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 No Excuses for not Having a Website?

It's hard to believe that in this digital day and age, there are still some businesses and law firms that do not have a website or have a website that has been "under construction" for a very long time.

It should be understood that your website is what many prospective clients, and the business community will use to evaluate you and your organization. When no website is found, it can give a potential client or any individual the feeling that your organization is not up to speed.

Conversely, a well developed website that sufficiently presents the history, goals, members, and accomplishments about your organization, speaks volumes. Within just a few minutes a prospective ( or existing) client can get a good feel, understanding, and level of comfort about using your services.

It's never too late to put together a website that is not only visually attractive and easy to get around but also quite reasonable to create. There are hundreds of templates that can be quickly used to guide any organization to a highly active website. Or, if you still wish to have a third party create your website, here too the sky is the limit on the number of IT companies that are able to create a website with appropriate content on a very cost effective basis.

If you are an ALQ listed firm, once you have your website up and running, ask ALQ how we can help you drive traffic to your site.

Thomas W. Hamilton

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At last, Congress checks Obama's rogue consumer bureau
Investor's Business Daily
Congress and some others in the media finally see the urgency in reining in Obama's rogue, out-of-control, unaccountable and secretive Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This is something we have urged since its inception. In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act gave birth to what we have argued is the single most powerful and least accountable agency in Washington, D.C.
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Who has the right to unfinished business revenue from a failed law firm: Lawyers or creditors?
Inside Counsel
Although law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf failed in 2012, trustees, creditors and all sorts of sources are still trying to divide up the failed firm’s pie. On docket in a New York court was a question for an important piece of that pie: do creditors or attorneys have rights to continued attorney’s fees from work that originated at a failed firm?
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Yoga made me a better CEO
I never imagined I’d be writing an article about how yoga makes me a more effective CEO. I don’t even know if I’m more of an authority as a CEO or as a yoga student. I do help run a successful organization, and I drive to and from work with a yoga mat and towel in my car. And I now wear fewer ties and more bracelets when conducting meetings than I would have ever thought.
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Getting HR involved in data security
Corporate Counsel
Keeping company data secure is something a lot of businesses leave to their information technology departments, but according to Shipman & Goodwin partner Daniel Schwartz, the role of human resources personnel in this area is increasing. On the Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Schwartz, who recently attended a local Society for Human Resource Management conference, suggests a number of steps that HR employees can take to help prevent theft.
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False Claims Act debts held non-dischargeable in bankruptcy
New York Law Jounral
In U.S. ex rel. Minge v. Hawker Beechcraft, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42425, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York revived a $2 billion suit brought against a Chapter 11 corporate debtor by two qui tam relators under the False Claims Act (FCA).1 This decision is important because it may afford plaintiffs in FCA actions additional leverage against corporate debtors, regardless of the merits of their asserted FCA claims and could, depending on the dollars at stake, impact the ability of a corporate debtor with potential FCA liability to successfully reorganize.
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Collections in difficult situations
by Steve Harms
Collections proceed forward, even in situations where the backup paperwork is a bit lacking. In other words, we live in a real world and our file is not always perfect. Do we just close the file out, even though there is a past due balance from our debtor? No, we gather what we can and proceed with collections; consider the following advice in this article.
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5 things to do after an employee resigns or quits
When an employee leaves your company there may be some significant "housekeeping" to do before the position can be filled again. And none of that includes telling the ex-employee not to let his or her rear end hit the door on the way out. Be professional and consider these five things you may want to do when an employee resigns or quits.
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