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Earning an “A”. Representing School and Community College Districts.

Earning an “A”. Representing School and Community College Districts.

For Four Decades, Parker & Covert LLP’s Specialized Service, Immediate Access to Experienced Attorneys, and Premium Work Product Has Earned Consistently High Marks. Parker & Covert’s status as one of California’s premier Education Law Firms is well documented, from its history as one of the first law firms to specialize in education law, to its 39-year history […]

Is Your Law Firm’s Homepage Design Lacking Important Elements?

Is Your Law Firm’s Homepage Design Lacking Important Elements?

The homepage of your firm’s website is one of the most important pages on your site, because it is where the majority of your visitors convert into potential clients. Deciding what elements to include, and how to design the page is crucial to maximizing conversions, and ultimately, new clients for your firm. Determining what converts […]

What You Know vs. Who You Know

What You Know vs. Who You Know

For most of your career you’ve probably heard the adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” That reflected the relationship-centric nature of doing business in a Seller’s market, where demand exceeded supply, and everyone who expended even a little effort got business. Now that you’ll face a Buyer’s market for the remainder […]

Why Every Attorney Needs to Write a Book

Why Every Attorney Needs to Write a Book

If you are like most attorneys, you’ve thought about writing a book. You know intuitively that it will be valuable to your brand and your consulting career. Yet finding the time is difficult—if not impossible—in your busy consulting schedule. According to Elaine Biech, an established expert on both the profession of consulting and authoring books […]

California Case Summaries ADR™. Organized Succinct ADR Summaries by Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.

California Case Summaries ADR™. Organized Succinct ADR Summaries by Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Arbitration McGill v. Citibank (2017) _ Cal.5th _, 2017 WL 1279700: In a class action alleging claims under the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA; Civ. Code, § 1750 et seq.), the unfair competition law (UCL; Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.), the false advertising law and the Insurance Code arising […]

A Time to ACT. New nonprofit fights back against the unethical practice of dual-agency brokerage.

A Time to ACT. New nonprofit fights back against the unethical practice of dual-agency brokerage.

A glaring and dubious conflict of interest has long been rampant in the world of commercial real estate. This practice known as “dual agency” describes a brokerage firm that represents both landlords and tenants in the same negotiation. It should be obvious to a first-year law student— or even someone with just a passing knowledge […]

Five Tips on Hiring an SEO Firm For Your Law Practice

Five Tips on Hiring an SEO Firm For Your Law Practice

While there are infinite ways to spend money marketing your law firm, only some will deliver the right return on investment. In my experience, especially in today’s digital marketing environment, working with the right search engine optimization (SEO) provider is still one of the best investments a small firm can make. When I opened my […]

4 Ways to Find Fresh Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Media

4 Ways to Find Fresh Content Ideas for Your Blog and Social Media

“Make me think, make me laugh, inspire me, teach me something new, and I’ll remember you when it comes time to buy.” This is one of the top mantras for content marketers as they dream up new ways to reach and engage potential clients. As a lawyer, it can be difficult to continually crank out […]

Chaos is King, Until it’s Not. A Solo’s Guide to Order.

Chaos is King, Until it’s Not. A Solo’s Guide to Order.

Chaos sounds the death knell for any solo attorney’s practice. It breeds confusion, distraction, and disorder. Unfortunately, for most solos, chaos is the natural state of affairs. The reason is simple: The practice of law consists of many moving parts at all times, each of which is dynamic and contingent. Take a simple example from […]

Community News – May 2017

Community News – May 2017

Pamela Liosi, attorney at Traut Firm, has received the honor of being selected to receive the 2017 Angelo Palmieri Award for Civility. The award is given each year to the attorney who maintains the legal profession’s highest tradition of excellence, professionalism, ethics and civility in the practice of law by the Robert A. Banyard Inn […]

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