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How Can I Develop a Neutral Approach When Entering Into A Deal?  [Video]

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk attorney Michelle C. Lombino discusses what mindful lawyering is and how one can develop a neutral approach when entering into a deal. For more information visit www.jaburgwilk.com....more

Popular Reads on JD Supra: Bitcoin, Drones, Cloud Computing, Infosec, Cuba, and More

ICYMI: a quick recap of some of the most well-read posts on JD Supra during March, 2015....more

Design a Successful Business Development Training Program: Part 5

Over the past two months, we’ve detailed strategies for designing a comprehensive business development training program. We end our series discussing one of the most essential aspects of business development: client service....more

Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions? [Video]

Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk business lawyer Michelle Lombino discusses having positive and negative mindsets in legal transactions. Michelle is a certified understanding based mediator and practices law in Phoenix,...more

Design a Successful Business Development Training Program: Part 4

Recently, while preparing for a group retreat, I asked a few senior associates to describe what they believed to be their business development goals for 2015....more

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Former Counsel

In a few weeks’ time over at Appellate Strategist’s sister blog, the Illinois Supreme Court Review, we’ll address the question of just how rare it is to get an unpublished decision – what we in Illinois call a Rule 23 order –...more

What Retirement Plan Sponsors Have To Fear

In his inauguration speech, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Retirement plan sponsors have more to fear than fear itself except the problem is that they’re unaware that they...more

Implied Waiver of Privilege in Internal Investigations: Barko Court Compels Production of Internal Investigation Documents, Again

On November 20, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia once again ordered Kellogg, Brown and Root (“KBR”) to produce all documents prepared as part of an internal investigation.  The District Court’s decision...more

Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money [Video]

Nov. 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association and head of the Corcoran Consulting Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the myths and bad practices he sees in law firm...more

Zimmermann: "Two Class" Partnership Culture Emerging in BigLaw [Video]

Nov. 5, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Kent Zimmermann, consultant at the Zeughauser Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about how current market forces are creating substantial differences in compensation between equity and non-equity...more

Shake Up At The NC Business Court

Yesterday, Governor Pat McCrory announced that he has appointed Raleigh lawyer Greg McGuire as a Special Superior Court Judge for a term beginning October 13, 2014. The Governor's plan is to designate Judge McGuire as a...more

Lies That Prospective Retirement Plan Providers May Tell You

When we were children, our mothers told us stories that we believed to be true because we always believed what our parents were telling us was the truth. Part of growing up is realizing that a good chunk of what your mom told...more

7 Questions with David Raynor of Accelerate Legal, Inc.

We’re excited to debut a new feature here on the Trebuchet blog! 7 Questions with … will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today...more

Delaware Supreme Court Rules That Privileged Documents Must Be Produced To Shareholders Investigating Corporate Misconduct

The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that, in certain circumstances, shareholders may be able to obtain access to privileged, internal documents in order to investigate potential breaches of fiduciary duty. In Wal-Mart...more

Protecting Internal Investigations from Disclosure: Suggested Best Practices

A recent case out of the D.C. Circuit highlights some best practices that can boost the odds that the attorney-client and work product protections will shield internal investigation records. Although not precedential outside...more

D.C. Circuit Upholds Protection of Attorney Client Privilege in Internal Investigations Conducted Pursuant to Regulatory Mandate

In a widely anticipated decision, today, the D.C. Circuit granted a writ of mandamus and vacated a district court order requiring the production of a company's internal investigation documents presumed to be protected by the...more

What Form Should Your Law Practice Take?

When starting your own law practice in California, one of your first decisions is what business form to use—should your practice be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation? Don’t underestimate the importance of...more

Senior Privilege: How Some Law Firms Stifle Rainmaker Development  [Video]

Apr. 22 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, consultant to law firms and president of the Legal Marketing Association, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the obstacles law firms face in cultivating new rainmakers. According to...more

How to Create a Firm Mentoring Program That Is Efficient, Effective, and Motivational [Q&A]

A professional services firm is only as good as its providers and the right program in place can help you to also attract and retain the high caliber talent you need to stand out from the rest....more

Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms [Video]

Mar. 19, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Mike McDevitt, CEO for Tandem Legal Group, is not a lawyer, but thanks to an obscure rule in Washington, D.C.'s code of ethics for lawyers he is able to have an ownership interest in the law...more

This Interest May Be Common, But It’s Still Privileged

Section 954 of the California Evidence Code establishes a privilege “to refuse to disclose, and to prevent another from disclosing, a confidential communication between client and lawyer”. A “confidential communication...more

What Startups Actually Need From Their Lawyers

Whether in-house or outside counsel, here are five basic skills that start-ups actually need from their lawyers...more

Los Angeles Business Journal Forum: Go Westwood Angelenos?

>LABJ Forum -- Go Westwood Angelenos? >Ian Imrich, Chief Executive, Law Offices of Ian J. Imrich, APC: "I've been working in Westwood for a decade and visiting longer, and it's not the cat's meow it once was. ...more

How to Build the Visual Foundation of Your Case

We all know by now that we live in a world in which information is delivered visually, and that people learn best when they have visual aids. Attorneys who head to court with demonstratives to show as well as tell their case...more

The Proactive Approach to Client Service – Interview with R. Robert Popeo, Chairman, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney R. Robert Popeo, Chairman of Mintz Levin, talks about the importance of serving clients proactively, not reactively....more

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