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Well, it is yet another Monday morning (near noon) that I have spent catching up on the world left behind for the weekend. My reader inbox is overflowing at around 200 articles (in part thanks to Google’s inability to distinguish duplicate posts). I have to sift through my new twitter followers (4 this weekend). Then […]

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For the record (a obvious redundancy for those that read over here), I am a true believer in the virtual space as a working environment for clients and intraoffice personnel.  Client access to their accounts through online portals is nothing new to most people.  Whether trading stocks, checking your bank account, or simply writing a […]

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So as I try to play catch up.  (I believe I am two weeks behind while my wife pumps out 3 posts a daily).  I will make this short and sweet.   Two days ago, stuck in the beautiful 395 East traffic jam, I listened to the NPR story on the Gizmodo v. Apple battle/tiff.  […]

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Recently I wrote of the importance of a business plan. My point was to remind entrepreneurs and small business planners of the importance of putting your ideas into parameters and giving yourself direction.  Although I still stand by this thought, I came across this article this afternoon thanks to @hnshah over on Twitter.  The general […]

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So recently I was doing research for a client.  We were trying to track down some service providers in upstate New York.  During my search, I came across a few websites with your standard shtick of free quotes, rave reviews and promises of the finest services.  What struck me though, was the fact that a […]

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I am currently enjoying a nice discussion on virtual law generally on the Online Bar Association‘s LinkedIn discussion here.  Jorge Colon, the founder of the OBA, posed a question “But what about the feeling of physical isolation of the solo/VLO? Is virtual interaction enough?”  Below was my general response, with links for additional reading. I […]

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Well, I have lagged behind a bit this weekend, but such is fatherhood.  😉  So, recently I read a forum over on LinkedIn asking what is the most important advice for a start up company.  We’ve all seen or heard the stats that 90% of all start ups fail.  Although these numbers are exaggerated, there […]

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A few weeks ago, I read an article in the Florida Bar Journal regarding fiduciary duties and the pitfalls of being a de facto fiduciary as attorney (at least that’s how I read it.)  Attorneys, may need only to be reminded of this responsibility.  Ethics courses, CLEs, quiet reminder from your state Bar’s ethics committee […]

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Well, I have given shouts to these folks before, but I thought I would give it one more dedicated “cheers.”  As I have been trying to build this system, this virtual law firm as a sustainable concept, I am constantly fighting to keep positive and to maintain my drive to make it work.  Every morning, […]

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Big Firm or Small Firm? Today, I participated on a Twitter discussion group (#mhvt) on Big Law versus Virtual Law Offices (VLOs).  I think the debate itself was very healthy and solid points all around.  However, about half way through, someone mentioned (not coming up in my searches or notes exactly who) but somebody mentioned […]

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