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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 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
ba Law Group a Featured Case Study in New ABA Book
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This month marked the release of the new book by Stephanie Kimbro “Limited Scope Legal...more
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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