Posted on January 21, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Continue reading
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Posted on November 21, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the case? Follow these steps before deciding whether to jump in. Continue reading
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Posted on October 31, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It has been clear for some time that cybercrime isn’t an outlier in the spectrum of corporate risk. Yet many organizations have been slow to wake up to that reality, or having awoken, are unsure of what steps to take to manage that risk. Law firms are in the thick of it with nearly half of all firms infected with viruses, spyware, or malware last year. Continue reading
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Posted on October 24, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far behind. Continue reading
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Posted on October 20, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance from your support staff. Continue reading
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Posted on October 15, 2014 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development.
So you want to attend that networking event at the local bar association but you’ve never done this before? Not to worry. Here are five tips to help you survive that first trek into networking.
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