INNOVATION, INSPIRATION & COLLABORATION: RJS LAW Partners with USD to Form the USD School of Law-RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute... 5 Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm: When I graduated from law school in 2010, legal jobs were hard to find. After a brief... Seven Steps to Productive Meetings: Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. Try, for example,... Making Clients’ Lives Easier: Lawyers have a lot of questions about how to develop new business. Once they start... 5 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture: Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can... What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession: This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As in all... Community News – January 2017: Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel is pleased to announce Robert Allenby, Candace... Up To The Challenge: Complexities and Complications Inherent in Medical Malpractice Cases Are No Match for... ADVOCACY FOR THE EXPLOITED: Jean-Claude Lapuyade is fixated on delivering results for clients wronged via... McIntyre’s Civil Alert: Organized Succinct Summaries - CALIFORNIA COURTSOF APPEAL - Attorneys - Walker v. Apple,...
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INNOVATION, INSPIRATION & COLLABORATION

RJS LAW Partners with USD to Form the USD School of Law-RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute to Educate and Empower Tax Professionals While Strengthening Tax Communities Throughout Southern California When Ronson, “Ronnie” Shamoun launched RJS LAW in 2003, he had two primary objectives. He was first determined to make a difference in the lives of individuals […]

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm

When I graduated from law school in 2010, legal jobs were hard to find. After a brief stint as a staff attorney, I wasn’t optimistic about finding a job that would fulfill the dreams that led me to law school in the first place. So, I started my own law firm with a law school […]

Seven Steps to Productive Meetings

Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. Try, for example, adding up the loaded employee cost of a simple weekly status meeting. Your answer will make it immediately clear why meetings need to be highly productive to justify the expense. EFFECTIVE MEETING ELEMENTS Let’s focus on the components of a meeting, […]

Making Clients’ Lives Easier

Lawyers have a lot of questions about how to develop new business. Once they start working with a client, however, the question often becomes, “How can I expand the business?” The simple fact is that clients want to work with lawyers who “get” them—lawyers who understand how, as a client, I like things done, who […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless of size. One reason is that the billable hour limits and even stifles collaboration. (Collaboration? It’s not something lawyers […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As in all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many sources—law firms, other providers of legal services, legal departments, surveys and the legal and general press. It is also the […]

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  • Up To The Challenge

    Up To The Challenge

    Complexities and Complications Inherent in Medical Malpractice Cases Are No Match for Chihak & Martel Partner Amy Rose Martel “My mom worked as a paralegal for a plaintiff’s medical malpractice lawyer in Orange County, when I was growing up. She would tell me about the cases that they were working on and I was always […]

  • ADVOCACY FOR THE EXPLOITED

    ADVOCACY FOR THE EXPLOITED

    Jean-Claude Lapuyade is fixated on delivering results for clients wronged via construction defects, aggrieved wages and hourly employees, and low-income individuals who fall victim to unlawful housing practices. “I like the challenge of complex multi-party litigation and class action litigation. I know it sounds cliché, but I love the fact that what I do every […]

  • McIntyre’s Civil Alert

    McIntyre’s Civil Alert

    Organized Succinct Summaries CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Attorneys Walker v. Apple, Inc. (2016) _ Cal.App.4th _ , 2016 WL 5404080: In a putative class action by plaintiffs against their former employer, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order disqualifying plaintiffs’ counsel Hogue & Belong (the Firm). Automatic disqualification was required on the basis the […]

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