The past few weeks, my phone has not stopped ringing. I mean that almost literally. It has been hard for my staff to get work done, we’ve had so many calls. I’m actually thinking of making my part-time assistant a full-time offer. Nothing major has changed in the past few weeks. Except for the videos. […]
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I just had the most wonderful personal and professional experience attending the ClioCon2014 conference in Chicago and I wanted to let all of you know that should the opportunity present itself and be within your budget, you should make every opportunity to attend relevant legal and legal tech conferences to help you grow your solo/small […]
We’re very pleased to announce our newest columnist, Joleena Louis, a solo practitioner practicing matrimonial law in New York. Joleena has some great experiences to share about going solo in 2014 and she’ll be sharing them with you. Sometimes you just know. Sometimes you just have to follow your gut and go for it. By […]
At Lawyers Mutual, we regularly see claims involving the “inadvertent client.” This is the acquaintance who stops you at a neighborhood party or the grocery store to ask a question about a legal problem. Based on this brief encounter, the acquaintance believes you are his attorney and will handle everything. You assume it was just […]
A friend, who supervises a number of customer service technicians for a large phone service provider sent me a link to a website I wanted to share with you. The website is called effectcheck.com. It analyses the effect of what you say, in your materials, letters and comments, enabling you to understand how what you […]
I remember after graduating law school I had the opportunity to call the law firm of Day Berry and Howard several times (now Day Pitney) and I was instantly enamored of their phone receptionist. I’m sure every person who called there felt the same way. She had the most incredible and memorable voice and charm […]
Over the years I have tried to encourage solo and small firm lawyers to develop and consistently use a conflict system that tracks all of the information best practices currently dictate. In all honesty, I will admit that I have had limited success in this endeavor. I’ve concluded that I’m just not going to win […]
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 […]
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 […]
LinkedIn is quickly becoming a source of referrals and client acquisition for lawyers. However, as a lawyer, the rules of the game are a little different. Here are a few things to consider: Headline Marketing Tip (and to keep you our of hot water). Many lawyers put “Partner of XYZ Law Firm” in their headline. […]