Practice Management

Exposed through passing of journal entries?

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund There are various definitions to what journals are, and for the purpose of this article, we will simplify the general […]

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Is work-life balance possible for legal practitioners?

By Emmie de Kock Have you wondered why it is called ‘work-life balance’? A scale only balances if objects with the same weight are placed on both sides. Considering that […]

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Is your firm the type of entity it purports to be?

By Thomas Harban One of the decisions a legal practitioner will make – after deciding to open a practice – is what form the practice will take. They may decide […]

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Do you have a legal practitioner personality?

By Emmie de Kock Have you heard the joke of the legal practitioner who visits his cardiologist for his annual checkup? Waiting anxiously for his results, the cardiologist chuckles and […]

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The ABC of trust audits  

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund The funds in an attorney’s trust account are susceptible to theft, misuse and/or fraudulent activities. Due to these inherent risks, […]

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Large law firms v small law firms

By Emmie de Kock If you are looking for a romantic partner, you usually have a list of criteria with the qualities you want the person to have. Such a […]

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Personal stressors and legal practice: Your firm needs a plan

By Thomas Harban In this column, the Attorneys Insurance Indemnity Fund (NPC) (AIIF) have sought to raise a number of risk management issues for legal practitioners to consider and have […]

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Whether to invest in junior attorneys or not?

By Emmie de Kock I once heard the Chief Financial Officer ask the Chief Executive Officer (CEO): ‘What if we invest in our employees and they leave?’ The CEO replied: […]

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Effective governance and controls can give law firms a competitive edge

By Moroke Phajane Third party risk management is currently an important topic for most corporate entities. Most corporate entities are carefully scrutinising their third party suppliers in order to minimise […]

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Managing reputational risk

By the Practitioner Support Unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Why should legal practitioners be bothered about reputation? Ever heard of the saying ‘what other people think of you is […]

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