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How the billable hour hurts women
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Stealth Lawyer: Shonali Bhowmik, Indie Rock Musician
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Stealth Lawyer: Reverend Luther Zeigler, Minister
Publishing Alone Isn’t Enough, Law Firms Should Have an Integrated Strategy for Their Blogs
Law Firms’ Social Media Strategies Must Line Up with the Rest of Their Client Development Efforts
Blogging Can Lead to Clients Knowing Who You Are Before They Even Meet You
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
Skype is a Powerful Client Communication Tool for Lawyers—David Haenel
Stealth Lawyer: Keisha DePaz, Greeting Cards Maker
How Lawyers Should Respond to Negative and Positive Reviews On Yelp
If Marketing Isn’t the Goal of Your Law Blog, How Does It Bring in Work?
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
This Year's AmLaw 100: "Fundamental Recovery" for Some
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
The trust being a multi-party relationship, it is not always that easy to discern at any given time whom legal counsel is representing, or should be representing, in matters relating to the trust’s creation and...more
Woodland Hills Attorney Barry P. Goldberg warns his colleagues to have believable and accurate time records or risk receiving no compensation whatsoever from a reviewing court. Since the California Court of Appeal did not...more
In Gunn v. Minton, the Supreme Court held that federal courts do not have exclusive jurisdiction over patent malpractice claims. Under 28 USC § 1338(a), federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over cases “arising under any...more
1. Do you “reply to all” on emails? Should you?
With the ease of email communications, thought needs to be given before you respond to an email and hit “reply to all.” With traditional correspondence by mail to opposing...more
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg Law) -- Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor at University of Missouri School of Law who has written about law schools misrepresenting incoming student GPAs, LSAT scores and graduate employment data,...more
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Law firm Kaye Scholer LLP and financial advisor Capstone Advisory Group LLC are in the sights of a U.S. Trustee aiming to claw back $12 million for an undisclosed agreement to share fees awarded in...more
A lack of effective oversight can allow even a well-intentioned managing partner to go bad....more
This ebook will serve as a practical how-to manual with best practices for lawyers wishing to collaborate with branded networks to market their law practice, deliver legal services to clients online, and for lawyer brand...more
Alice’s outside law firm had ignored her letter alerting it to a serious conflict of interest. In fact, when the firm’s “risk management” partner called, all he seemed to want was to keep her company’s legal work.
Are you holding unclaimed or abandoned client funds? October is the month to remit and report - learn how by reading this article....more
If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more
Five year ago, I joined a prestigious (I thought at the time) Long Island law firm with the idea that I could start a National practice devoted to ERISA and single employer retirement plans. Unfortunately the idea was to...more
This is a good analysis of the implications of IRS 6050W for attorneys and others who accept credit card payments; kudos to Lawpay.com for the analysis!...more
As attorneys, we tend to focus on how to avoid being sued by a client in the first place. After all, the lawyer’s role is to protect the client’s interests and to take the actions necessary to secure this objective. No lawyer...more
Important resources for lawyers who are new to the practice of bankruptcy....more
In many cases, the stumbling block to settlement is the parties’ polar opposite views of what the likely jury verdict will be. Impasse is typically reached in these situations when the parties dig their heels in, often...more
The goal of the trial lawyer in using a mock trial or focus group in his or her case is to obtain objective information from a group of individuals demographically similar to the real jurors. Consequently, the mock trial or...more
A discussion of the latest counterfeit scam targeting lawyers....more
Here’s a real shocker for you: When a partner leaves a healthy law firm, he and his or her new firm can be required to return to his or her old law firm the profits made the cases he or she brings along. These obligations...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
The spread of disruptive technologies to the legal profession is changing the dynamic of how law firms are structured as well as the value propositions associated with the delivery of legal services. The number of law firms...more
This article briefly explains how nearly all corporate clients are overbilled by their lawyers. In fact, according to the California State Bar, if your lawyers bill by the hour, then you’re likely being overbilled by...more
In an evolving legal profession in which the players are ever more functionally interdependent, the ability to collaborate has become a core competency. In managing law firms and legal departments…managing legal projects…in...more
Mar. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Marc Simon, a filmmaker and partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, discusses his documentary "Unraveled" which explores the downfall of Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, who was...more
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will prove an expensive and...more
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