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Lawyer Claims Ignorance Over 7 Year Old Suspension, Loses

After being suspended for 7 years and not even knowing it, a New York attorney is fighting a rather steep uphill battle to get […]

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  6 April 2018
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Firm Disqualified for Conflict, Remarks to Newspaper

Note to self: Don’t criticize a client in the press. Second note to self: Do a better conflict-check next time. That’s the sticky-note version […]

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  5 April 2018
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Tips to Get Client Referrals Without Seeming Desperate

Did you ever ask someone for a favor, then wait a long, pregnant moment when you just knew Rosemary’s baby was going to appear? […]

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  4 April 2018
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Pros and Cons of Pleading in the Alternative

Pleading in the alternative has long been an accepted practice for both plaintiffs and defendants. Although courts may be quick to knock out causes […]

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  4 April 2018
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Lawyers: Don’t Tell Bad Judges They’re Bad

Words to the wise: don’t tell bad judges they’re bad. It’s like bringing a knife to a gunfight. It’s not going to end well, […]

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  3 April 2018
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What to Do If You Can’t Depose Your Opponent

With few exceptions, everybody is subject to being deposed. Even the President of the United States is not above lawful discovery, as President Trump […]

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  3 April 2018
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Anger in the Court: How to Keep Calm and Litigate On

For trial attorneys and litigators, losing your cool in the courtroom is highly inadvisable. As we learned from Tom Cruise in 1992, as well […]

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  2 April 2018
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Should Your Firm Nix Facebook From Lawyer Marketing Plan?

Should your law firm nix its Facebook account? “It’s a very good question,” which is what professors often say when they don’t have a […]

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  2 April 2018
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New Business Models for Law Firms

‘Horseback Law’ is probably not what you think it is. It is not equine law, where lawyers specialize in all things horse-like. “Horseback Law” […]

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  30 March 2018
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Can You Bill Clients in 15 Minute Increments? Wyoming Court Says Yes

A recent decision of the Wyoming Supreme Court upheld a law firm’s billing practice of using 15 minute increments. The court held that barring […]

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  29 March 2018
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