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Community News-January 2014

Community News-January 2014

Juanita R. Brooks, a principal in Fish & Richardson’s IP Litigation Group, was named a “2013 Intellectual Property MVP” by Law360. Brooks was one of only 10 attorneys selected for the “IP MVP” award, which honors the top players in the legal industry for their exceptional work. According to Law360, “in one of the year’s […]

Desire, Creativity & Big Firm Resources

Desire, Creativity & Big Firm Resources

Our firm was founded on the principle that justice for injured people is more important than insurance company profits. Justice with a discount is no justice at all,” says John Carpenter, partner with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, one of California’s largest law firms exclusively dedicated to the representation of injured people. This guiding principle has […]

Mediator of the Month

Mediator of the Month

“I like the idea of reinvention,” says Jeffrey Joseph, founder of Joseph Mediations. Yet for Joseph, whose legal career began more than 40 years ago, the move to full-time mediator in 2012 wasn’t part of a plan he had conceived of decades ago. Instead, it was the result of a natural evolution of his experience. […]

Rising Star of the Month

Rising Star of the Month

Fierce Passion Leads to Success “I believe that if you work hard enough that you will succeed. I hear people—all the time—saying that they hate their jobs and that ‘work is not supposed to be fun.’ I don’t ever see it like that. We live in a world where we are in control of our […]

Professional Profile

Professional Profile

Endorsed by the San Diego County Bar Association, LawPay Introduces New Services for the New Year. “It is critical for attorneys to handle credit card transactions between their trust and operating accounts correctly,” says Amy Porter, CEO of Austin, TX-based LawPay. “Why would any attorney gamble with their trust account by using a service not […]

McIntyre's California Civil Law Update

McIntyre’s California Civil Law Update

9th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL Arbitration Chavarria v. Ralphs Grocery Company _ F.3d _ (9th Cir. 2013): The Court of Appeal affirmed the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a class action alleging violation of the California Labor Code and Business and Professions Code sections 17200 et seq. The district court […]

A Collection Policy to Avoid Write-Downs

A Collection Policy to Avoid Write-Downs

A firm’s realization rate is fundamental to “The Business of Law.” Realization is simply the percentage of what is billed that is actually collected, and in today’s economy, low realization remains the biggest financial problem for most lawyers. A 95 percent realization rate means that, even as the firm pays expenses at 100 cents on […]

5 Reasons Why Lawyers Can No Longer Ignore Web Video

5 Reasons Why Lawyers Can No Longer Ignore Web Video

Traditionally, referrals have always been the most important means of new lead generation for lawyers. However, in the last few years, there has been a significant shift in the way consumers search for legal help. Of course, a substantial share of new business is still generated through referrals. However, consumers are now doing their homework […]

Professional Profile

Professional Profile

Less Is More When it comes to E-Discovery and Document Management, Invendica’s customizable software is by design simple, yet powerful. “We have a strong belief that today’s software is being over- complicated,” says Eddy Borysewicz, founder of Invendica, a San Diego-based online document management company, specializing in creating custom software for law firms since 2006. […]

A General Understanding of California's Elder Abuse Act

A General Understanding of California’s Elder Abuse Act

Although California’s Elder Abuse Act has been in existence since 1991, this body of law is still misunderstood and often misused by many. Indeed, many practitioners fail to recognize the intricacies that surround a claim for elder abuse/neglect, the biggest misconceptions usually being the statutes that relate to such a claim (or related claims, such […]

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