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PROTECTING CLIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY LIABILITY When Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring

PROTECTING CLIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY LIABILITY When Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring

TODAY, virtually all companies use social media as a tool to attract, recruit and hire employees. Unfortunately, many organizations also are using social media in a way that can draw a potential lawsuit. As counsel for these companies, the key is to step in and make corrections in procedures and practices before suits are filed. […]

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SAY “NO”

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SAY “NO”

The Managing Partner of one of our clients recently said to me, “The hardest thing in the world for most lawyers is to decline an opportunity for increased business, even when it’s because of a conflict or a question of ethics.” There’s obviously no question about having to say “no” in those situations. But there […]

Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Your Fees

Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Your Fees

As part of your law firm’s strategy, you want (ideally) to align your pricing methods, metrics and communications with your clients’ value proposition. That, of course, is easier said than done. Most firms struggle to achieve the delicate balance between the rates they need to charge and the rates clients are willing to pay. And […]

STRATEGIC PLANNING for Small Law Firms

STRATEGIC PLANNING for Small Law Firms

Pressed for time and averse to business jargon, solos and small law firms may be overlooking benefits of strategic planning that include more and better business over the long term. If a small law firm is perfectly happy with its current status and future outlook, then it does not need a strategic plan. But really, […]

Community News – March 2015

Community News – March 2015

Hittelman Law Group has changed its name to Hittelman Strunk Law Group, LLP as of January 1, 2015. According to Partner Steven G. Hittelman, “After several years of unparalleled success for our clients, I am proud to announce that we are changing our name to give my partner, Kerri L. Strunk, CFLS, the recognition she rightfully deserves in our firm name. We will continue to provide […]

LEADERSHIP in ACTION

LEADERSHIP in ACTION

Natural born leader Ashleigh Aitken, President of the Orange County Bar Association, uses her law degree to serve others in the courtroom and the community “My philosophy is that no matter what career path you choose, follow your values and find a way to use your talents to leave others in a better place. While I didn’t […]

THE ATTORNEY FOR ATTORNEYS IN TROUBLE WITH THE BAR

THE ATTORNEY FOR ATTORNEYS IN TROUBLE WITH THE BAR

Legal Ethics Defense Attorney Anthony Radogna Uses His Previous Experience as an Investigator with the State Bar to Help Attorneys through State Bar Complaints, Investigations, Trials and Appeals. “Attorneys aren’t always willing to talk to one another when they find out they are being investigated by the State Bar,” says Anthony Radogna Esq., LL.M. “The natural reaction […]

WHY A QDRO IS NEEDED AND COMMON PITFALLS AWAITING THE UNWARY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

WHY A QDRO IS NEEDED AND COMMON PITFALLS AWAITING THE UNWARY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

In most cases, a married couple’s wealth is typically measured by their home, automobile, and pension assets. Because homes and automobiles are generally encumbered, a couple’s pension is often the single most important marital asset. As the divorce rate continues to rise, so does the concern about the proper division of marital property. As a […]

Understanding People’s Natural Fears

Understanding People’s Natural Fears

Think for a moment about what the greatest enemy is to the process of helping people decide to use your legal services. What is it that jumps in and brings presentations that were previously sailing smoothly along to a screeching halt? You may think it’s the financial aspects of your offering. Perhaps you think it’s […]

UNDERSTANDING & WORKING WITH ANXIETY

UNDERSTANDING & WORKING WITH ANXIETY

Face it: anxiety is a part of your life. As lawyers, we are constantly pressured to deliver results for our boss, opposing counsel, the court, and most importantly, our clients. Regardless what can be controlled, we are expected to foresee what could go wrong with every correspondence, motion, hearing, email, settlement agreement, and contract. It […]

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