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Community News – January 2017

Community News – January 2017

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel is pleased to announce Robert Allenby, Candace Carroll, Jonathan Dabbieri, Jim Drummond, Tim Earl, John Engel, Jim Hill, Jeff Lewin, Joe Marshall, Don Rez, and Gary Rudolph have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as 2017 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorneys. Martindale-Hubbell® is recognized as the preeminent objective attorney rating […]

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 […]

Leveraging Offline Activities to Boost Your Firm's Online Results

Leveraging Offline Activities to Boost Your Firm’s Online Results

It’s no secret that having a strong online marketing strategy is essential for any law firm these days. What many lawyers need to know, though, is how you can leverage your offline activities to give you a leg up online. As an active professional and dedicated member of your community, you are likely already involved […]

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

Last month, I participated on a panel at the 2016 Futures Conference. My assigned task was to discuss whether the billable hour would finally be dead by 2026. That got me thinking about the future event that would mark the passing of the billable hour as we know it. Would there be a final hourly […]

Why Are You at the Office Until 10 p.m.?

Why Are You at the Office Until 10 p.m.?

The early days of my legal career at a big firm involved lots of late nights at the office. It seemed like I was routinely getting home around 11 p.m.—often later. It was a busy time, so late nights were required. But not always. Looking back, staying late all the time could have been avoided. […]

Why Is Your Law Firm Getting Clicks but No Cases?

Why Is Your Law Firm Getting Clicks but No Cases?

It’s a common story. Your firm has invested in its website and digital marketing efforts, either in-house or with a vendor. Reports show an increase in visibility, traffic, clicks, impressions, and other metrics, but you can’t attribute much, or any, new business to your online marketing. There is a serious issue with the lack of […]

Five Easy Ways to Create a Healthy, Less-Stressed Workplace

Five Easy Ways to Create a Healthy, Less-Stressed Workplace

Stress is a natural part of any good lawyer’s life. Recently, however, it’s been a bit much, no? Little wonder that soothing GIF that helps sync your breathing has gone viral again. And it works, for a while. But, between baseball, the U.S. elections, end-of-year deadlines and the impending holiday onslaught, you may need more […]

Community News – December 2016

Community News – December 2016

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that 27 associates have been elected to the partnership and 28 associates have been promoted to the role of counsel, effective January 1, 2017. The group includes lawyers from across the firm’s five departments who are based in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, […]

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