How do you handle conflicts of interest?

Posted on 01 December 2014

Conflict of interest among an attorney’s clientele is a delicate matter with significant legal consequences if not handled correctly.

Missouri Court’s Electronic Filing Fully Live by Yearend

Posted on 24 October 2014

            As Missouri Courts continue implementation of their Electronic Filing system, a number of counties have come online already in October, and several more will be online by the end of the month. Attorneys in all counties will be required to use the eFiling System by the end of the […]

The Ins and Outs of Commercial Leases

Posted on 04 August 2014

While residential leases can also be complex, commercial leases carry a host of additional responsibilities you may not be aware of, such as ensuring universal access under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Intellectual Property

Posted on 07 July 2014

If you like what someone has written, is it okay to use in your blog? Yes you can, but within reason.

Beyond Retirement – Powers of Attorney & Advance Directives

Posted on 04 June 2014

Planning for the future doesn’t stop with retirement accounts and estate management. You may be perfectly happy to live until old age of 80 – but what if you live until you are 90? Or longer?

The Art of The Twitter Business Account

Posted on 07 March 2014

What is the most effective way to market your business through Twitter? We may not know all of the answers but SmartRules would like to share what we have learned about interesting and effective tweeting.

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At A Glance Guides

To Quash, To Dismiss, or To Sever – Which Motion Should You File?

Posted on 25 April 2014

Three common types of motions, motion to quash, motion to dismiss, and motion to sever, all appear to have the same goal – yet, which one will achieve your objective?

Bankruptcy Update

US Federal Court Rules Update for February 2013

Posted on 26 February 2013

The Federal Court rules have recently changed. Amendments to the Federal Bankruptcy and Criminal Rules are effective December 1, 2012. Amendments are proposed to the federal Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules.  Comments by February 15, 2013.

California Civil Codes

January 2014 Rule Changes In The California Courts

Posted on 03 January 2014

The California Courts have experienced numerous rule changes, amendments, repealed rules and new rules effective January 1, 2014.


The Importance of Electronic Discovery

Posted on 12 November 2014

From producing voicemail recordings to deposing IT managers, E-Discovery has emerged as a multi-billion dollar industry among its practitioners.

Electronic Filing

How Important Is Case Management?

Posted on 28 February 2014

We’ve all deleted an important email or used the incorrect font. But while these errors may seem minor they can result in severe consequences ranging from penalties to losing a case entirely.

Litigation Practice

How to Overcome Procrastination

Posted on 27 March 2015

At SmartRules, we know that attorneys sometimes need to fight the uphill battle against procrastination – and we try to help with by streamlining access to rules with our product.

Updates-County Cts

Mandatory eFiling in Missouri Courts Continues

Posted on 21 May 2013

Beginning Monday, May 20th eFiling became mandatory for all cases filed in the Missouri Counties of Stoddard and Cape Girardeau. Missouri began rolling out the first phase of its eFiling system in September 2011.  They carefully and successfully added a handful of courts during 2012, thus paving the way for adding 26 courts by the […]

Updates-Federal Cts

Moving Your Case from State to Federal Court

Posted on 07 February 2014

The rules surrounding removal of civil actions can be daunting and strict compliance is required.