Faculty Announcement – Shauna Itri

Shauna Itri is an attorney at Berger & Montague, P.C. in Philadelphia. She will teach a course called “Introduction to Whistleblower Acts”. Shauna concentrates her practice on complex litigation and has substantial experience representing whistleblowers in cases involving fraud against the United States government and those involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the […]

You MUST Understand E-Discovery. Can’t Dodge It Anymore.

California recently released an ethics opinion that addresses whether litigators have a duty to know how e-discovery works. Upshot: Yes.  It reads in part: Attorney competence related to litigation generally requires, at a minimum, a basic understanding of, and facility with, issues relating to e-discovery, i.e., the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”)… Such competency […]

Do You Know The Financial Health of Your Solo/Small Firm Practice?

Are you paying attention to your solo/small firm finances?  No, seriously.  Be honest.  You don’t have to tell me but you do have to be honest with yourself. Or are you punting, procrastinating, putting it off for another day, avoiding it like the plague, saying you’re going to hire a bookkeeper or your current bookkeeper […]