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Eight handy gadgets for the mobile lawyer office (access required)

Wacom Bamboo pen and tablet

For the 21st century lawyer, mobility is key, since a mobile law practice makes it easier than ever for lawyers to practice law no matter where they happen to be. That’s why, according to the American Bar Association’s 2013 Legal ...

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7 things to say to a potential family law (or other) client (access required)


Hiring an attorney can be a stressful and time-consuming task for people who suddenly find themselves in need of legal representation. The following are my top seven items that I discuss during an interview with a potential client: 1) “There ...

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Witness prep: Not only permissible, but essential (access required)


Just settling into the witness preparation session, your client nervously asks: “What if they ask about preparation?” It’s a frequent question — and concern — from witnesses. Contained within it are all the common stereotypes about dishonest lawyers improperly “coaching” ...

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The stress-free law practice (access required)


Many of you saw the headline of this column and thought one of two things: “That is absolutely impossible” or “Yes, I want that.” I am fairly certain that a completely stress-free law practice is not possible, any more than ...

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Strategy looms large in noncompete arena (access required)

One of the most difficult and critical decisions lawyers must make is deciding who to sue. Though it’s arguably the first decision in any lawsuit, when it comes to suing to enforce restrictive covenants such as non-competition agreements, the choice ...

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When business interruptions occur, whose liability is it? (access required)

The recent spate of weather-related casualties has caused many business owners to re-examine their business interruption insurance coverage, and now even the most bottom-line-focused entrepreneurs are thinking inclusion of this type of coverage may be money well-spent. The allocation of ...

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