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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…

Just Do It!

December 19, 2004

If you’re dreaming of a solo practice, get busy making it happen!  That’s the crux of my latest Small Firm Business column entitled Make 2005 the Year You Start Your Firm.  (by the way, my…

Can You Make Money from Handling Workers’ Comp?

December 19, 2004

This article, Few Lawyers Take on Workers’ Comp Cases, Patrick Springer, The Forum (12/19/04)  reports on the difficulty that North Dakota workers are having in finding affordable representation for workers comp cases.   According to the…

More on the Flex Time Option

December 19, 2004

Arnie Herz of Legal Sanity (a great blog, by the way, if you’re looking for more satisfaction as a lawyer) has a post about flex time options for attorneys and a link to this article…

Are You Committing Any of These Ethics Violations?

December 19, 2004

This article, High Court [of Kentucky] Disciplines Lawyers, AP, 12/17/04 reports on five recently sanctioned Kentucky attorneys but it also gives a pretty good overview of the types of violations that attorneys might be taken…

The Secret to Successful Blogging Can Make A Firm Successful Too

December 19, 2004

Robert Ambrogi of Legal Line offers this post on how to succeed at blogging that he in turn learned from Howard Owens, director of new media at the Ventura County Star: There are two lessons…

The Bigger They Are, The Bigger the Ethics Breaches?

December 19, 2004

Via Ernie the Attorney, we’ve learned of this news item, Alleged Embezzler Helps Feds Find Cash, Martha Carr,  Times Picayune (12/15/04) that follows up on the arrest of former big firm partner Jame Perdigao for…

A Client’s Role in Case Strategy

December 14, 2004

Yesterday’s 8-0 decision by the United States Supreme Court in Florida v. Nixon found that an attorney’s concession of guilt in a capital case does not give rise to a constitutional ineffective assistance of counsel…

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