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Coronavirus Cancellations. 7 Tips for Hosting Virtual Meetings.

Coronavirus Cancellations. 7 Tips for Hosting Virtual Meetings.

In the first quarter of 2020, we have experienced an unprecedented change in how we communicate. For many, the preferred method of communication has been in-person. Then, on March 11, 2020, coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Institutions across the globe have temporarily closed, from churches in Rome […]

How to Launch a Law Firm Podcast in 6 Steps

How to Launch a Law Firm Podcast in 6 Steps

If “Podcasts are the New Black for Law Firm Business Development,” as has been argued, there is no time like the present for legal marketers to get en vogue and launch their firm’s audio thought leadership into the arena of ideas. Decision makers are increasingly turning to audio formats … Everywhere you look, research and […]

Treat Your Credibility as Central, Not Peripheral

Treat Your Credibility as Central, Not Peripheral

The lawyer preparing their case likely goes through a long list of, “What will they think about …” questions, relating to the facts, the evidence, the arguments, and the law. Eventually, that attorney might get to the question, “And what will they think about me?” Or, maybe not. I think attorneys tend to think of […]

California Case Summaries. New California Civil Cases.

California Case Summaries. New California Civil Cases.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Evidence Mathews v. Becerra (2019) _ Cal.5th _ , 2019 WL 7176898: The California Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s order sustaining a demurrer, without leave to amend, to plaintiffs’ complaint alleging that the amended and expanded definition of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act’s (CANRA; Stats. 1987, ch. 1459.) term […]

A Heavy Hitter in Plaintiff Law.

A Heavy Hitter in Plaintiff Law.

Finding Success One “Right Thing” at a Time Doing the right thing—whether at the office, in the courtroom, and especially at home—builds credibility. “Credibility is essential in advocacy. A reputation for integrity takes a lifetime to build and only a second to lose,” says Bibianne “Bibi” Fell, founder of Fell Law, PC. Fell, who opened […]

13 Best Practices for Attending Conferences

13 Best Practices for Attending Conferences

It’s the beginning of 2020 and time to start planning your schedule of conferences and networking opportunities! Even when you’re an old hand at attending events, we can always use a refresher on tips for attending events and how to make the most of the networking opportunities they present. Here are some quick tips for […]

20 Steps to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

20 Steps to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

I have been asked by more than one frustrated California employer how to avoid or reduce employment lawsuits. It is not an easy question to answer, as there are many variables that go into generating employment law claims. However, in no particular order, what follows is a list of strategies and steps to consider implementing […]

Structuring Attorney Fees

Structuring Attorney Fees

Your client just received a large jury award or settlement. Your client is satisfied with the outcome and you will be compensated for often years of hard work and out-of-pocket expenses. You can collect your fee as a lump sum, but there is another option: structuring the fee so payments are delayed or spread out […]

Lawyers, Does It Really Matter What Other Law Firms Do?

Lawyers, Does It Really Matter What Other Law Firms Do?

If you truly want your practice or your law firm to grow, there is one question you’re going to have to stop asking and three questions you’re going to need to start asking. I hear this one question regularly. It takes various forms, which I’ll discuss in a bit. It tends to come up every […]

5 Things You Can Do for Yourself and Your Career Ahead of the Coming Economic Tides

5 Things You Can Do for Yourself and Your Career Ahead of the Coming Economic Tides

We have enjoyed the benefits of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history—over 120 months of positive economic growth. Like all expansions, our current one will at some point slow and reverse, though, hopefully, not as precipitously as in 2007‒2008. As we see possible signs of an economic slowdown, what are some of the things […]

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