Posted on May 15, 2015 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade secrets, networking, and using social media to develop business.
When you first pass the bar, you deal with basic issues such as how to draft legal documents, please your supervising attorney, and properly bill clients. Initially, these issues are enough of a struggle, but a few years into your law practice, you’re ready to take your legal career to the next level. Continue reading
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Posted on May 8, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Not every attorney is suited to solo practice. But if you are, it can be a very fulfilling and profitable way to practice law. Do you have the personal attributes needed to open your own practice? Continue reading
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Posted on April 27, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
An an attorney and an officer of the court, you sometimes have competing duties: to represent your clients zealously and to maintain respect for the court. When it comes to a disagreeable court ruling, you’ll need to make your strongest argument while remaining respectful to the judge. The key is to argue without arguing. Continue reading
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Posted on April 10, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
One of the key components of the opening phase of a negotiation is articulating your client’s intentions, needs, and hopes regarding a settlement. You can strongly assert your client’s point of view in a way that also fosters an atmosphere conducive to settlement. Continue reading
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Posted on February 18, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Do you feel like you learned a lot about contract law in law school, but very little on how to actually draft one? You’re not alone. Check out these principles of contract structure and organization, and you’ll have no problem drafting your next contract. Continue reading
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Posted on February 2, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Common scenario: a client comes to you for help in collecting a consumer debt. You should start off by demanding payment on your client’s behalf, and then evaluate any response you get. Continue reading
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