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RJS LAW Partners with USD to Form the USD School of Law-RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute to Educate and Empower Tax Professionals While Strengthening Tax Communities Throughout Southern California

INNOVATION, INSPIRATION & COLLABORATION

RJS LAW Partners with USD to Form the USD School of Law-RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute to Educate and Empower Tax Professionals While Strengthening Tax Communities Throughout Southern California When Ronson, “Ronnie” Shamoun launched RJS LAW in 2003, he had two primary objectives. He was first determined to make a difference in the lives of individuals […]

by Jeff Kerr

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Law Firm

When I graduated from law school in 2010, legal jobs were hard to find. After a brief stint as a staff attorney, I wasn’t optimistic about finding a job that would fulfill the dreams that led me to law school in the first place. So, I started my own law firm with a law school […]

Paul Burton

Seven Steps to Productive Meetings

Meetings are the most expensive periods of time we spend together. Try, for example, adding up the loaded employee cost of a simple weekly status meeting. Your answer will make it immediately clear why meetings need to be highly productive to justify the expense. EFFECTIVE MEETING ELEMENTS Let’s focus on the components of a meeting, […]

Making Clients’ Lives Easier

Making Clients’ Lives Easier

Lawyers have a lot of questions about how to develop new business. Once they start working with a client, however, the question often becomes, “How can I expand the business?” The simple fact is that clients want to work with lawyers who “get” them—lawyers who understand how, as a client, I like things done, who […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

5 Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless of size. One reason is that the billable hour limits and even stifles collaboration. (Collaboration? It’s not something lawyers […]

Handling Conflicts With Your Colleagues

Handling Conflicts With Your Colleagues

Workplace conflicts among colleagues are not only common, they are necessary. Despite most people’s desire to avoid or minimize them, conflicts are normal. In fact, conflicts are not even a bad thing. Most of them are positive; we just tend to remember the ones with negative outcomes. Simply put, conflicts are differences in perspectives, opinions, […]

Organized Succinct Summaries

McIntyre’s Civil Alert

Organized Succinct Summaries by Monty A. McIntyre, Esq. CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Real Property Horiike v. Coldwell Banker (2016) _ Cal.App.4th _, 2016 WL 6833005: The California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal’s decision that reversed the jury’s verdict for defendant at trial. An associate licensee owed to the buyer a duty under Civil Code section […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As in all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many sources—law firms, other providers of legal services, legal departments, surveys and the legal and general press. It is also the […]

Community News – January 2017

Community News – January 2017

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Rutan & Tucker, LLP, as a 2017 “Best Law Firm.” Firms included in the list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. […]

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