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Why You Don’t Want to Take Business Planning Completely Off the Table

Businesses of all shapes and sizes often spend time at the end of each fiscal year developing, reviewing and/or updating their mission statement, strategic plan, and operational plan. While a few solo and small law firms do something similar each year, many attorneys continue to insist on more

ALPS Attorney Match receives American Bar Association award for creative delivery of legal services

2015 Louis M. Brown Meritorious Recognition Award given to ALPS’ new online networking resource for the legal community February 18, 2015 – The American Bar Association (ABA) has honored ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance, with Meritorious Recognition for more

I Believe First Impressions Matter. Do You?

Like you, I’ve been a consumer for years and the older I get the more I’ve come to recognize the impact of first impressions. They really do matter. I can only speak for me, but these days if I am forced to interact with a pushy sales person when first entering a store, I often leave and more

ALPS CEO Interviewed on AM BestTV

ALPS President & CEO David Bell sits down for an interview with A.M. Best TV. Bell discusses the state of the market post-financial downturn as it relates to lawyers' professional liability insurance, the success of ALPS' direct model as well as ALPS' new initiative to connect lawyers at all more

Kung Fu & Mentorship — Huh?

This post by Bob Morris, Esq. originally appeared on the State Bar of South Dakota Project Rural Practice blog on January 27, 2014. Bob was president of the State Bar of South Dakota from 2009-2010. When you see the words “Kung Fu” – what first comes to your mind? Of course, what first comes to more

Project Rural Practice: New Frontiers

Guest post by Patrick G. Goetzinger, Former South Dakota State Bar President, 2011-2012, Co-chair of the Project Rural Practice Task Force Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting with my old friend and mentor, Fred Cozad, at his Main Street office in Martin, SD, where Fred has dispensed more