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Using Your Payroll Provider As Your 401(k) TPA Is A Big Mistake

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Like beating a dead horse, I will again say that it is a bad idea for plan sponsors to hire their payroll provider as their 401(k) third party administrator (TPA)....more

A victory for attorney-client confidentiality: DOL takes formal steps to rescind controversial persuader regulation

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In March 2016, the DOL issued a new regulation that greatly expanded the obligations of employers and their attorneys to publicly file sensitive information regarding so-called “persuader activity.” Under the regulation,...more

Five Signs Your Law Firm Needs New Energy

by Hayse LLC on

Law firms that lack energy dim their prospects for the future. Too often law firms pass over the issue of their own vibrancy (whether by a failure of recognition or simple indifference) and plod along without taking...more

What a Nordstrom Personal Shopper Can Teach Us About Client Service

by LawVision Group LLC on

“Can anyone give us an example of a non-legal service that you love”? The question was posed by John Cunningham to the four GC panelists at LSSO’s RainDance Conference in Dallas on May 9th. “Nordstrom Personal Shopper”...more

Are Your Clients Ghosting Your Firm Without Even the Courtesy of a 'Dear John' Letter?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

At the heart of all strong relationships with clients: good communication! Here are nine ways to connect with clients....more

Data Breaches and the Significance of Outside Counsel

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On May 18, 2017, the Central District of California joined two other district courts (D. Minn. and M.D. Tenn.) in holding that forensic reports resulting from a data breach investigation, conducted at the direction of...more

5 Ways Your Digital Content Levels the Geographic Playing Field (That You Should Be Doing Now)

by ON24 on

All five make a difference and your firm is probably only doing one of these. ...more

The Quiet Amendment: How E-Discovery Practitioners Benefit from Upcoming Changes to FRE Rule 902

by Exterro, Inc. on

A year and a half ago, the world of e-discovery was abuzz with Federal Rules amendment talk. And rightly so – the changes then greatly affected the process, particularly with Reasonableness (Rule 37) and Proportionality (Rule...more

Back to Basics: Share Your Feedback Across the Firm

by Wicker Park Group on

One of my first clients asked me to analyze the firm’s client feedback research and make recommendations about the program. They sent me several binders of really robust client feedback about their firm. The interviewers had...more

4 Idiotic Excuses Professionals Make to Dismiss Social Media

by Adrian Dayton on

The basketball player Jeremy Lin rode the bench for his first few years playing professional basketball. This Asian-American had graduated from Harvard and simply did not fit the mold of what most coaches and scouts viewed as...more

ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In a recent formal Ethics Opinion, the American Bar Association stressed that lawyers must make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized access to confidential information relating to the representation of...more

"Be an Intrapreneur" - Inspiration for Legal Marketers from Josh Kubicki's P3 Keynote

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Inspiration and takeaways from this year's P3 keynote by Seyfarth's Josh Kubicki....more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 98: Top 1L Questions: Non-Traditional Law Students [Audio]

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome back! Today we are sharing tips for the non-traditional law students out there. If you're getting ready for law school, this episode is going to be one you definitely want to flag! There is great stuff in here that...more

What the Judge Had for Breakfast May Actually Matter

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

Have you ever told your client that the outcome of the case “may turn on what the judge had for breakfast this morning?” No doubt you were speaking metaphorically, but it turns out you may have been more literally correct...more

Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

by LeClairRyan on

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that...more

Simple Advice to Retirement Plan Sponsors

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I don’t know about you, most of the advice I got growing up was usually wrong. Maybe some very unsuccessful people surrounded me when I was younger, but advice can be biased and self-serving at times. The best advice I would...more

A Case Study in Using Content to Grow Your Practice - Write Stuff Q&A [Video]

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Listen to JD Supra's Adrian Lurssen in conversation with attorney Ary Rosenbaum, who recounts the story of how he built his practice using writing. This is a powerful presentation for any lawyers interested in using their...more

Is Pricing Transparency Finally Happening in eDiscovery?: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

An age old issue in eDiscovery has been understanding and comparing pricing between various vendors and service providers. It’s the old “apples vs. oranges” comparison when considering pricing. A new article, which...more

Three Considerations of Document Proposal

by Dentons on

Reviewing and revising a law practice's document retention and disposal practices is an aspirational goal for many law firms. Indeed, setting such a policy can be quite difficult. One reason is that the rules of professional...more

ABA Issues Opinion on Use of Email for Lawyers

On May 11, 2017, The American Bar Association (ABA) updated its 1999 opinion regarding lawyers’ use of email for communication. Although many state bar associations have issued opinions on electronic communications and the...more

Reporting From the EDRM-Duke Law 2017 Spring Workshop: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

This blog post is a little longer than most as there is a lot to cover here… This week, EDRM held its first Spring Workshop since it was acquired by Duke Law last August, which means this was the first workshop held at...more

The problem with fiefdoms

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The Brady Bunch was probably everyone’s vision of what a perfect family was. There two sets of a parent with three children of their own and together they blended the families and everything ended up happily after a 22-minute...more

ABA Issues New Guidance on Safeguarding Electronic Communications

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a significant opinion published on May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility provided additional guidance on a lawyer's obligations to protect client...more

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