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WORKING SMART to Secure Successful Results

WORKING SMART to Secure Successful Results

JML Law’s Team Approach to Each Case Ensures Justice for Individuals “I always had a vision of what I wanted to accomplish as a lawyer, and felt that I could best invoke that if I could control the mission of my own firm,” says Joseph M. Lovretovich, award-winning attorney and founder of JML Law, APC. […]

What’s on Tap for 2017 In Digital Law Firm Marketing?

What’s on Tap for 2017 In Digital Law Firm Marketing?

It’s the start of a new year—and the time for some reflection. During the coming days and weeks, your law firm should look back on your digital marketing efforts from 2016. What worked? What didn’t work? Of course, you should also look ahead to 2017. You need to ask, “What can we do to stay […]

Creative Price Negotiation

Creative Price Negotiation

Most lawyers struggle with negotiating pricing with prospects and clients. Part of this is the product of lawyers’ personalities, which are generally conflict-averse. Part of this is based on the fear that inartful price discussions could cause them to overplay their hand and lose the business. However, a large part comes from having a singular […]

How to Double Your Productivity in 30 Days

How to Double Your Productivity in 30 Days

All of us are plagued with too much work and too little time. Many of us have experimented with various time management systems and various electronic scheduling programs that we hope will keep us focused and on track and help us improve our productivity. In reality we all possess the tools we need to double […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Attorneys (Anti-SLAPP) Barry v. State Bar of California (2017) _ Cal.5th _, 2017 WL 56342: The California Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeal holding that, in the absence of subject matter jurisdiction, the trial court had no power to hear or decide an anti-SLAPP motion to strike under […]

Shake Your Moneymaker: Get Paid in 2017

Shake Your Moneymaker: Get Paid in 2017

Lawyers and money do not go together like peas and carrots. Actually, let me rephrase that: Lawyers and talking about money do not go together like peas and carrots. Lawyers and managing money do not go together like peas and carrots. And lawyers and setting competitive market rates do not go together like peas and […]

Desk-icide: Seven Ways Your Workplace is Making You Sick

Desk-icide: Seven Ways Your Workplace is Making You Sick

Sitting for long hours, indoors, staring at a computer and shoveling in bad food at work isn’t just a bad idea, it can be devastating to your health. I know, it seems almost counter-intuitive: Worker safety standards globally are at an all-time high. We have “nutrition-packed” food and, on the whole, work itself has gotten […]

Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

Client Satisfaction Surveys: Five Quick Questions to Ask

Lawyers often resist the idea of conducting client satisfaction surveys: They don’t believe people will be honest unless they have complete anonymity, and they don’t believe clients will take the time to complete the survey. It’s true, many will not complete the survey, but some will. And right now, you probably aren’t collecting any valuable […]

Offer a Guarantee for Added Client Confidence

Offer a Guarantee for Added Client Confidence

I can feel the chill in the air. You’re thinking, “Guaranteeing a lawyer’s services? You must be crazy.” Sears built a retail empire on six words, “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back.” Today, most online and offline retail stores and mail-order companies give you a prompt refund, exchange or credit for anything you buy that […]

Community News – February 2017

Community News – February 2017

Richard W. Millar, Jr. has joined Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. (“FSG”) as Of Counsel. Millar will work in FSG’s Litigation and Real Estate & Construction groups. FSG is a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine. Millar has been a practicing attorney in California for approximately 50 years. He is well-known in […]

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