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Lawyers, Nail that Meeting with Your Prospective Client

Lawyers, Nail that Meeting with Your Prospective Client

A prospective client has identified three lawyers whom she believes possess the expertise and standing to solve her problem. The good news is that you’re one of them, and 10 minutes from now she’ll be sitting in your office to interview you. The less-good news? You don’t know much about her beyond whatever dry information a […]

California Case Summaries Monthly™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

California Case Summaries Monthly™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New California Civil Cases

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Landlord-Tenant Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westlake Health Care Center (2018) _ Cal.5th _ , 2018 WL 6597341: The California Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court ruled that an owner of real property that acquires title to property under a power of sale contained in a […]

Is Succession Planning on Your Firm’s 2019 To-Do List?

Is Succession Planning on Your Firm’s 2019 To-Do List?

Succession and succession planning are hot topics in the legal profession. One statistic explains the focus on the topic—only about 30% of law firms make it beyond the first generation. Why Do So Many Law Firms Fail? Why do so few law firms make it to the second generation? Consider this progression of logic: Few […]

What Clients Love (and Hate) about Email Communication from Lawyers

What Clients Love (and Hate) about Email Communication from Lawyers

Clients are increasingly asked to do more with less. They have greater responsibilities, have more work to do and often spend all day going from meeting to meeting or conference call to conference call. Email is often the best way to get messages to clients during hectic days, but their inboxes are on overload. Many clients estimate receiving 250 to […]

Triple Threat. Rizio Liberty Lipinsky

Triple Threat. Rizio Liberty Lipinsky

Consumer, Victim and Employee Attorneys Unite to Create Modern, Statewide Consumer Law Firm On the heels of U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Law Firm Rankings for Rizio Law Firm in Riverside and Orange County, Liberty Law in Oakland and San Francisco, and Lipinsky Law in San Bernardino County, the firms’ respective founders announced […]

The Value of a STRONG NARRATIVE

The Value of a STRONG NARRATIVE

A Huge Win for a Respected Physician’s Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud and Legal Malpractice Case Proves the Value of a Strong Narrative Strategy for Keller/Anderle LLP ” Trials are a matter of inches. Provided you develop and follow a strong narrative and don’t allow yourself or your team to deviate from that narrative, […]

The Golden Rules: A Primer on California’s New Professional Responsibility Rules

The Golden Rules: A Primer on California’s New Professional Responsibility Rules

California overhauled its Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 1, 2018. This article highlights some impactful revisions for commercial litigators. However, all California lawyers should familiarize themselves with the sixty-nine new and revised rules. The new rules affect all facets of practice—even at the client and business development phase. For example, Rule 1.18 imposes a […]

Imputed Disqualification: Challenges of Suing Former Clients

Imputed Disqualification: Challenges of Suing Former Clients

The case of RehabCare Group East, Inc. v. Village Health Care Management, LLC demonstrates the importance of thorough and vigorous conflict of interest checks by attorneys to avoid representation overlap. This case illustrated the dangers of suing a former client and led a U.S. district court to disqualify the law firm that had been representing […]

6 Reasons Why Content Is too Important for Lawyers to Write

6 Reasons Why Content Is too Important for Lawyers to Write

Content is about the music, not the words. That’s why it is too important to be written by lawyers and other professionals. It’s not that you don’t know your stuff; rather, it’s that you know it too well. As a result, few attorneys understand how to explain something simply in a blog, article or even […]

The Surprising Sentence That Keeps Prospects Reading (and Buying)

The Surprising Sentence That Keeps Prospects Reading (and Buying)

You spend time and resources writing a marketing piece. So why not make sure as many prospects as possible read it? Let me explain. You already know the importance of headlines in marketing materials. They act as attention tools for grabbing your readers’ eyes and guiding them to your copy. And although essential to every […]

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