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Archive for May 2006

More on the Ethics of Leaving A Law Firm

As more lawyers depart large firms to strike out on their own, the ethical issues relating to departing attorneys gains more attention.  Here’s another article on the topic, Practicing Ethics:  Switching Jobs, NY Lawyer (5/26/06).   The article focuses on the following three issues: * When and what can be told to clients? Most lawyers have…

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Another Biglaw Attorney Headed for Smaller Pastures

For many lawyers, reaching the top of biglaw is enough.  But not Corliss Scorggins Lawson, former chief of biglaw firm Lord, Bissell & Brook’s Atlanta office, who’s just left her post to strike out on her own, as reported in  Lord, Bissell’s Top Atlanta Attorney Leaves to Start Her Own Shop, Fulton County Daily Report…

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What GCs Don’t Like About Their Lawyers

Even if you don’t deal with corporate counsel as part of your law practice, this article, GCs Vent Their Frustrations About Outside Counsel (Recorder, 5/23/06) is worth reading, because it can help improve your relationship with any clients.  The article lists what corporate counsel don’t like about their outside counsel.  Unpopular practices include (1) surprising…

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FREE Webinar on Branding an Image for Attorneys

A few days ago, I wrote about the value of marketing.  Since then, I Iearned about a free webinar called The Power of Branding and Image for Attorneys.  The webinar, which will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 2 p.m. EST, will be presented by Mark Merenda of Smart Marketing and sponsored by Legal…

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Solo Wins a $4.7 Million Verdict

Last months, one of our readers, solo Scott P. Schomer of Schomer Law in Torrance, California won an amazing $4.7 million dollar verdict for his client, a grandmother who’d been left homeless after being defrauded of her Beverly Hills home by her former attorney who along with his wife moved into his former client’s house…

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A Law Professor Recognizes the Value of Marketing

Lawyerpreneur and marketing guru Nader Anise provided me with an article by one of his former law professors who recognizes the value of marketing.  It’s an interesting article though most readers here may already recognize the basic lessons.  My own question is whether law schools are equipped to teach courses on how to start a…

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Small Firm Lawyer Has Big Ideas for The WV Bar

A small firm lawyer, Rob Fisher, has taken the helm at the West Virginia Bar as reported in this article. Based on what he has planned for his state, I sure wish they’d find more like him to lead the ABA.  According to the article, Fisher plans to focus on small firms and solos and…

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Are you Fully Paperless?

There’s a discussion at Evan Schaeffer’sIllinois Trial Practice Blog over the feasibility of a fully paperless office.  Evan admits, and many commenters agree, that he has some difficulty relying exclusively on electronic documents, particularly when he’s trying to get up to speed on a new, paper-laden matter. What do you think?  Do you still print…

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