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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 […]

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity.Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need.

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity.Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need.

Many lawyers spend thousands of dollars on complex marketing plans. But then, often, other priorities seize their attention and their marketing plans gather dust. Here’s the marketing plan I use for my clients. Step 1 Identify the niche you want to fill and the services you want to market. When prospects hear your name, you […]

A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Anthony Dunne & 619 DIVORCE Stay on Top of Emerging Fields of Family Law “When I was 15 years old I was asked by my guidance counselor what I wanted to do for a living. I answered: trial lawyer,” says Anthony (Tony) Dunne, Managing Partner and Trial Attorney at Dunne & Dunne, LLP, and 619 […]

Challenges and Adjustments in a Merger

Challenges and Adjustments in a Merger

There is a drama that is acted out every day on the stages of hundreds of law firms throughout the world. Firm A, which may have been a local, regional or even national firm, has recently merged into (read “acquired by”) Firm B, a larger national or international firm and the partners from Firm A […]

How to Move Forward with Good Plans… Instead of Waiting for Perfection

How to Move Forward with Good Plans… Instead of Waiting for Perfection

Being a perfectionist can be an asset as a lawyer. It’s VERY important for you to get the details right when working on a client matter or appearing in court. But in other ways, being a perfectionist can actually hold you back. Especially when it comes to business development. Being a perfectionist can keep you from making progress with plans that are […]

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