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CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Lawyers’ Statute of Limitations to Non-Legal Malpractice Claims – Confusion Predicted for Law...

In Lee v. Hanley (S220775 – Filed 8/20/2015), the California Supreme Court clarified the meaning of Code of Civil Procedure section 340.6 by holding that its limitations period applies to claims against attorneys “whose...more

Depositions in Croatia

As a party to the Hague Evidence Convention, Croatia requires prior permission from the Croatian Central Authority when taking depositions of Croatian or third-country nationals. Letters of request must be sent to the...more

How to Get and Handle Retainer Fees

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq. If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer...more

What an Appliance Store Will Teach You About Client Service

I recently attended a meeting of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) at the new PIRCH store in Atlanta to learn more about how the appliance store has created a customer-centric culture and earned a top...more

How I Motivate Attorneys In Our Firm to Write and Share Content Online

A post by Holly Hayden, marketing director at D.C.-based law firm PilieroMazza PLLC, which began as a JD Supra Tip of the Week on how to motivate attorneys to sustain their online writing efforts....more

What were they thinking?

I can’t even make stuff like this up. Lawyers and invoices are a toxic combination, but the AmLaw 200 firms that are responsible for these examples have people who are supposed to prevent the lawyers from revealing their...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (August 21, 2015)

5 Best Practices to Improve SEO for Your Firm’s Website: The reality is that if people can’t easily find your firm and your attorneys online, they won’t — and will instead turn to a competitor with better digital...more

Bart Lee, Mediator, Litigator, and the Godfather of Ham Radio, Talks with @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my guest is Bart Lee, a mediator and litigator, who some might call the “godfather of ham radio.” Bart was in 5th grade when his father brought home a book on how to build a ham radio using a pencil, a razor blade and...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

5 Tips for a Successful International Mobile Videoconference Deposition

Last month a paralegal called Kramm to inquire whether we could set up a Skype-like deposition (mobile videoconference) to depose a witness in Moscow. The attorneys would be in San Diego. The paralegal had questions about the...more

Consensus Terrorism

Last month, I spent two days with my dear friend Sanju Kripalani at Wicker Park Group’s annual client event. Sanju has one of those careers that very well may be unique to him: pedigreed education, New York law firm, Portland...more

Maybe It’s You

Prior to starting my own law firms, I had made many different employer changes over the years to the point that my position as the head of my law firm is the longest time I’ve been employed at one place and that’s only 5...more

[Webinar] Strategies for Class Action Defense: Four Key Developments - Sept. 9th, 12:00pm EDT

Please join BakerHostetler’s Class Action Defense practice team on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, for an informative Webinar discussing the latest in defense strategies for companies facing class actions. The presenters will...more

Mediation and Mentoring

WAYNE THORPE: Can you tell us how you went about making the transition from being a practicing lawyer to a full-time neutral? MICHAEL YOUNG: About seven to eight years into my career as a lawyer, in 1985 or 1986, I was...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (August 14, 2015)

From Around the Web Finding Your Path: A Business Coach Weighs In: Crystal Marsh, former attorney and career business coach, answers questions and shares her insight on law school, the first years and finding your...more

Attorney Heather Meeker Talks Belly Dancing on @HsuUntied  [Video]

Today, my guest is my long time and well respected legal colleague, Heather Meeker, whose hobby is belly dancing. Heather started belly dancing because she hated all forms of exercise, but she loves the fact that belly...more

7 Questions With Susan Naftulin of Rehab Financial Group

The 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we’re exited to welcome Susan Naftulin,...more

Mintz Levin Alumni Profile — Flora Feng, Senior Director & Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific Region, PepsiCo

Narges Kakalia, a member in the litigation section in our New York office, recently sat down with Mintz Levin alumna Flora Feng, Senior Director & Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific Region for PepsiCo to discuss career transitions,...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending August 14, 2015....more

The Value of Experience

Realtime court reporters provide more than just an accurate transcript of your deposition. With use of the latest in technology, they provide an immediate, verbatim record of the testimony which you and your team can view...more

10 Actionable Steps to Engaging More Prospects

It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at it for a while, if you want to build a successful law practice, you’ll need to know how to turn prospects into clients and charge the fees that you deserve....more

Be a Trusted Advisor, Not Just a Lawyer

During client interviews and conversations, we often hear about the importance of working with lawyers who are trusted advisors: - “I think he is viewed as such a trusted advisor, colleague and partner that he will be...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (August 7, 2015)

To Hold Women Back, Keep Treating Them Like Men: A thought-provoking article on why treating women like men in the workplace may not be beneficial to their careers. (Harvard Business Review) ...more

How is the entry-level legal job market in Australia?

Not good. There are more law graduates than jobs, yet law schools are making matters worse by admitting more students in order to generate subsidies for other parts of the university. That's the basic charge of the...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending August 8, 2015...more

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