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GOMEZ TRIAL ATTORNEYS Officially Arrive in Orange County

GOMEZ TRIAL ATTORNEYS Officially Arrive in Orange County

Focused on Fighting for Justice Wherever They Are Needed, Gomez Trial Attorneys Opens New Office in Orange County and Continues to Evolve into Emerging Practice Areas With hundreds of millions collected in verdicts and settlements for injured plaintiffs across the state and nation, high-profile media cases galore, and an indisputable track record demonstrating proven success in fighting (and winning) massive […]

Demurring, Conferring and Amending - Everything Changed in 2016

Demurring, Conferring and Amending – Everything Changed in 2016

Rules regarding challenges to complaints changed significantly in 2016, with the enactment of Code of Civil Procedure § 430.41, and the amendments to Code of Civil Procedure §§ 472 and 472a. . Before January 1, 2016, if a party objected to a complaint, cross-complaint or answer, they could file a demurrer and follow the regular […]

Understanding and Preventing Mental Health Issues for Legal Professionals

Understanding and Preventing Mental Health Issues for Legal Professionals

Tips, Anecdotes & Apps to Improve Coping Skills The legal profession is stressful, but mental health challenges impact our entire country. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness in a given year. While depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the National […]

A Lawyer’s Guide to Using Social Media for Business Development

A Lawyer’s Guide to Using Social Media for Business Development

The sheer number of attorneys competing for business today, especially in consumer law, makes it virtually impossible to grow a law firm organically by word of mouth. You must be much more proactive and intentional about your business development efforts than just sitting back and letting your work speak for itself. One of the best […]

MARKETING FOR LAWYERS AND WRITING FOR RELATIONSHIPS USING A PERSONAL APPROACH

MARKETING FOR LAWYERS AND WRITING FOR RELATIONSHIPS USING A PERSONAL APPROACH

When it comes to marketing for lawyers, building a relationship with your prospective client is critical. Before a client will trust you, they must feel as though they know you and like you. This is where regular writing can be a big help. By regular writing, I mean using a blog, a newsletter or a […]

How to Move Forward with Good Plans… Instead of Waiting for Perfection

How to Move Forward with Good Plans… Instead of Waiting for Perfection

Being a perfectionist can be an asset as a lawyer. It’s VERY important for you to get the details right when working on a client matter or appearing in court. But in other ways, being a perfectionist can actually hold you back. Especially when it comes to business development. Being a perfectionist can keep you from making progress with plans that are […]

Defining “Must Do”

Defining “Must Do”

Whether we’re talking about professional business development or our personal lives, there’s always a long list of things that we don’t get done, despite our declarations that we coulda, shoulda, woulda, oughta, wanta do them. So, which do we actually get done? Only those we must do. What defines “must,” and how does it differ […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Arbitration (Employment) Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc. (2016) _ Cal.4th _ , 2016 WL 1176599: The California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal’s ruling reversing the trial court’s order denying a motion to compel arbitration on the basis that the arbitration agreement was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable. The arbitration agreement […]

To Develop Business, Just Remember One Word

To Develop Business, Just Remember One Word

Several years ago I conducted a half-day workshop on Business Development at the firm retreat of an AmLaw 100 firm. I closed by saying the following: “If you don’t remember anything we have discussed in the last three hours, then just remember one word.” Then I printed it on the flip chart—and explained what it […]

Community News – May 2016

Community News – May 2016

Bick Law Group is pleased to announce that Alan N. Bick, a pre-eminent environmental lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, has joined the firm as its new co-managing partner. Mr. Bick joins the firm following his retirement from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was a partner in the Orange County office. Mr. Bick practiced environmental law at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for […]

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