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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

I am interested in filing a chapter 11 to keep my business going, what does it cost?

If you own or run a small business, are experiencing financial distress, and desire to know what the bankruptcy code has to offer, then you will want to read this post! Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq. Phone:...more

Post Asset Search Legal Tools

Conducting an asset search on a subject is the first step for businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Most thorough asset searches cost less than $300.00 and provide existing assets of a subject...more

When Lawyers' Work Product Goes Viral

Thanks to websites like Reddit and Buzzfeed, legal writings are increasingly going viral. So when lawyers write a demand letter or legal brief, they must consider not only how the recipient will perceive the document, but...more

Kanzlei Life! No 4 Das Juristenmagazin für Rechtsanwälte und Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 02/2013

Kanzlei Life - Das Magazin für Anwälte & Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 02/2013 News, Facts, und Kanzleimarketing für & aus dem lebendigen Kanzleialltag in Deutschland Sehr geehrte Leserin, sehr geehrter...more

MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave  [Video]

June 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- Weil, Gotshal & Manges' announcement this week it is firing 60 associates and 110 support staffers, and cutting the pay of about 30 partners, is the start of a wave of such downsizings, according to...more

All Hands on Deck at Rutgers: Skilled Team Needed to Manage PR and Legal Fallout

Rutgers has hired a crisis management group to handle their public relations, but this is just the beginning. They will also need a law firm with a crisis management group to represent them and manage the legal fallout of...more

Survey: Firms With Blogs Grow Revenue Faster [Video]

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Kevin O'Keefe, founder of the social media company LexBlog, talks with Sarah Kopit about who's blogging in the AmLaw 200 law firms and how those firms are turning blogs into revenue. Source: Bloomberg...more

Former Lawyer Breaks Government Surveillance Story

The National Security Agency's top-secret cell phone surveillance program is front-page news. Yet many still don't realize that the reporter behind the story is actually a lawyer. Glenn Greenwald worked for two New York...more

Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much [Video]

May 30 (Bloomberg Law) -- The spread between the highest- and lowest-paid equity partners at the nation's biggest firms has grown too large, according to Steven J. Harper, an adjunct professor at Northwestern University...more

How Your Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search

How Your Business or Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor...more

Let Us Now Praise Opposing Councel

But the Process can go a whole lot smoother and faster if the opposing counsel knows the area well enough to tell and advise the client as to the reality of the situation and reject spurious arguments that just waste...more

Controlling the Idiot in the Deal

When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being...more

Why Should an Investor or Business Conduct an Asset Search?

If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable pre-investment tool for an investor, partnership, joint venture or other business entity before entering into a...more

ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills

ROBO-LITIGATION Re: Attorney Misconduct at Foreclosure Mills The scale of attorney malfeasance in connection with the foreclosure crisis is enormous. Whether attorneys knowingly filed false documents or simply failed to...more

How To Unseat The Competition

Here is something they never taught you in law school: No one changes lawyers unless they first question the value they get from their current lawyer. Shaking a client loose from the comfort of an existing relationship...more

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