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The Bright Line Between Marketing and Sales

The Bright Line Between Marketing and Sales

These days in the legal world, you don’t hear the terms “marketing” and “sales” very often. “Marketing” lost its luster during the severe cutbacks in law firms’ marketing communications programs during the recession. Firms lost their appetite for big investments that would take a long time to pay off (at least visibly) because they faced […]

Learning to Learn

Learning to Learn

Many lawyers struggle to learn business development skills, in no small part because they don’t embrace the need to get better at it. Oh, sure, they say all the right things, but when it comes down to setting aside time (and sometimes money) and committing to learning, applying, getting feedback, and practicing, they have lots […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jason Daniel Feld of Ulich, Ganion, Balmuth, Fisher & Feld LLP

Jason Daniel Feld of Ulich, Ganion, Balmuth, Fisher & Feld LLP

“I have known I wanted to be an attorney since 6th grade, when I did a Mock Trial in Junior High School. The strategic aspects of litigation continue to fuel my desire to practice law today,” says Jason Daniel Feld, Partner at Ulich, Ganion, Balmuth, Fisher & Feld, LLP. Feld grew up in Houston, Texas, […]

Leveraging Offline Activities to Boost Your Firm's Online Results

Leveraging Offline Activities to Boost Your Firm’s Online Results

It’s no secret that having a strong online marketing strategy is essential for any law firm these days. What many lawyers need to know, though, is how you can leverage your offline activities to give you a leg up online. As an active professional and dedicated member of your community, you are likely already involved […]

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity.Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need.

How to Build Your Law Practice with Dignity.Here’s the only marketing plan you’ll ever need.

Many lawyers spend thousands of dollars on complex marketing plans. But then, often, other priorities seize their attention and their marketing plans gather dust. Here’s the marketing plan I use for my clients. Step 1 Identify the niche you want to fill and the services you want to market. When prospects hear your name, you […]

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries by Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.

McIntyre’s Civil Alert. Organized Succinct Summaries by Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT Torts (Components Parts Doctrine) Ramos v. Brenntag Specialties, Inc. (2016) _ Cal.4th _ , 2016 WL 3435777: The California Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal that reversed the trial court’s granting of a demurrer without leave to amend. The California Supreme Court ruled that the protection afforded to […]

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