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Archive for June 2011

Practice Tips, Courtesy of Rakofsky v. The Internet

(updated, 7 am 6/7/11 to change a few points) As I mentioned a few weeks back, I’m one of the 81 defendants who’s been sued by Joseph Rakofsky. The post that won me an admission ticket to the front lines of this lawsuit tracked a theme common to 45 other posts I’ve written: what not…

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Lawyers & Video: Interview With Gerry Oginski

  Why Lawyers Should Use Video from Carolyn Elefant on Vimeo.   Are you interested in learning more about how lawyers can use video?  Sure, I could have written a post on the subject, but I figured that the better approach was for the medium to fit the message. So I taped a Skype chat…

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To Refer For A Fee or Refrain? That Is the Question For Solo Lawyers

Should solo and small firm lawyers refer cases for a fee…or refrain?  It’s question largely unique to solos.  After all, when lawyers at a firm bring in business that is assigned to or handled by others, they typically receive an origination fee and may continue to collect a percentage of revenue subsequently generated by that…

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