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New Jersey Court Orders Lawyers to Disclose Competitors’ Billing Practices and to Use Data To Inform Clients of Likelihood of Success

March 20, 2019

Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted certification to hear an appeal of the Appellate Division’s ruling in Balducci v. Cige, Docket No. A-3068-16T2 (August 30, 2018) which voided an attorney’s hourly fee agreement with a client for a discrimination action because the lawyer failed to advise the client that other firms could handle…

What’s Your Tagline?

March 6, 2005

Are you a “Heavy Hitter” – or  a lawyer who means business?  What about a Tiger?  These are just a couple of the slogans mentioned in this brief article here. What’s your slogan – and…

What NOT to Put In A Retainer Agreement

February 28, 2005

As we at MyShingle have said many times, a retainer agreement is one of the most important tools that we lawyers have to protect ourselves from unscrupulous or troublesome clients.  It should be obvious though…

Fabulous Resource from the Texas YLA

February 28, 2005

Kudos to the Texas Young Lawyers Association for this innovative project, tenminutementor.com, an online library of video presentations on topics like substantive law (mostly Texas, but some, like the talk on Ten Tips for Federal…

Supreme Solos

February 28, 2005

October marks the Supreme Court’s return to the bench after summer recess.  But for the past four years, it’s also marked the Supreme Court group admission of roughly thirty solo attorney from all over the…

What’s Worse – A Lying Lawyer or A Stupid, Greedy One?

February 26, 2005

In this bizarre story, Attorney Punished for False Promises, Adam Kovac, Daily Herald (2/26/05) concerning a disciplinary action brought against attorney Cynthia Sutherin who duped her co-workers into joining what turned out to be a…

Elder Law – A Niche Practice

February 26, 2005

Matt Homann at The Nonbillable Hour had this recent post about the potentially emerging field of Retirement Services (which might range from errand running services for older people, consulting on new career opportunities and fund…

Tips for Leaving Solo Practice

February 26, 2005

There’s plenty written – both at MyShingle and elsewhere – about the right way to start a law practice.  But there’s also a right way to close one down when a solo decides to move…

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