Practice, Workflow & Efficiency
A growing electronic collection of books, videos, articles, links and other reference tools.
Ebooks may be downloaded and opened in Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or other ebook readers.
Billing 1: Hourly Billing Introductory Concepts
The basic primer on hourly billing for Godfrey | Johnson personnel. Covers firm requirements and our hourly bonus program, essential client-specific requirements, and convenient tips to make tracking billable hours easier and less likely to result in client dissatisfaction or loss of revenue. Essential for all personnel.
Billing 2: Dangerous Billing Entries
Learn how to spot and avoid billing errors and poor habits that can cost our firm time, money and client goodwill. This video provides several examples of common mistakes, improper time entries and billing practices that must be avoided. Essential for all personnel.
Chubb (ACE) — Defense Counsel Legal Services Agreement (1/1/2023)
The governing document for all Chubb/ACE work, including billing guidelines, deadlines, budgeting and case management requirements. Essential reading for all personnel working on Chubb matters!
Note: This document has been revised substantially from earlier versions (greyed out below as no longer applicable but retained for historical purposes in the event of an issue or dispute arising in relation to previously performed legal services).
Chubb (ACE) — Discretionary Counsel Legal Services Agreement (1/1/2023)
For cases in which the Firm represents Chubb as the client. As we are panel counsel, this document is superseded by our Defense Counsel LSA (see above). In circumstances where the insured retains the Firm directly, the provisions of this Agreement may be applicable.
Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct — As adopted by the Colorado Supreme Court on April 12, 2007, effective January 1, 2008, and amended through April 6, 2016
Searchable, downloadable version of the official ethical rules for Colorado lawyers. Link to Colorado Bar website. Essential reading for all Colorado attorneys.
A Lawyer’s Duty to A Prospective Clients — Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers § 15 (adopted in Colorado by Allen v. Steele)
This Section summarizes the duties of a lawyer to a person seeking legal services. Duties attach even when no client-lawyer relationship ensues.
Leadership & Management
Cloud-Based Document Management — Introduction to SharePoint
Explains the basic framework of the Firm’s use of SharePoint as its primary document management tool. Essential for all personnel.
Creating New Case Subsites In SharePoint
Explains the proper procedure for setting up a new matter site in SharePoint, including all steps necessary to avoid incorrectly set permissions and VITAL SECURITY STEPS which if not followed could lead to a BREACH OF CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY. Essential for all personnel who set up new matters in SharePoint.
Stress Reduction & Mindfulness
Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
The core of GOJO’s workflow management system is found in this short but empowering book. Learn to free yourself from procrastination and uncertainty by using simple systems. Divide planning, tracking and performance of work into logical phases. Reduce stress while drastically improving performance.
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