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The right tech tool for the job

How do I do that? We lawyers need to do something with our technology, and we’re aware that there are technology tools to do it — we just aren’t sure which of the many available tools is appropriate and how ...

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How to plan and prepare for your new law firm website

Creating a new law firm website can be a daunting project. Like building a house, if the planning stage is not carefully executed, the design and building can be rife with problems, running overtime and over-budget. By taking a few ...

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A guaranteed minimum price is no guarantee

This past legislative session, the state added another tool for procuring public works construction projects. The bill, S1311, signed by the governor in March, allows the state and its political subdivisions to use a construction manager/general contractor project delivery method, ...

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Email scams are getting tougher to spot

In the past, it was easy to spot fake and fraudulent emails. However, spammers and con artists have become increasingly more sophisticated in their approach. Accountants and attorneys are now being targeted by more elaborate email schemes. How do you ...

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Talking Tax: Do I have to amend my return?

Q: I didn’t file my tax return until early April because all my 1099’s and other tax documents didn’t arrive until very late. And then, two days after filing my return I received a corrected 1099 from my investment advisor. ...

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Will lawyers take advantage of wearable tech?

Wearable technology: it’s been the topic of discussion in technology circles for some time now. Pundits have forecast that in 2014 there will be a rapid uptick in the use of wearable technologies such as smart watches and Google Glass ...

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Harnessing your IT department’s full power

In the not-so-distant past, the IT department usually served as blend of fix-it shop and complaint desk. They’ve evolved since then, though many firms still underutilize their IT departments because they see technology in a reactive way. For example, associates ...

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The benefit of consolidating student loan debt

According to the Project on Student Loan Debt, 71 percent of U.S. college seniors who graduated in 2012 (the most recently posted statics) had an average of $29,400 in student loan debt. Idaho graduates in 2012 came in slightly under ...

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Lawyer licensing in Idaho

The Idaho State Bar is responsible for administering the process of licensing lawyers to practice law in Idaho. In order to be licensed to practice law in Idaho, a person must either pass the Idaho bar exam or have passed ...

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