Improving your law firm’s efficiency is more important than ever, and a good place to streamline is with your support staff.
A hefty legal malpractice verdict in 2012 reminded attorneys to beware of “accidental clients.”
A jury ordered Holland & Knight to pay $34.5 million to two investors who believed the firm was representing them in forming a business entity with a third investor; the law firm claimed it represented only the business entity, not the individuals.
There are a number of ways cloud computing can benefit a solo or a small firm legal practice.
The biggest advantage, said Jack Newton, president of Clio, a web-based practice management system based in Vancouver, Canada, is that “cloud computing allows lawyers to focus on being a lawyer rather than being an IT person.”
Given the current explosion of social media use, it’s more important than ever for lawyers and their firms to be part of the conversation.
WASHINGTON – Few pieces of legislation will have a more wide-ranging effect on the practice of law in 2013 and beyond than the Affordable Care Act.
Practice management apps for smartphones and other portable devices make it increasingly easier for lawyers to practice on-the-go.
Many lawyers and law firms are seeking the benefits of entering into Of Counsel relationships without paying enough attention to the potential risks.
WASHINGTON – There are plenty of big cases on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, dealing with issues ranging from search and seizure standards to affirmative action.
But the case that litigators will be watching most closely, although it may not grab as many headlines, considers a crucial question: Must plaintiffs seeking to certify a class action first prove that class-wide damages can be awarded, and if so, what evidence must they proffer?
Trial lawyers keep finding new ways, some expected and others surprising, to put the iPad to work in all aspects of litigation.
Data tabulated by the salary research site Payscale.com show that San Francisco and Dallas have the highest median pay for “mid-career” lawyers with 10-15 years of experience: $157,000 in San Francisco and $141,000 in Dallas.