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The Lateral Attorney Transition Two Tips To Make Your Next Hire a Good One

The Lateral Attorney Transition Two Tips To Make Your Next Hire a Good One

Anyone in the legal community knows that a popular method for growing business is to acquire laterals— successful attorneys who already have built a significant book of business. The idea is simple and straightforward: find a lawyer or group of lawyers with millions in business and acquire the business they control. This is a proven […]

California Case Summaries ADR™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

California Case Summaries ADR™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Arbitration Uber Technologies v. Google (2018) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2018 WL 4658745: The Court of Appeal reversed the superior court’s discovery order (in favor of Uber) that overruled an arbitration panel’s discovery order (in favor of Google). The case arose from an arbitration proceeding by Google against its former employees […]

How and Why to Start and Market Your Own Non-Profit Organization

How and Why to Start and Market Your Own Non-Profit Organization

Here’s one of the best-kept secrets in lawyer marketing. Few attorneys take advantage of it. But those who actively pursue it can gain significant competitive advantages most attorneys only dream about. Plus, they provide much-needed help to people in their community. If you see lawyers making key contacts by working in non-profit organizations—and if competing […]

Do Not Overspend On Law Firm Office Space

Do Not Overspend On Law Firm Office Space

When lawyers are selecting office space for their law office, the decision is often very difficult. For most lawyers, they want office space that sends a message. They want office space that is going to impress and attract clients. They want to feel great when they are sitting in their shiny office. At the same […]

Speaking the Language of Real Estate, Business and the Law

Speaking the Language of Real Estate, Business and the Law

The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson Robert P. Robinson, Esq. always wanted to lead his own legal team and firm, but early on realized that at the age of 25 with no law experience hanging out a shingle would be at best […]

The Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking

The Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking

A few years ago, a meme that I found hilarious circulated the internet. It read “Introverts of the world unite! Separately. In your own homes.” That meme is both true and not true, and maybe that’s why it is funny. It is true because introverts tend not to like large group activities, but it is […]

Finding the Best Answer to “What’s Next” in Business Transition Planning

Finding the Best Answer to “What’s Next” in Business Transition Planning

At some point in the natural life cycle of a closely held company, self-made entrepreneurs find themselves contemplating what’s next. For many, there’s a two-way magnet in play. The business has been central to their lives, and it is human nature to be drawn to what’s known and proven. Yet the magnet also pulls toward […]

California Case Summaries Civil™. Organized Succinct Summaries of New Civil Cases.

California Case Summaries Civil™. Organized Succinct Summaries of New Civil Cases.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Civil Code National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. v. State of California (2018) _ Cal.App.5th _, 2018 WL 3150950: The California Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeal finding that Penal Code section 31910(b)(7)(A) was unenforceable under Civil Code section 3531 because compliance with the Penal Code section was impossible. […]

Unlocking the Talents of the Millennial Lawyer

Unlocking the Talents of the Millennial Lawyer

“What can I do to convince you to stay?” So asked a senior partner during a long lunch in which he employed every trick of the Socratic method to try to make me reconsider leaving his firm. You see, a few hours earlier, I had just delivered notice of my imminent move to a new […]

Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 and Beyond

Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 and Beyond

If you have seen a slump in your recent marketing efforts, you need to evaluate what you are doing wrong and what you are doing right. As the first quarter of 2018 ends, you should have a good idea of how your marketing efforts are playing out and readjust as needed. While the number of […]

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