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Taking Charge in the Courtroom and the Community

Taking Charge in the Courtroom and the Community

Gomez Trial Attorneys Deborah Dixon and Allison Worden have emerged as pioneers in unique practice areas for the renowned plaintiff’s firm, all the while standing as beacons of leadership in the San Diego legal community. GOMEZ TRIAL ATTORNEYS is unquestionably one of the most recognized and renowned personal injury firms in Southern California. However, due […]

WHAT 95% OF LAW FIRMS ARE DOING WRONG (AND HOW YOU CAN FIX IT)

WHAT 95% OF LAW FIRMS ARE DOING WRONG (AND HOW YOU CAN FIX IT)

We have been doing a lot of secret shopper calls recently. Each time we do an event—like our monthly Rainmaker Retreat—we have attorneys who say or think “my firm is different,” so we decided to put that excuse to rest by calling firms and secret shopping them and then reporting our findings. Unfortunately, we’ve found […]

Protecting Your Client’s Trade Secrets

Protecting Your Client’s Trade Secrets

When you visit a client’s facility, did you ever wonder why you are required to sign in and agree to keep all information seen or heard during your visit confidential? In many cases, that confidentiality agreement is put in place to allow your client to maintain trade secret protection for their valuable information. Sophisticated clients […]

CHARISMA What Is It? What Will It Do for You?

CHARISMA What Is It? What Will It Do for You?

Charisma is easy to spot but hard to describe. Nailing down a definition is like trying to define America. And the effort is made more frustrating because we all tend to overuse the term, lavishing it indiscriminately on insolent athletes, glamorous film stars, and fanatic cultists, as well as on genuinely enchanting and inspirational personalities […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO ATTORNEYS

AN OPEN LETTER TO ATTORNEYS

PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GET REVIEWS! Anyone who has been in the search marketing business for more than a month will tell you that getting online reviews is one of the most important and effective marketing activities in which local businesses can invest their time and resources. The reason is “social proof.” From […]

How Your Law Firm’s Community Involvement Can Be a Win-Win-Win

How Your Law Firm’s Community Involvement Can Be a Win-Win-Win

I live in South Carolina. The large storm that hit in October caused a great amount of destructive flooding in my state and heavily impacted the lives of people and the operations of businesses. Most of us were stuck inside and glued to our smartphones because the power was out. The pictures and stories were […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries

CALIFORNIA COURTS OF APPEAL Arbitration Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (2015) _ Cal.App.4th _ , 2015 WL 6451011: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order denying a motion to compel arbitration. The trial court denied the motion because the agreement’s class waiver provision was improper under Gentry v. Superior Court (2007) […]

People Can’t Be Held Accountable Until They are Given the Responsibility and Authority They Need

People Can’t Be Held Accountable Until They are Given the Responsibility and Authority They Need

“ Accountability: Being required to answer for or explain” “ Responsibility: Authority, obligation or duty” —The Oxford Dictionary “Accountability” has become one of the most frequently used terms in management today. Starting with the CEO all levels of management are, more than ever, being held “accountable” for their performance and for the performance of the […]

Community News – December 2015

Community News – December 2015

Berger Kahn Principal Dave Ezra was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Insurance Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Southern California. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peerreview evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys […]

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