1. Five Minute Mentor: The Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law—What Every Practitioner Should Know

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    from Colorado Bar Association / Added

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    Do you have clients with foreign spouses or employees? Or do you have foreign clients? It may be advantageous for you to know more about immigration law to better serve your own clients or refer them to an attorney who specializes in immigration law. Immigration law is one of the most complex areas of law so recognizing when an immigration problem arises is key to maximizing your client service. This presentation by immigration attorney Catherine O Brown is geared toward attorneys who do not practice immigration law or perhaps are beginning practitioners in the area of immigration law.

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    • Five Minute Mentor: Discharge of Marital Obligations

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      Does your client need to file bankruptcy? Do you suspect the other party is agreeing to take the martial debt and just file bankruptcy? Learn how to protect your clients' interest when bankruptcy is an issue in divorce. Beyond child support and maintenance, learn what is dischargeable and what is not dischargeable and how to protect your client in practice. Also learn about the bankruptcy trustee's perspective, and most importantly how not to get sued for a preference recovery because you got paid!

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      • Five Minute Mentor: Income Tax Benefits for Small Law Firms

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        Discussion includes income tax rates of the self employed including the new 2013 rates, advantages and disadvantages of S-corporations, as well as the benefits of having your office and home together.

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        • Five Minute Mentor: Lawyer Website Marketing

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          As a solo or small firm practitioner, do you need a website? Is a website really necessary for new clients and referrals? How important is website marketing to the success of your solo/small firm practice? How do you improve the volume and quality of traffic to your website? What role are mobile searches and devices playing in the search for an attorney?

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          • Death of a Solo, Death of a Law Practice - Facing the Inevitable

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            What will happen to your solo/small firm practice in the event of your disability or death? Do you have a plan? The vast majority of solo and small firm types don't! This presentation reviews a few different scenarios of what might happen when there is no planning.

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            • Bring Your Own Device

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              BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the hot topic in the IT world, but what does it mean for the solo and small firm? Learn what BYOD is, and is not, and how to leverage the concept in your practice. Bring your own device (BYOD) is a term that is being used to describe the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their place of work and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in education settings.

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              • Lawyers on Facebook — Oh My! Presented by Barb Cashman

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                Become more comfortable talking about and considering the use of your own “brand” in social media, primarily Facebook. We look at the “terms of engagement” for a solo or small firm's use of Facebook, including an overview and discussion of what lawyers are afraid of, and how social media and Facebook in particular operate in our networked world. We identify some of the legal and ethical risks of Facebook and the like, along with how to mitigate such risks and still have a satisfying and meaningful engagement with social media.

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                • Five Minute Mentor: Choosing Clients Wisely, a 5-Step Plan

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                  While your livelihood depends on having clients, and not all clients are good clients. Most client problems can be avoided by choosing clients more carefully. Regardless of the size of your practice, you will save time and maximize your profit potential by developing and implementing an easy five-step plan to smart client selection. Jon Olafson identifies the traps that you will avoid by having the right client acceptance procedures and sticking to them.

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                  • Five Minute Mentor: DO's and DON'Ts of Starting a Law Firm

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                    So, you are ready to start your own law firm. Great! Get off on the right foot by following a few simple "DO's and DON'Ts." These useful tips will cover some of the most common pitfalls and traps that attorneys make when starting their own firm.

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