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Duty of Care and Standard of Care Revisited

Duty of Care and Standard of Care Revisited

In my files of memorable products liability cases, there is one that, as an expert witness, I often cite anecdotally as the most profound example of inappropriate standard of care by a defendant company. The plaintiff had purchased an inexpensive residential box fan. The brand name may be a familiar one, although the manufacturing facility […]

19 STEPSTO BUILDING A REGIONAL OR NATIONAL LAW PRACTICE

19 STEPSTO BUILDING A REGIONAL OR NATIONAL LAW PRACTICE

Many lawyers are expanding their practices beyond state boundaries, building a regional or national practice. In some cases, they provide narrowly focused services; in others, they offer broad-based skills with the hopes of attracting a handful of the best cases in the country. If your practice area is suited to going beyond your state boundaries, […]

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

4 Client Intake Best Practices For Law Firms

At many law firms, client intake is a disjointed process of back and forth calls and emails, and manual paperwork. The process can be arduous for both clients and staff. Worst of all, poor organization can expose law firms to liability when mistakes are made and result in lost business when things slip through the […]

Zero $ Investment: Fast Lane for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Zero $ Investment: Fast Lane for Lawyers on LinkedIn

Why remain invisible to nearly 550+ million LinkedIn professionals? LinkedIn, recently acquired by Microsoft, has grown dramatically from its nascent beginnings to attract professionals from many business categories. It’s a virtual fast lane, outpacing Facebook in relative percentage growth in professional users. There are 5 million professionals in your California geography and one might be […]

6 QUICK Ways To Give Your Firm the EDGE Over Competition— With Examples!

6 QUICK Ways To Give Your Firm the EDGE Over Competition— With Examples!

In legal marketing, it’s very common to hear our clients ask about their competition. Some of the top questions are: “What are they doing to rank #1?” and “Why are they getting more traffic than me?” These are great questions that both have very complex answers. However, there are some quick things you can do […]

Don’t Rob Your Prospects of Their Scarcest Resource. And What Not to Say When Marketing.

Don’t Rob Your Prospects of Their Scarcest Resource. And What Not to Say When Marketing.

Ever notice how many people want to steal your scarcest resource? They crave a piece of your time—often for their own benefit. But this theft isn’t only limited to people … each day hundreds of marketing messages attempt to rob you of your time, too. So how do you decide where to direct your attention? […]

What Are the Most Important Functions of a Good Law Firm Website?

What Are the Most Important Functions of a Good Law Firm Website?

While there are many components to a good law firm website, today we’re going to cover a few of the most important features. You want your website to portray the following three things to potential clients, and anyone who visits your website: Make it clear what you do and who you help. Within the first […]

Ten Proven Strategies to Effectively Implement the Two-tier Partner Structure

Ten Proven Strategies to Effectively Implement the Two-tier Partner Structure

Partners in a great many law firms have recognized the value of creating a two-tier partnership structure—as opposed to the “up or out” alternative—for dealing with those long-tenured associates the firm has invested a lot of money in developing, yet do not satisfy all of the objective and subjective criteria to become equity partners. During […]

Ethical Issues in Using Social Media

Ethical Issues in Using Social Media

Why should lawyers care about social media, and whether they are using it ethically? Obviously, lawyers should be concerned about compliance with ethical requirements in everything they do, but there may be some hidden ethical pitfalls in the use of social media about which they need to be aware, both on behalf of themselves and […]

COMBINING PASSIONATE DEDICATION with SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE IN FAMILY LAW

COMBINING PASSIONATE DEDICATION with SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE IN FAMILY LAW

Attorneys at Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP focus on family law cases in Orange County, a specialization that creates an extensive knowledge of California’s divorce and family law, the court system, and opposing counsel. The firm has nine attorneys all exclusively practicing family law. Five are certified by the Board of Legal Specialization as Certified […]

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