Author Archives: David Bilinsky & Laura Calloway

Do a Budget!

This is a new year. A time to make positive resolutions to take you to your future. Part of building the bridge to your future is to outline your expected income and expenses for the next 12 months by building a Budget and then tracking your actual income and expenses against that budget.
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Aim for an Empty Inbox Each Afternoon

As we head for the end of the year, your mind is probably already turning to things you’d like to change in the new year.  We think that aiming for …

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Start a “Thank You” File

As we approach Christmas our thoughts, of necessity, turn to giving, receiving and gratitude.  These sentiments are the inspiration for this week’s tip.

Open a file (OK, maybe an email …

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Pull Together a Virtual Team Plan

One thing that has changed is that today's legal rebel does recognize that the power of the Internet means that they no longer have to be alone. Courtesy of new collaborative tools, legal rebels can bring people together into virtual teams and practice in ways never before possible as a solo.
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Hiring the Right Employee

One of our fellow PMAs recently shared a group photo that was taken almost 15 years ago.  It prompted us to think about that meeting, and some of our former …

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Giving Thanks

In writing this tip, we are cognizant that today is American Thanksgiving and that Canadian Thanksgiving was not all that long ago.  Of the authors, one of us is American …

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Put Your Clients First

There are many ways to orient your practice.  Many lawyers set up their practices around their needs in terms of producing legal work. This is all quite natural since you …

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Importance of Document Management Software

There is much interest in taking a law firm paperless today and for good reason.  Moving to the digital or paperless practice of law offers many benefits and cost-savings in …

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Are You Ready for the “Big One”?

As Hurricane Sandy barrels down on the east coast and BC is still gently trembling from last week’s earthquake, we can’t help but advise you to think about what would …

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Save Time With Virtual Meetings

While there is something to be said for a face-to-face meeting, you can get just as much or more done at a virtual meeting, especially if you use some of …

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