Posted on August 24, 2016 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our readers after our first installment.
So you’ve decided it’s time to make a change in your practice area, but change can be hard and you still have a lot of work to do. You’re not alone! Here are responses to questions we got from your colleagues in the same boat. Continue reading
Filed under: Practice of Law | Tagged: area of law, changing law practice, law career, law practice, legal practice area, transitioning lawyer | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 22, 2016 by Khanh Tran
According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a client’s situation if he or she says a family member may resort to violence. One way to protect your client is to seek a gun violence restraining order.
Filed under: Criminal Law, Elder Law, Family Law, Real Property Law | Tagged: domestic violence, firearms, gun violence restraining order, guns, restraining order | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 19, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Whenever you represent multiple clients on the same subject matter, there are confidentiality issues that can come up—and trip you up. Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Ethics, Practice of Law | Tagged: attorney-client privilege, attorney-client relationship, confidentiality, conflict of interest, multiple clients | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 17, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Producing electronic data in discovery can be complicated by format issues: How do you determine which format to use? Continue reading
Filed under: Civil Litigation, Discovery | Tagged: document production, e-data, e-discovery, electronic discovery, ESI, file format | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 15, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Your client has just been named conservator over someone suffering from dementia as well as over his or her estate. There will be much to do, but some first steps should be taken right away. Continue reading
Filed under: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Legal Topics | Tagged: conservator, conservatorship, dementia, elder care, incapactity | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 15, 2016 by Khanh Tran
Given the increasingly digital landscape
of today’s economy, the most valuable asset for many businesses is their computer data. According to a 2015 study, the average cost of a data breach for small businesses is about $38,000 in hard costs and can total upwards of $55,000. Yet many businesses opt only for traditional property insurance policies. This could be a big problem for your client’s small business.
Filed under: Business Law, Real Property Law | Tagged: business, cybersecurity, insurance | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 12, 2016 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Your approach to cross-examination will vary depending on the “type” of witness being examined, e.g., the hostile witness, the flippant witness, the timid witness, or the sympathetic and truthful witness. But regardless of which type you’re dealing with—which can even change during your examination—there are some universal principles of cross-examination that apply in any situation. Continue reading
Filed under: Evidence, Legal Topics, Litigation Strategy, Trial Strategy | Tagged: cross-examination, evidence, examining a witness, questioning a witness, trial, witness | 2 Comments »