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Community News – July 2012

Community News – July 2012

Adriana Sanchez and Shannon Erickson, associates with the San Diego office of Best Best & Krieger, gained political asylum, for 25-year old Helen Hailu Berhe, who feared deportation to Eritrea to face incarceration and possibly death for practicing her Pentecostal Christian faith. Berhe left her homeland of Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa, […]

Learning CURVE

Learning CURVE

From Student  To Teacher To Advocate, Daral Mazzarella’s Everyman Education Has Taught Him How To Win Big For Clients. If there’s one thing that Daral Mazzarella wants his clients to know it’s that “I wasn’t always a lawyer.”  No, the Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney never had childhood dreams of trying groundbreaking cases before a jury, wherein […]

An Attorney by Any Other Name

An Attorney by Any Other Name

Bay Mitchell, Esq. Uses Her Tenure As An Attorney To Deliver Huge Victories For Law Firm Clients Through Esquire Deposition Solutions. Bay Mitchell (nee Bay Baniadam) is no stranger to the legal community of San Diego.  A graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Mitchell spent ten years practicing civil litigation at Neil, Dymott, Frank, […]

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

San Diego’s Own Legal Reprographics Grows up To Become Part of DTI, The Nation’s Largest, Privately Held Independent Providers of Discovery Solutions, Facilities Management, And Knowledge Process Services Since 1991, Legal Reprographics has served as San Diego attorneys’ right hand man when it comes to copying, scanning, hosting and electronic discovery. Widely considered the premiere […]

Plot Twist

Plot Twist

Lee Hejmanowski’s expertise in civil litigation leads to a surprising twist. According to the unrivaled expertise of Wikipedia, “a plot twist is a change in the expected direction of outcome of the plot…”  Personally, I’m a huge fan of plot twists, but they don’t come up as often as you might think when I’m interviewing […]

Successful Lawyer Time Management

Successful Lawyer Time Management

A great many lawyers struggle with time management. Many lament the unpredictability of their schedules and the volume of last minute client “emergencies.” Some get so many interruptions during the day that they don’t actually get a good start on their most important projects until after 5:00 pm. They work long hours just to make […]

Power of the Pen

Power of the Pen

Appellate Attorney Martin Buchanan’s Love of The Written Word Empowers Trial Attorneys, Persuades The Courts and Produces Propitious Outcomes for Clients Most attorneys I speak with can talk circles around me… in their sleep.  But when Martin Buchanan, one of California’s most accomplished appellate attorneys, tells me that he is “first and foremost a writer,” […]

One In Three Lawyers Plans To Hire In Third Quarter

One In Three Lawyers Plans To Hire In Third Quarter

Majority of Lawyers Interviewed Optimistic About Business Prospects Nearly one-third (32 percent) of lawyers interviewed for the quarterly Robert Half Legal Hiring Index plan to hire full-time legal staff during the third quarter of 2012, while just two percent anticipate staff reductions. The net 30 percent of respondents projecting an increase in hiring activity is […]

Succession Planning for Law Firms

Succession Planning for Law Firms

For many law firms, Succession planning can often be a backburner activity. Finding the time and resources to create and implement a succession plan can be a challenge for any organization and for most law firms, client needs tend to come first. However, in today’s competitive economy, succession planning should be considered a key management […]

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