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Blogging and Social Media for the Legal Profession: Advice on What Works and Why

At the recent American Society of Trial Consultants convention in New Orleans, I was part of a wide-ranging panel discussion on social media and marketing that considered the benefits and effects of blogging and other social...more

Law Firm Marketing and Design Lessons Learned While Redoing My Website

Earlier this year, I embarked on a months-long process of building a new, more sophisticated and customized website, which I’m happy to unveil at cogentlegal.com. This post will share some of what I learned about website...more

Supreme Court Rejects Medical Testing Patent

The United States Supreme Court recently issued a key intellectual property decision. In Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that a medical process of making correlations...more

THE LOW DELTA FIRM: Demise of the Low Ball?

In today's competitive legal market, low ball estimates and other practices that undermine fee predictability and accuracy can erode client relationships. This article addresses the new Legal Project Management metrics and...more

Shulman DuBois August 2011 Newsletter

The Shulman DuBois August newsletter is full of useful information for accident victims, their families, and all residents of Portland, Oregon. ...more

Why Attorneys Should Develop Graphics for Their Case--The Sooner, The Better

It’s the eleventh hour before trial and you’re feverishly preparing your case when you realize you need help creating a visual presentation. You enlist the expertise of a legal graphics consultant. Not a bad idea, but there’s...more

Storytelling for Attorneys: How to Build a Great Narrative For Your Case

Attorneys sometimes act in trial or mediation as if they’re little more than an evidence machine collecting all the right evidence, excluding all the improper evidence, applying the law and expecting a positive outcome. That...more

Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore

CA Supreme Court Rules in Favor of lawyer-advertising Rights of Plaintiff Lawyer seeking Clients

The California Supreme Court ruled in Simpson Strong-Tie Co. v. Gore on May 17, 2010 that a plaintiff lawyer who was seeking clients for a possible class action lawsuit had a right to publish an advertisement regarding...more

Is Dechert Ahead of the Curve?

Global law firm, Dechert, has pulled ahead of the pack by driving a Legal Project Management initiative to train all its lawyers worldwide in the discipline of project management for law firms. Legal Project management is a...more

Legal Marketing for Toyota Personal Injury or Product Liability Cases

Personal injury and product liability lawyers are expected to be busy for months on cases relating to the recall of Toyota vehicles for unintended acceleration, according to a January 29th Wall Street Journal article titled...more

Economy To Cause Increase in Litigation in 2010

Because of the economic crisis, law firms will see an increase in legal disputes and litigation in 2010, according to Fulbright & Jaworski’s 6th annual Litigation Trends Survey Report. Smart firms will adjust their law firm...more

Reglan Side Effects Case Reports Nearly Doubled From 2006 To 2008

Recent data from the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System reveals that new cases of tardive dyskinesia or other movement disorders reported by users of Reglan (or its generic version, metoclopramide)...more

Will Regional, Mid-Tier Firms Emerge as Winners in the Current Crisis?

As General Counsel face reduced 2009 budgets, many companies are finding significant savings by moving legal work to regional firms. The article discusses the trend and provides examples of companies and law firms that...more

Tying Outside Legal Costs to Value

The most important trend in the legal industry is connecting a client's value of a matter to the fees charged by law firms. Corporate counsel have become the market makers and change agents and are requiring firms to become...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert patients of the serious and potentially fatal health risks they may face from using the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch. Patients who are directly exposed to the gel inside the patch, or who...more

Law Firm Fees Defy Gravity

Despite the worsening economy, many law firms continue to raise billing rates. The article discusses the impact to clients and provides examples of law firm rate increases....more

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