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ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 8: Cyber Coverage 2.0

 There are two types of businesses - those that have been hacked and those that don't know they've been hacked. This may sound like hyperbole, but it's fairly accurate and many of those businesses are law firms. So you may ask yourself, how do I protect my law firm from a hack? Mark sits [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 7: We Can All Use A Champion

In this episode of ALPS In Brief podcast, Mark connected with Ida Abbott, Former Practicing Attorney and Consultant on Optimizing Legal Talent,  to discuss why it is so important for lawyers to find and to be champions. Their discussion ranges from the need for more sponsorship of women in law firms to examining how solo [...]

When Your Client Thinks “I Can Do Better”

Truth be told, I’ve been there as a client. It felt as if my legal matter wasn’t progressing as fast as I thought it should and it seemed to me that the attorneys were the ones getting in the way. I started to wonder if I couldn’t move things along by just having a one-on-one [...]

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Fridays = Freedom to Recharge

Use your Fridays wisely to plan ahead and enjoy your time away from the office without stressing about things left undone over the weekend. Transcript KAREN: How many lawyers do you know who leave the office on Friday afternoon and spend the whole weekend worrying about work? You need some time to relax and recharge [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 6: Pursue the ‘Why’ Intentionally.

Last week the ALPS team gathered for a discussion about the company's vision this year and beyond. Afterwards Mark sat down with ALPS CEO, David Bell, to continue the conversation about vision and why it's imperative for every business, from a large corporation like GE to a solo law firm, to truly understand why they [...]

Managing the Password Headache

I have given a number of presentations on the general topic of cybersecurity that always include a discussion of password best practices. You know the spiel. Passwords are to be long and difficult to guess, different for every account or device, never reused, etc. Obviously, this can be a challenge. In fact, I’ll share, between [...]

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping – No Suits Against Clients for Fees

You have heard it many times before but it is worth repeating because we are still receiving claims from attorneys who first sued their clients for fees and a malpractice counterclaim was asserted.  I have been handling claims for attorneys for about 18 years now and I can honestly tell you that once the matter [...]

It’s 2018: Three Resolutions for your Consideration

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make some resolutions for your law practice. Karen poses three resolutions you might consider heading into 2018. Transcript: 2018 is here and everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions for their personal life.  Let’s make some New Year’s Resolutions for your law practice too.  Here [...]

My Former Client Posted What???

No one enjoys hearing feedback about themselves that is critical in nature; but don’t get me wrong. Sometimes we need to hear that we’re not meeting the expectations of others. Critical feedback shared respectfully can be a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional growth. That said, when a former client posts a review, on something [...]

Knock. Knock. Who’s There? Coverage for Subpoena Assistance

It’s Friday the 13th, or any other day of the month for that matter, and your local process server appears at your door with a subpoena for your attendance at a hearing and for the production of documents.  The subpoena requires information related to the representation of your former client, Ima Headache.  You may not [...]