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Colorado Bar Association | Law Practice Management Newsletter
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CBA LPM | Email Newsletter
Wednesday, March 15
In This Issue
Tech Tuesdays
Quick Links
Message from Reba Nance
Service of Process Via Social Media
The CBA’s Modern Law Practice Initiative announces the second version of “Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice.” This is a business planning tool designed to assist lawyers in developing a successful and financially viable practice in the every-evolving practice of law. Among the tools are links to rules, statutes, forms, and other resources. Access the toolkit here, and click on “Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice.”
Questions? Contact the CBA’s Director of Law Practice Management, Reba Nance.

Law Practice Today
Law Practice Today is a monthly digital publication of the ABA’s Law Practice Division and it focuses on the practical side of being a lawyer. If you’re interested in receiving the monthly issue of Law Practice Today, the CBA has an arrangement with the ABA’s Law Practice Division to make Law Practice Today available to all CBA members at no cost. To receive a complimentary email subscription to Law Practice Today, please email Sue Bertram.

Quick Tips

Product Reviews

Technology
Law Practice Management Software Comparison Chart
Download a feature comparison chart of law practice management software from the Lawyerist resource page. They add to this chart periodically to keep it up to date.
Mobile Lawyer Trends (And Tips) In 2017
According to the latest American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report, 94% of lawyers surveyed report that they “regularly or occasionally use a mobile device for law-related tasks at home.” Find out what your colleagues are using and learn about apps you may find useful in your law practice.
Cyber Insurance Is Exploding: How to Stay on Top of the Trends
The cyber insurance market is exploding as companies look to insulate themselves from liabilities stemming from hacking, data breaches, and the like. The ABA recently began selling cyber insurance to lawyers. Read more.

Marketing
10 Elements of a Successful Law Firm Website Home Page
After spending many hours reviewing submissions for this year’s Best Law Firm Websites competition, sometimes I was not impressed. That’s not to say there weren’t diamonds hidden in the rough, because there were. But I was astounded at how many websites—specifically how many home pages—made a lackluster (if not terrible) first impression. Read more.
How Law Firms Can Convert More Leads into Invested Clients
Law firms are always looking for ways to attract more prospects through lead generation and marketing. The next, and most important, step is to convert these prospects into invested clients through lead conversion and sales. Read more.
How To Identify A Well-Defined Target Market
Identifying and reaching a target market isn’t just for the big law firms, it’s for small firms and the solo-practitioner as well. The fact is that no one can market their legal services to everyone even if they are open to selling to anyone interested. Read more.

Miscellaneous
Should You Hire a Virtual Paralegal?
Working with a virtual assistant for the first time can seem harrowing, especially when sensitive legal information and documents are involved. Here are a few tips.
Five Steps to Unplug From Life and Work for a Week
It is no secret that lawyers do not take enough vacation. This is all the more true for solos, who are entirely responsible for the functioning of their firms. The need to take a break, though, cannot be understated. Read more.
Spring Cleaning, Solo Style
Every new year, there’s always lots of talk about how to start the year off right. For solo and small firm lawyers, that can mean many things. Read more.
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