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Top Competencies a Lawyer Needs to Succeed Today

Top Competencies a Lawyer Needs to Succeed Today

The top 3 competencies or strategies for a lawyer to succeed today are the ability to generate new business, to learn the business of their clients, and networking. The first is an ability to generate new business.  A partner in a law firm is not only someone who knows the law and can do the […]

Staff Infection: Whether your legal secretary is a marketing asset or liability depends mostly on you

Staff Infection: Whether your legal secretary is a marketing asset or liability depends mostly on you

Ken” was having a bad day. Late and unprepared for a hearing that morning, he’d incurred the wrath of the judge, who took it out on Ken’s client. Another client, fed up with Ken’s not returning her calls, had just picked up her file en route to an appointment with her new lawyer. Two thirds […]

The Volunteers of SDVLP:  The $4 million Difference!

The Volunteers of SDVLP: The $4 million Difference!

Marie Rose was just two years old when her mother passed away. The adorable little girl had been brought to San Diego by her mother from Haiti without proper documentation. Now living in the foster care system, the federal government wanted to return Marie Rose to Haiti. A social worker contacted San Diego Volunteer Lawyer […]

Community News – June 2012

Community News – June 2012

San Diego Neutrals, LLC has announced that Michael Briggs, Arbitrator and Mediator, has been appointed to the roster of neutral mediators by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Mr. Briggs has been a premier arbitrator on the panel of neutral arbitrators of FINRA and the American Arbitration Association plus other dispute resolution panels for over […]

Community News – May 2012

Community News – May 2012

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is proud to announce that managing partner, Thomas W. Turner, Jr., has been chosen the 2012 “Law Firm Leader of the Year” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The  success and growth of Procopio under Turner’s leadership has been exponential. His hiring strategy reflects his desire to build and […]

Nice Girls Finish First

Nice Girls Finish First

Karen Frostrom Proves That You Don’t Have To Go To War To Win. When I was 12, the only thing I knew about attorneys was that they were trained to argue well.  That seemed like a skill that I wanted to learn, so I decided to be an attorney.  I changed my mind two years […]

T-Minus 20

T-Minus 20

Terrie Roberts’ 20 Years of Service Skyrockets Her to Candidacy for San Diego Superior Court Judge. As a little girl in 1972, I would watch Perry Mason on TV. He was so cool in court.  Everyone would listen intently to every word he said.  I thought to myself ‘I want to do that.’ I want […]

Security in Specialization

Security in Specialization

Ahern Insurance Brokerage: How much insurance coverage is enough? One of the most important aspects of running a law firm is securing the proper insurance coverage.  Although California does not require mandatory professional liability insurance coverage for law firms and sole practitioners, most in the legal profession will agree such coverage is vital. Since 1997, […]

The PEACEMAKER

The PEACEMAKER

Matthew Argue’s Knack For Reconciling Seemingly Impossible Circumstances Transcends Personal obstacles and brings peace To Clients In 2000, Matthew Argue had what many would consider an enviable law practice.  As partner and head of the construction litigation group at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, he’d begun to reap the efforts of 70 hour work […]

Deductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning

If Problem-Solving and Open Communication Are Beneficial, Then the Benefits Are to Peter Schulz’s Clients and Referring Partners. “I have always been drawn to the thought process one goes through in the practice of law.  It started in college with mathematics, logic and problem- solving.  The deductive reasoning and analysis has always come naturally to […]

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