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A Family’s Fight for Justice

A Family’s Fight for Justice

Easton & Easton, LLP has made the pursuit of justice for victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death a family affair. When Doug Easton—patriarch of the Easton family and founder of Costa Mesa-based Easton & Easton, LLP (formerly the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton)—was just 10 years old, he discovered he wanted to […]

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO A LAW FIRM’S AGING RECEIVABLES

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO A LAW FIRM’S AGING RECEIVABLES

When it comes to managing their receivables, many firms tend to regard this as an aspect of financial management. It is, after all, about money; you can touch and feel the dollars. However, receivables management is just as much a function of practice management. It is not just about numbers. Behind most receivables more than […]

Staff Infection. Whether your legal secretary is a marketing asset or liability depends mostly on you

Staff Infection. Whether your legal secretary is a marketing asset or liability depends mostly on you

“Ken” was having a bad day. Late and unprepared for a hearing that morning, he’d incurred the wrath of the judge, who took it out on Ken’s client. Another client, fed up with Ken’s not returning her calls, had just picked up her file en route to an appointment with her new lawyer. Two-thirds of […]

PREVENTING PARTNERSHIP IMPLOSIONS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

PREVENTING PARTNERSHIP IMPLOSIONS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

TO OUTSIDERS, LAW FIRM PARTNERSHIPS MAY APPEAR SUCCESSFUL AND WELL-RUN BY A UNITED LEADERSHIP TEAM. INSIDE, HOWEVER, THE TRUE STORY COULD BE WORLDS APART FROM PERCEPTIONS. All too often, we hear about law firms in the midst of highly emotional, extremely costly disputes or dissolutions. Many implode despite the partners’ prior individual and joint successes, […]

Top Competencies a Lawyer Needs to Succeed Today

Top Competencies a Lawyer Needs to Succeed Today

THE TOP 3 COMPETENCIES OR STRATEGIES FOR A LAWYER TO SUCCEED TODAY ARE THE ABILITY TO GENERATE NEW BUSINESS, TO LEARN THE BUSINESS OF THEIR CLIENTS, AND NETWORKING. The first is an ability to generate new business. A partner in a law firm is not only someone who knows the law and can do the […]

Low Batting Average? Or Too Few At-Bats?

Low Batting Average? Or Too Few At-Bats?

Major League Baseball’s post-season is a good prompt to take another look at your business development with an eye to making sure your efforts and investments are directed to solving the right problem. There are only two core causes of disappointing results: Too few hits (low batting average) Too few at-bats Which of these constrains […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert

McIntyre’s Civil Alert

U.S. SUPREME COURT Civil Rights Johnson v. City of Shelby, Mississippi _ U.S. _ (2014): The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the summary judgment in a case by police officers alleging violation of their due process rights. No heightened pleading rule requires plaintiffs seeking damages for violations of constitutional rights to invoke 42 U.S.C. §1983 expressly […]

Community News – January 2015

Community News – January 2015

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that the law firm has been named 2015 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor & Employment Litigation by U.S. News—Best Lawyers. The firm also received “First-Tier Rankings” for its Employment and Labor Law practices. Additionally, 21 of the firm’s offices received “Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings” for Employment Law, Labor […]

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