Common Credit Card Mistakes With IOLTA

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There are some things you MUST KNOW before offering clients the option to make cost and fee deposits into your trust account via credit card.

And the fact of the matter is the way most State Bars are organized the “Member Benefits” department doesn’t usually know what the Bar Rules Department has to say on this important subject.  So it’s no surprise how many times I’ve gone into a law firm that’s using a Member Benefits Merchant Service Provider that’s NOT BAR RULES COMPLIANT.  How many times?  Lots of times!!!

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Source: LawyerControl.com

 

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Top 20 IPad/IPhone Apps to Revolutionize your Practice

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Here are 20 great iPhone or iPad Applications that you needed yesterday.

My favorites:

  • FileViewer app lets you access, organize, and send files straight from your iphone.
  • ScanBizCards– Throw out your Rolodex. The ScanBizCards app scans business cards, and sends the contact information to your address book. Store business cards on your phone to keep you’re your contacts within reach.
  • oDesk– Revolutionize your approach to HR. Use the oDesk app to hire and manage talented freelancers to help you keep your business running strong. Hire the staff you need, monitor workflow, and submit payments directly from your iPad or iPhone.

For the rest click here.

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TEN ETHICS QUESTIONS FROM YOUNG LAWYERS

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From billing inquiries to law firm names–here’s the top 10 Ethical Questions posed by new attorneys.

Question #1: Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
Question #2: Hourly Billing
Question #3: Multi or Cross-Jurisdictional Practice
Question #4: Business Transactions with Clients
Question #5: Firm Names and Letterheads
Question #6: Duty to Report Lawyer Misconduct
Question #7: Law Firm Dissolution or Departure
Question #8: Advertising: Targeted Mailing Solicitation
Question #9: Referral Fees
Question #10: Serving As Director and As Lawyer for a Corporation

Source: iardc.org

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