Posted on December 5, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first steps you should take. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Topics, New Lawyers, Public Law | Tagged: administrative action, administrative hearing, defending in administrative action, license discipline, loss of benefits | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 30, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention assignment agreements as a condition of their employment. Here are some tips for drafting these agreements for the employer’s maximum protection. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: confidentiality agreement, employees, employers, employmen, invention assignment agreement, trade secrets | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 28, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not to litigate it. Or a settlement may have tax consequences for the client, but you won’t be giving tax advice. Be fair to the client and protect yourself by stating any excluded services in your fee agreement. Continue reading
Filed under: New Lawyers, Practice of Law | Tagged: attorney-client relationship, fee agreement, retainer agreement, scope of services, tax advice | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 21, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Business records aren’t just text documents—they often include videos and other images that are digitally stored. Getting printouts of these images into evidence is just like any other business record evidence, but showing authenticity may require some tech knowledge. Continue reading
Filed under: Evidence, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: admissibility, admitting evidence at trial, authenticity, business records exception, electronic evidence, hearsay, trial attorney, trial evidence | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 18, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When you draft a contract, your goal is to state the terms and conditions of the parties’ agreement clearly and completely, using as few words as will accomplish the job. Follow these five principles and you’ll be well on your way to meeting this goal. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics, New Lawyers | Tagged: attorneys, contract drafting, contract principles, writing a contract | 3 Comments »