Articles tagged with 'practicemanagement' | The Missouri Bar

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2022
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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June
13,
2022
| 14:14 PM America/Chicago
by Smokeball Growing your law firm requires careful planning and strategizing. If you started your firm as a solo practitioner, you may already have completed some of these exercises, but now it’s time to think bigger about growth. Each firm will fin...
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June
06,
2022
| 15:01 PM America/Chicago
The U.S. Tax Court recently addressed the tax treatment of up front payments a continuing care community business received from its residents, and the business reported as income in later years as called for under generally accepted accounting princi...
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May
23,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Chicago
Check out this quick video tip about conditional formatting in Microsoft Excel from the Affinity Insight course live training session Excel - Readily Readable Data. ...
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April
25,
2022
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
by Danielle DavisRoe, Affinity Consulting Creating and editing PDFs is a crucial set of skills in any professional setting. From basic editing to redacting sensitive information, anyone who works frequently with PDF documents can benefit from learnin...
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April
20,
2022
| 09:06 AM America/Chicago
By Nicole Black, MyCase  Does your law firm utilize technology that eases your workload by simplifying processes ranging from client intake to final billing? If not, you’re losing valuable time by relying on systems that are both outdated and unrewar...
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April
13,
2022
| 14:07 PM America/Chicago
The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit recently found that a disbarred lawyer who had specialized in tax fraud litigation was liable for income tax deficiencies and a tax fraud penalty.[2] ...
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March
31,
2022
| 13:06 PM America/Chicago
Most of us use Microsoft Office products every day. Whether you’re checking emails with Outlook, writing a brief in Word, or wrestling with a report in Excel, chances are high that Microsoft has hidden features you can benefit from learning how to us...
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March
17,
2022
| 12:00 PM America/Chicago
Wanting to embrace new technology at work, but not sure how to start implementing changes? As many in the legal profession know, it’s not always easy to adapt to new technology and programs. Software implementations quickly fall flat if users do not ...
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March
02,
2022
| 11:12 AM America/Chicago
Missouri Bar members can once again check out publications from the Practice Resource Library – including more than 150 books on topics ranging from cybersecurity and unbundling services to disaster planning. New publications have recently been added...
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February
09,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Chicago
By Jordan Turk, LawPayEvery pragmatic legal professional expects that some percentage of their billed services will not be paid. But even small fluctuations in a law firm’s collection rate can have a huge impact on its bottom line. So, the question i...
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February
08,
2022
| 08:39 AM America/Chicago
Scott E. VincentScott E. Vincent is the founding member of Vincent Law, LLC in Kansas City. ...
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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
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
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
| 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
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
| 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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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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