If you have a law office administrator, they are probably all over the upcoming postal rate increases. But if you are a small firm lawyer without a staff person who keeps track of such things, you simply have to read Are You Ready for the New Postal Regulations and a Whopping Increase in Costs? by Ellen Freedman. We’ve all dealt with postal increases before, but this one is different. The previous ones primarily only changed the rates, but this one deals with shapes and thicknesses. If you don’t pay attention, you could see your mailing costs go way up! You may need to trade in your #10 envelopes for 6" X 9" envelopes. But i’ll let Ellen explain why.