Dec. 17, 2014 - How do you get the most bang for your marketing dollars in 2015? Think beyond traditional (and costly) advertising avenues. You can get big results on a small budget by forming mutually beneficial partnerships and sharing your expertise online, according to Jenna Atkinson.
Dec. 17, 2014 – This month’s Ethical Dilemmas question offers guidance the types of solicitation activities prohibited as “real-time electronic contact.” While there is not year a clear answer, Wisconsin lawyers relying on guidance from other jurisdictions may assume that email and text messages, when otherwise in compliance with the Rules, are not prohibited methods of solicitation.
Dec. 3, 2014 – Wisconsin lawyers who are considering participating in an Internet-based lead generation service must comply with ethics rules on advertising. In this article, Assistant Ethics Counsel Aviva Kaiser explains considerations for compliance in this gray area.
Dec. 3, 2014 – Do you market when business is struggling, and stop marketing when business is good? If the answer is yes, you are on the marketing seesaw, according to Tom Palzewicz, a certified business coach at ActionCoach in Elm Grove.
Nov 19, 2014 – Those admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in an even-numbered year must complete their continuing legal education credits by Jan. 31, 2015, and report them to the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners by Feb. 3, 2015. This article provides an overview of CLE requirements and reporting.
Oct. 1, 2014, – When a lawyer hangs a shingle, it’s more than just a law firm. It’s a business, and if you don’t pay attention to it, your firm won’t grow and it just might even fail. In this video, business coach Chris Carman talks about the business side of your law practice.
Sept. 17, 2014 – The next time you attend a State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE CLE program you won’t have to carry a heavy binder. As of today, all CLE course materials for State Bar programs will be in electronic format.
Sept. 3, 2014 – Have you ever had a client with depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or some other personality trait or disorder that made the representation difficult? In this article, a psychologist explains strategies for dealing with such client s, with additional advice from an ethics attorney.
Sept. 3, 2014 – Whether you are starting out or upgrading your current system, there are some things you need to know before you make your purchase. In this video, Jeff Krause talks about choosing the software and hardware that’s right for your firm.
Aug. 6, 2014 – Lawyers, like other service-based professionals, take great stock in the value of their time. But valuing time requires business management skills that law school doesn’t teach. In this article, business coach Tom Palzewicz provides tips on financial management, an upcoming topic at the State Bar’s Business School for Lawyers.
Aug. 6, 2014 – In this video, Chief Judge Richard S. Brown, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Waukesha, talks about the importance of looking at as many cases as possible when presenting a case to the court of appeals. According to Brown, showing the differences between what the courts are doing will help the court decide what the law is.
Aug. 6, 2014 – “Lawyers know the law no better than other people; they only know where to find it.” – King George III. You may know more than Mad George presumed, but even so, you will likely be asked a question you don’t immediately have an answer for. Know where to find it. – the Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference.
July 16, 2014 – Thinking of starting your own law practice? Maybe you just graduated and can’t find a job. Maybe you are tired of your current firm. Maybe you’ve always wanted to be your own boss, or just want to improve a business aspect or your existing firm. Whatever the case, you need a business plan.
July 16, 2014 – In this video, Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges Joan F. Kessler, Milwaukee, and Gary E. Sherman, Madison, offer appellate brief writing tips lawyers can use to effectively make their case to the court of appeals.