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Duty of Care and Standard of Care Revisited

Duty of Care and Standard of Care Revisited

In my files of memorable products liability cases, there is one that, as an expert witness, I often cite anecdotally as the most profound example of inappropriate standard of care by a defendant company. The plaintiff had purchased an inexpensive residential box fan. The brand name may be a familiar one, although the manufacturing facility […]

Why Smart Law Firms Are Hiring Salespeople!

Why Smart Law Firms Are Hiring Salespeople!

Sales is not something that most lawyers think about, even though they are probably out there selling almost every single day. There just hasn’t ever been a role for sales in the traditional legal business model. But that may be starting to change. Legal services are becoming increasingly commoditized, and law firms are waking up […]

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

At many law firms, client intake is a disjointed process of back and forth calls and emails, and manual paperwork. The process can be arduous for both clients and staff. Worst of all, poor organization can expose law firms to liability when mistakes are made and result in lost business when things slip through the […]

Zero $ Investment: Fast Lane for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Zero $ Investment: Fast Lane for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Why remain invisible to nearly 550+ million LinkedIn professionals? LinkedIn, recently acquired by Microsoft, has grown dramatically from its nascent beginnings to attract professionals from many business categories. It’s a virtual fast lane, outpacing Facebook in relative percentage growth in professional users. There are 5 million professionals in your California geography and one might be […]

Don’t Rob Your Prospects of Their Scarcest Resource. And What Not to Say When Marketing.

Don’t Rob Your Prospects of Their Scarcest Resource. And What Not to Say When Marketing.

Ever notice how many people want to steal your scarcest resource? They crave a piece of your time—often for their own benefit. But this theft isn’t only limited to people … each day hundreds of marketing messages attempt to rob you of your time, too. So how do you decide where to direct your attention? […]

Ethical Issues in Using Social Media

Ethical Issues in Using Social Media

Why should lawyers care about social media, and whether they are using it ethically? Obviously, lawyers should be concerned about compliance with ethical requirements in everything they do, but there may be some hidden ethical pitfalls in the use of social media about which they need to be aware, both on behalf of themselves and […]

14 Marketing Misconceptions That Cost Lawyers A Fortune

14 Marketing Misconceptions That Cost Lawyers A Fortune

1. You must have a huge, expensive website and blog to attract desirable cases and compete head-on with other lawyers. Wrong! If you want a formal, corporate-looking website for all the world to see, fine. But please don’t think you must compete in this arena. Every week I get calls from lawyers who are unhappy […]

What’s New in Structured Settlements? A Lot!

What’s New in Structured Settlements? A Lot!

Structured settlements became a popular alternative to lump sum settlements in the 1970s. In 1982, Congress adopted special tax rules that encouraged the use of structured settlements for personal injury victims and their families. Since then, little has changed in the industry—until recently. What used to be an industry with narrow parameters, now offers much […]

What Makes Your Firm Stand Out?

What Makes Your Firm Stand Out?

Tell us if you’ve met this guy before: John Smith is a personal injury attorney who handles car accident cases, slip-and-fall claims, and wrongful death cases. He has years of experience and has been named a Super Lawyer. He also offers free initial consultations. Does this describe every personal injury lawyer you know? If you […]

Tips for the Well- Dressed (Male) Lawyer

Tips for the Well- Dressed (Male) Lawyer

Every new parent knows there are far more clothing options for baby girls than baby boys. While selections have improved in the past decade or so, it can still be a struggle to find outfits for the little gents that aren’t emblazoned with footballs or baseballs, or that aren’t blue, blue and blue. Fast-forward into […]

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