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McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Appeals Chango Coffee, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc. (2017) _ Cal. App.5th _, 2017 WL 2302170: The Court of Appeal dismissed defendant’s purported appeal from the trial court’s order denying its renewed petition to compel arbitration under Code of Civil Procedure section 1008(b) because an order denying a renewed motion or […]

Which is Better: eDiscovery in the Cloud, or eDiscovery In a Data Center?

Which is Better: eDiscovery in the Cloud, or eDiscovery In a Data Center?

Which is better, eDiscovery in the cloud, or eDiscovery in a data center? This commonly asked question is actually a false dichotomy—in reality, neither the cloud nor a data center is better, because the cloud is a data center. “The cloud” is often used as a buzzword to give the impression of technological sophistication. Some […]

Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

Why Clients Drive Technology Adoption

Recently, I hired a lawyer. Not only did I have to print and sign an engagement letter, I also had to mail a check and manually complete a form that was then transferred to a Word document, which I then had to sign by hand. Compared to my interaction with almost any other business, I […]

The Bright Line Between Marketing and Sales

The Bright Line Between Marketing and Sales

These days in the legal world, you don’t hear the terms “marketing” and “sales” very often. “Marketing” lost its luster during the severe cutbacks in law firms’ marketing communications programs during the recession. Firms lost their appetite for big investments that would take a long time to pay off (at least visibly) because they faced […]

Learning to Learn

Learning to Learn

Many lawyers struggle to learn business development skills, in no small part because they don’t embrace the need to get better at it. Oh, sure, they say all the right things, but when it comes down to setting aside time (and sometimes money) and committing to learning, applying, getting feedback, and practicing, they have lots […]

Creative Price Negotiation

Creative Price Negotiation

Most lawyers struggle with negotiating pricing with prospects and clients. Part of this is the product of lawyers’ personalities, which are generally conflict-averse. Part of this is based on the fear that inartful price discussions could cause them to overplay their hand and lose the business. However, a large part comes from having a singular […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Attorneys (Anti-SLAPP) Barry v. State Bar of California (2017) _ Cal.5th _, 2017 WL 56342: The California Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeal holding that, in the absence of subject matter jurisdiction, the trial court had no power to hear or decide an anti-SLAPP motion to strike under […]

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 […]

REAL LIFE SUPERMAN

REAL LIFE SUPERMAN

When it Comes to Fighting for Victims of Justice, Eric Dubin is Fearless, Focused and Full of Heart Eric Dubin is no stranger to the spotlight. As the man who finally proved that celebrity Robert Blake was indeed responsible for the death of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley, Dubin permanently solidified his legacy as one […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Appeal Hjelm v. Prometheus (2016) _ Cal.App.4th _ , 2016 WL 5815768: The Court of Appeal affirmed a jury verdict awarding plaintiffs economic damages of $11,652 and non-economic damages of $60,000, and an attorney fee award of $326,475.00, in an action by tenants for damages caused by a bedbug infestation and a […]

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