Attorney fees awarded to a disability discrimination plaintiff could be reduced because of the inexperience of her lawyer at the inception of the lawsuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a 20 percent fee cut.
Last month, Ohio became the first state to give the green light to lawyers sending text messages to solicit prospective clients.
But at least one expert says it makes no sense to treat text message advertisements differently from a lawyer making a direct phone call solicitation, which is universally deemed a violation of professional rules of conduct.
If you, like many of your colleagues, have stocked your practice with clients that aren’t a good fit, you’ll spend much of your career feeling frustrated, unappreciated and resentful. What’s more, you’ll never realize your income potential or find real satisfaction in your chosen career. Our research with many lawyers over many years shows that if you applied the Pareto Principle, also known as the “80/20 rule,” to your client base, you would probably find that 80 percent of your income comes from 20 to 40 percent of your clients. The Pareto Principle applies again because this small, quiet 20 percent that can generate up to 80 percent of your revenue only takes up about 20 to 40 percent of your time as well.
A Connecticut law firm could be sued in Arizona state court based on its alleged negligence in analyzing the legality of a tax shelter considered by an Arizona client, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Ever-evolving and constantly growing, electronic discovery presents a variety of challenges for litigators.
A Connecticut law firm subjected itself to being sued in Arizona courts when it accepted a $50,000 fee for issuing an opinion letter supporting a tax shelter being considered by an Arizona resident.
An attorney could not retain a person’s passport in order to ensure that he was paid the remainder of his fee, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled.
The Colorado Supreme Court decided yesterday that an attorney could not hold onto a person’s U.S. passport in order to ensure that he was paid the remainder of his fees.
An attorney suspended for misconduct related to a client’s estate made a sufficient showing of his rehabilitation for reinstatement to the practice of law, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled.