Numbers and document retention issues can be traps unless
you are careful. If you collect social security numbers or
other personal indentifying information on you clients, your
policies need to take account of Sections 35.48, 35.58 and
35.581 of the Business and Commerce Code. Go
for a more information.
From State Bar Law Practice
Want to start a law
practice or improve your practice? The State Bar Law
Practice Managemen Program has plentiful resources. These
have now been indexed in one of the easiest to navigate
sites you are likely to see in this area. Go
And from the Council:
- Have a resume
- Set up a website
- Develop your "elevator speech"
- Produce a brochure
- Send thank you cards to all your existing clients for
their work this year.
your practice tips. We will publish the best
Email -- argghh
Here's a tip. Open four
new folders in your email program. Label them
Projects, Immediate (or next)
Actions, Reference, and Read Later.If
an email has to do with a project that requires more than
one action, put it in Projects. If the email has to do with
the very next physical action you need to take, whether it's
part of a project or not, put it in Immediate Actions. If an
email does not have to do with an action but is information
you will need later, put it in Reference. If you want to
read it but don't have time right now, put it in Read Later.
Everything else gets read immediately or thrown away and the
Inbox gets emptied. Got more categories that are
really useful than just these four? OK, but not more
than three more.
"Against stupidity the
gods themselves contend in vain." Aristotle