jeffrey SchoenbergerFor solo or small firm lawyers, or solos with a small support staff, the “big boys” of legal document management systems, like NetDocuments or iManage, are overkill for your needs and possibly cost-prohibitive. Full-fledged doc...
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June
08,
2023
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
The tax court recently addressed a spouse’s claim for innocent spouse relief in the context of an unreported income case with respect to her spouse’s financial activities. 
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June
07,
2023
| 09:30 AM America/Chicago
Starting July 1, the public will have expanded remote public access to nearly all public case documents. 
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May
18,
2023
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
There are some big changes in store for Missouri lawyers starting July 1. Due to the launch of expanded remote public access, lawyers will notice three major changes in how they e-file in Case.net starting in July:How to file CRIFSs (Confidential Red...
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May
10,
2023
| 00:00 AM America/Chicago
By Matt Lurie, RubyIt’s no secret that lawyers are busy people. Writing briefs, communicating with clients, generating leads, conducting research, preparing for deposition, marketing services—an attorney’s list of tasks goes on and on. It’s no wonder...
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April
19,
2023
| 07:33 AM America/Chicago
“Unplug.” We’re often told by friends and coworkers to take a break from digital devices, be it on the weekend or during vacation. I can tell you that a complete “disconnect” doesn’t work for me. If it doesn’t work for you either, you’re not alone. A...
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April
19,
2023
| 07:31 AM America/Chicago
The tax court recently held that taxpayers were entitled to deductions related to their ranch property despite ongoing losses relating to the activity. In Wondries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue1 the tax court found that the taxpayers had engage...
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April
17,
2023
| 12:52 PM America/Chicago
By: Danielle DavisRoe and Jeffrey Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting Group LLCThe early days of computer software were the Wild West for document file formats. Into the late 1990s, even products of the same name from the same software publisher were i...
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March
08,
2023
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
Starting July 1, the public will have access to public court records from personal electronic devices, per a Supreme Court of Missouri rule change approved last year. The rule change heightens the importance of existing requirements for anyone filing...
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February
07,
2023
| 13:49 PM America/Chicago
You’ve probably heard that using Wi-Fi in a public place (be it the local coffee shop or the airport) isn’t the most secure way to connect to the internet. But have you stopped to consider how secure your home Wi-Fi connection is, or if your computer...
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February
07,
2023
| 13:49 PM America/Chicago
As 2022 wound down, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, (“the appropriations act”) and President Biden signed it into law. The act includes the “SECURE Act 2.0” with multiple retirement-related changes that build on the Setting...
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2022
December
14,
2022
| 10:35 AM America/Chicago
It’s the season for gifting! Take a break to explore the benefits of your Missouri Bar membership – and how we can help you even better serve your clients and communities.MOLAPWe know the practice of law can be stressful. The Missouri Lawyers' Assist...
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December
13,
2022
| 09:18 AM America/Chicago
Ah, winter. That magical time of year with cozy sweaters, glistening icicles – and snow days. Missouri weather can be unpredictable, so making sure you and your staff can access important documents if unexpectedly snowed (or iced) in is essential. Co...
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December
13,
2022
| 09:16 AM America/Chicago
As we approach the end of 2022, a variety of planning issues may be appropriate for year-end consideration. Individual taxpayers should consider applicable tax rates, the standard deduction, limits on itemized deductions, and multiple other issues. ...
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December
08,
2022
| 15:17 PM America/Chicago
Objections in the courtroom are an important tool for trial lawyers to know how to wield. These formal protests raised during trial or depositions often seek to encourage a judge to exclude the testimony or evidence of a witness, and sometimes occur ...
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November
09,
2022
| 08:21 AM America/Chicago
The Annual Labor & Employment Law Symposium is back for in-person continuing legal education for the first time in three years. Held this Friday, Nov. 11, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, the symposium will feature speakers well-versed in a vari...
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October
19,
2022
| 14:41 PM America/Chicago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missouri Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson has recognized, the state’s longtime chief disciplinary counsel – Alan D. Pratzel – intends to retire effective Nov. 11 after spending nearly four decades balancing public protection with...
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October
17,
2022
| 16:01 PM America/Chicago
Scott E. VincentScott E. Vincent is the founding member of Vincent Law, LLC in Kansas City. 
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August
22,
2022
| 11:20 AM America/Chicago
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a tax court decision denying deductions for management fees paid to a corporation’s shareholders. In Aspro,  Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue,[2] the Court of Appeals found that the mana...
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