Conferences, bar events and business dinners all provide lawyers with an opportunity to network and build relationships with colleagues and clients. But many attorneys dread the requisite small talk. Look at your calendar and you’ll see holiday parties coming up. ...Read More »
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Whether pitching services to a potential client or trying to sway a jury, communication is essential for lawyers. The best way to get a message across that will stick with listeners, according to Connecticut-based author and marketer Bill Schley, is ...Read More »
The first meeting with a client can be a make-it or break-it scenario for attorneys. “The foundation for the entire attorney/client relationship comes from that meeting,” said Allison Shields, president of Legal Ease Consulting in Port Jefferson, N.Y., who coaches ...
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Losing parties are the ones who can appeal cases. That’s a fundamental tenet of appellate jurisprudence. But last week the U.S. Supreme Court said government officials who win a civil rights suit on qualified immunity grounds nevertheless may be entitled ...Read More »
A proposed Florida ethics opinion suggests that lawyers have an ethical duty to sanitize their storage devices, including iPhones, Blackberrys, flash drives, laptops and copiers, in order to prevent inadvertent disclosure of confidential client information. Proposed Advisory Opinion 10-2 would ...Read More »
Good communication skills are essential for lawyers. But in a multi-generational, increasingly technological world, how should lawyers stay in touch with their clients, colleagues and opposing counsel? A recent study showed a generational gap in how different age groups prefer ...
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Once upon a time, cyber insurance was strictly for tech companies. But with 46 states, including Virginia, enacting data breach notification legislation and a host of data security requirements under federal law, lawyers and law firms also should consider purchasing ...Read More »
The national debate over health care covered a broad spectrum of topics and invited opinions from every citizen. And like any political issue, the debate will affect potential jurors, said Richard Gabriel, president of Decision Analysis, a jury consulting company ...Read More »