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New York Times Discusses the Growth of Whistleblower Programs

As federal agencies dole out record-breaking awards to tipsters (such as the SEC’s recent $30 million award), whistleblower programs remain a topic of public interest. Earlier this month, The New York Times published an...more

Missouri Appellate Law - 2013 Update

I was asked recently to make a presentation on Missouri appellate practice as part of a CLE program. The program is sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. To prepare...more

Peter J. Gregory Joins Board of Quad A for Kids

Peter J. Gregory has joined the Board of Trustees for Quad A for Kids. The group strives to take kids "Off the Streets and on to Life" by providing programs for Rochester's urban youth outside the normal school hours in a...more

Skiba Law Group a Featured Case Study in New ABA Book

ba Law Group a Featured Case Study in New ABA Book Written by John Skiba, Esq. in Collection Law Suits,Self-Help Legal Services This month marked the release of the new book by Stephanie Kimbro “Limited Scope Legal...more

Civility? Really?

Civility, across the broad arch of a career, is a successful and lucrative business model. I believe it will enhance your professional career, better serve your clients, make you more profitable, and keep you sane. ...more

Todd Janson v. LegalZoom.com, Inc.

Federal Court Rules that LegalZoom Self-Help Service is Unauthorized Practice of Law

A federal district court, applying Missouri law, ruled in a summary judgment motion, that LegalZoom.com's self-help legal document preparation service is unauthorized practice of law. The service goes beyond self-help because...more

Todd Janson v. LegalZoom.com, Inc.

LegalZoom Sued on Whether Online Software is Practicing Law

In a class action lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that LegalZoom's server-based decision-tree software is engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and is a "law business" as defined in Missouri statutes. U.S. District Judge...more

Law School Merit Scholarships: It Doesn’t Matter How Smart You Are. You Can’t Beat the Programmed Odds in a Gambling Slot Machine...

The New York Times just exposed one of the various scams law schools utilize to attract new students in a market with an ever dwindling demand for new lawyers. This recently revealed law school hucksterism is a blatant...more

LawMarketing Newsletter - Social Media Strategies for Lawyers

Social Media Strategies for Lawyers -- Fulbright Report Sees Upswing in Litigation -- What's Wrong With Your Law Firm Bio? --5 Ways To Avoid Referral Mishaps -- People Making News...more

LawMarketing Newsletter: Social Media Strategies for Lawyers

• Fulbright Report Sees Upswing in Litigation • Social Media Strategies for Lawyers • What's Wrong With Your Law Firm Bio? • 5 Ways To Avoid Referral Mishaps • People Making News ...more

Preston Law Firm v. Mariner Health Care Management Co.

Law Firm Must Honor 25% Fee Discount Negotiated by Email

A law firm offered a client a 25% discount in its fees, but six months later said the discount was "temporary" and asked the client for their full fee. The client refused and the 5th Circuit ruled in favor of the client....more

Okay, We Swallowed the Kool-Aid and We Are Using Alternative fee Arrangements, But Do We Still Need to Keep Track of Time?

As alternative fee arrangements continue to snowball and gain real popularity, as law firms get their arms around the subject, they are getting down to a fundamental series of basics. One question that has come up, rather...more

Associate Job Satisfaction is Down to its Lowest level since 1994: Why should we even care?

A spate of news articles, reports and blogs recently have been reporting about dropping associate job satisfaction. Many have called these associates simply cranky or just whining immaturely. Scores of onservers have have...more

Marketing Alternative Fee Arrangements

Alternative Fee Arrangements seem to be all the current rage. Many firms are having enormous success in applying them; gaining new clients and growing their revenue base. Some firms are feeling a bit frustrated because their...more

Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog: 41% of corporate general counsel (yup, that was 41%) use the blogosphere to identify capable lawyers

Ever wonder how some of your colleagues seem to get telephone calls out of the blue from a new prospective client, with which they no prior relationship? General counsel are always on the prowl for lawyers with expertise in...more

Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

In a success for plaintiffs, the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down medical malpractice law

In a boon to plaintiff lawyers, the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down medical malpractice law. In 2005, a statute took effect in Illinois that placed limits on awards for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering,...more

The New York Times asks "Is Law School a Losing Game?" Law School Graduates Who Entered the Game Want to Know if They "Can Sue...

For at least two years there has been a raging debate concerning legal education in America. The New York Times, in a feature piece published January 9, 2011 poured an enormous amount of accelerant on the subject. The debate...more

NEMET CHEVROLET v. CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM

4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Libel Case Over Comments on Website

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has backed gripe site ConsumerAffairs.com in a defamation lawsuit filed by a car dealers. The appellate Court ruled that the federal Communications Decency Act gives the site immunity from...more

Litigating in the Enlightened Age of Mediation in Ontario, Canada: Drafting Persuasive Pleadings

In the enlightened age of mediation, more than of 90% of all lawsuits eventually settle. Good counsel must now see the pleadings in a different light. The Statement of Claim or Complaint is a very useful marketing tool. If...more

Plaintiff Lawyers in Demand for Corporate Commercial Cases

Corporations are retaining plaintiff law firms to pursue their cases and hiring them on a contingency basis. According to business development advisor Larry Bodine, the change in attitude by corporate America has opened a...more

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