Set Text Size:

S

S

S

2012

  • StressBusters for 2013 (12/27/2012)
    Even though Christmas is over, the stress of the season might still be lingering on. Incorporate several practical tips from “Twelve Workdays of Christmas... AILA Gives to you” in your daily routine and begin next year more organized and stress-free! AILA Doc. No. 12122743.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122743.
  • Use Your Vacation Days! (12/20/2012)
    According to a recent study, Americans earn fewer vacation days than people in other countries and still leave an average of two days unused. Are you one of these people? Help fight the U.S.’s vacation deprivation problem with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12122050.
    AILA Doc. No. 12122050.
  • The Twelve Workdays of Xmas, AILA Gives To You... (12/24/2012)
    As you start wrapping up your practice for the holidays, fanatically getting your work into a controllable state, take a deep breath and relax. We will provide a new practical tip on each of the 12 working days before Xmas to help eliminate some of the stressors this season. AILA Doc. No. 12120768.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120768.
  • Making Firm Resolutions for 2013 (12/13/2012)
    Many people use the New Year to make self-improvement efforts in their personal health and well-being, so why not do the same for your law firm? Take control of your business and commit to refining your practice with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12121346.
    AILA Doc. No. 12121346.
  • Can’t Afford to Give Your Staff a Raise Next Year? (12/6/2012)
    If you can’t afford to give your staff a raise next year but also can’t afford to lose them, then try something different for the New Year. Offering committed employees the opportunity to telecommute will keep them happy and will make for an overall better office environment. AILA Doc. No. 12120663.
    AILA Doc. No. 12120663.
  • A Money-Saving Tip for Your 2012 Tax Returns (11/29/2012)
    It’s almost that time of year again-tax season kicks off January 1st! With the holiday season in full swing it’s easy to overlook the responsibilities associated with next year’s taxes. This week’s practice success tip highlights the importance of understanding Section 6050w. AILA Doc. No. 12112946.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112946.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard: A Practice Tip for the Holiday Weekend (11/21/2012)
    Take a breather this weekend from the traveling and the holiday frenzy and check out some totally useless websites that will definitely get you laughing or at least not thinking about work. AILA Doc. No. 12112151.
    AILA Doc. No. 12112151.
  • How to Find the Right CPA for Your Solo/Small Firm (11/15/2012)
    Like lawyers, all accountants are not created equal nor do they specialize in all fields. When searching for a good CPA find one that can provide strategic advice based on the needs of your firm. Use this week’s practice success tip to improve your search for the right CPA. AILA Doc. No. 12111541.
    AILA Doc. No. 12111541.
  • Comparing Two Documents in Word (11/8/2012)
    Ever wondered which version of a word document on your computer is the final version? Or, did you receive a document back from a colleague and found out that the tracked changes were turned off? Learn to compare two versions of a file with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12110841.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110841.
  • Thank You for Being Our Client (11/1/2012)
    Make time this Thanksgiving to remember not only family and close friends, but also clients, colleagues, and employees. In this week’s practice success tip find out how you can create a meaningful impression that will build loyalty and strengthen relationships. AILA Doc. No. 12110144.
    AILA Doc. No. 12110144.
  • Gmail Conversation View Driving You Crazy? Turn it Off! (10/25/2012)
    Not everyone is fond of Gmail’s method of automatically collapsing email conversations into threads. So if you’re one of those people who likes to view your emails individually, then turn the conversation view off with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12102540.
    AILA Doc. No. 12102540.
  • When Is It Okay to Just Say No? (10/18/2012)
    If the work on your desk is continually getting buried under new matters, new time-sensitive filings and new headaches, it’s time to say no! Pushing back can be challenging, so handle the request cautiously with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12101842.
    AILA Doc. No. 12101842.
  • Step into Your Clients’ Shoes (10/11/2012)
    Understanding the client experience is key to retention efforts. But how do you retain clients if you don’t know what they see or how they feel? In this week’s practice success tip learn to see your office from the perspective of those who hire your firm. AILA Doc. No. 12101143.
    AILA Doc. No. 12101143.
  • Training, Training, and Training (10/4/2012)
    You may have the best office technology, but what good is it if your staff is not adequately trained to use it? In this week’s PST find out how many training hours each employee needs to keep up with software changes and upgrades. AILA Doc. No. 12100446.
    AILA Doc. No. 12100446.
  • Four Keys to Choosing Software for Your Office (9/27/2012)
    Selecting the right productivity software for your office can be easier with the four steps outlined in this practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12092747.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092747.
  • One Thing You Can’t Learn in the Ivory Tower (9/20/2012)
    Law School teaches us the basics, but no casebook can teach you how to run your own practice. It can’t help you improve cash flow or client service, build efficiency or attract more clients. Get the right resources for your bottom line with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12092046.
    AILA Doc. No. 12092046.
  • iPhone 5: Worth It For Your firm? (9/13/2012)
    The announcement has been made. The secret has been revealed. Now, will the new iPhone change how you do business? This week’s PST reviews the features to help you decide whether the hype is worth the cost. AILA Doc. No. 12091351.
    AILA Doc. No. 12091351.
  • Be More Productive on your iPad (9/6/2012)
    As the uses of the iPad explode, lawyers are finding more and more ways to put their iPad to work. This week, learn five simple finger tricks will make consuming and creating content easier and more productive. AILA Doc. No. 12090648.
    AILA Doc. No. 12090648.
  • What Will Get You to Start Preparing? (8/30/2012)
    As Isaac continues to inundate the Gulf on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, what have you learned? This week’s practice success tip urges your firm to create a sound plan that will help keep your business running post - major or minor - disaster. AILA Doc. No. 12083042.
    AILA Doc. No. 12083042.
  • Be Sure to Take a Vacation (8/23/2012)
    There are too many hours in a day, too many days in a week and too many weeks in a year. For just one of those weeks- let it go. Unburden your mind and re-energize yourself with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12082340.
    AILA Doc. No. 12082340.
  • What Drives Your Practice? (8/16/2012)
    Is it the passion, the rational, the risk, or just plain luck? Understanding the way your mind works could help you become more successful in your law practice. In this week’s practice success tip find out which trait dominates your decision-making process. AILA Doc. No. 12081641.
    AILA Doc. No. 12081641.
  • How to Master SEO in 10 Minutes (8/9/2012)
    Whether you’re a new practice or have been in business for a while, learning how to make your website search-friendly is sure to enhance your firm’s visibility. Take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this quick video so you too can build a strategic online presence. AILA Doc. No. 12080940.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080990.
  • Remember Your Value (8/2/2012)
    When you state your fee - don’t cower and don’t give in. Have a renewed sense of the value of your work with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12080242.
    AILA Doc. No. 12080242.
  • Staying A Few Steps Ahead of Immigration Scams (7/26/2012)
    As the days leading up to the Deferred Action policy announcement become numbered, we are seeing more and more scams come to light. Be ready to defend and protect your clients from becoming victims with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12072647.
    AILA Doc. No. 12072647.
  • Are Your Office Stars in Alignment? (7/19/2012)
    If you have a good thing going, don’t let it go astray. Without encouraging and supporting the development of your staff, you may never realize your firm’s full potential. Build a successful future for your business by aligning your stars in this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12071960.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071960.
  • Help A Reporter Out (7/12/2012)
    Have you ever read an article and wondered how the attorneys and people quoted were “discovered” by the reporter? In this week’s practice success tip, find out how you can gain free publicity by sharing your story or expertise in a specific area of interest. AILA Doc. No. 12071241.
    AILA Doc. No. 12071241.
  • Selling Your Professional Soul (7/5/2012)
    Keep in mind these four helpful concepts to maintain your professionalism and your firm’s integrity when attracting Deferred Action clients. AILA Doc. No. 12070564.
    AILA Doc. No. 12070564.
  • Is Disorganized Clutter Costing You a Client? (6/28/2012)
    If stacks of files, empty coffee mugs and sticky notes are spread across your desk, you may be damaging your productivity and negatively impacting your state of mind. Unclutter your mind and office with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12062859.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062859.
  • Making the Most Out of Happy Hour (6/21/2012)
    Now that you’ve collected all those business cards at AC and around town, are you going to just drop them in your drawer? Make those business cards work for you. This week’s practice success tip reinforces good networking habits while adding something new to your strategy. AILA Doc. No. 12062131.
    AILA Doc. No. 12062131.
  • Web Conference Using Your Smartphone (6/14/2012)
    Meet, collaborate and share on the go! This week’s practice success tip brings you the top mobile apps for connecting with colleagues no matter where you are. AILA Doc. No. 12061452.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061452.
  • The Shorter The Better (6/7/2012)
    What’s in a name? So much more than meets the eye. A law firm name is a big part of branding and marketing, and choosing the right name might just be the tactic that takes your firm’s marketing to the next level. That’s the subject of this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12060748.
    AILA Doc. No. 12060748.
  • What to Do with Original Client Documents? (5/31/2012)
    Is your desk being cluttered with unnecessary paperwork? Discard the “all you can accumulate” habit with this week’s practice success tip, and find out what you should do when a prospective client walks through your door and hands you all of his original documents. AILA Doc. No. 12053140.
    AILA Doc. No. 12053140.
  • Five Steps to Better Clients Using a Client Report Card (5/24/2012)
    Taking an active role in managing and improving your client files is key to building a productive law practice. In this week’s practice success tip, find out how giving a grade to your client will help create a profitable practice that reflects qualities important to you. AILA Doc. No. 12052440.
    AILA Doc. No. 12052440.
  • Make Your E-mails More Productive (5/17/2012)
    This week’s practice success tip provides simple tips and useful advice to make your e-mails more productive. AILA Doc. No. 12051743.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051743.
  • Keeping Up with an Important Trend (5/10/2012)
    This week’s practice success tip introduces a new perspective on one of the largest minority groups in the United States. Find out how you can keep up as the Hispanic community leads the way in mobile and social media consumption. AILA Doc. No. 12051042.
    AILA Doc. No. 12051042.
  • Which Direction Are You Managing? (5/3/2012)
    By managing your law practice laterally and not top down, you will create a more productive and successful office environment. Reestablish your management style with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12050353.
    AILA Doc. No. 12050353.
  • Mapping Your Mind (4/25/2012)
    Put away your pen and paper and pull out your smart phone or tablet and let them start working for you. This week’s practice success tip reintroduces the age old concept of brainstorming in the technological era. AILA Doc. No. 12042553.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042553.
  • Do You Have the Pitch? (4/19/2012)
    Perfect your elevator pitch with this week’s practice success tip. AILA Doc. No. 12041941.
    AILA Doc. No. 12041941.
  • Already Thinking About the Next Tax Season? (4/12/2012)
    This week’s practice success tip offers useful advice on the newest IRS requirement-Section 6050W. Learn the rules now so you and your firm are prepared for the following year. AILA Doc. No. 12041244
    AILA Doc. No. 12041244.
  • ABA TECHSHOW- The Future of Practicing Law (4/4/2012)
    Looking for more great tech tips and ideas to run your practice? This week’s practice success tip delivers the latest articles and blogs on legal technology and the future of practicing law- straight from the ABA Techshow 2012. AILA Doc. No. 12040453.
    AILA Doc. No. 12040453.
  • When Was the Last Time You Said ‘Thank-You’? (3/29/2012)
    Remember to say thank-you with this week’s practice success tip. Inspire and promote your firm by expressing gratitude through a simple handwritten note. AILA Doc. No. 12032943.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032943.
  • Swipe As You Go (3/22/2012)
    This week’s practice tip offers solutions to help your firm modernize billing practices. Use one of these tools to accommodate the growing cashless society and increase your bottom line. AILA Doc. No. 12032269.
    AILA Doc. No. 12032269.
 
Copyright © 1993–2014, American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Suite 300, 1331 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Copyright & Reprint Policy
Contact Us