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Frontiers of legal marketing: Law firm has a pitch to woo brides (access required)

BALTIMORE– Gorgeous gowns, amazing cakes, fabulous florists, luxury limousines: Bridal show vendors typically are focused on making a couple’s wedding day fantasies a reality-show dream come true. At one booth at a recent bridal show in Baltimore, the fantasy took ...

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Foreign-language records: Every detail counts (access required)

In litigation, medical records can be a minefield of details. A nurse has scribbled an illegible note in the margin. A page from another patient’s file has slipped into the record. A key handwritten dosage isn’t clear. And when the ...

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Leading questions, plain words and control on cross-ex (access required)

Dean Wigmore stated that cross-examination is beyond doubt “the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of the truth.” But, truth is rarely what a skillful trial lawyer seeks to accomplish on cross-examination. Cross-examination is not only a truth-seeking ...

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Legal technology predictions for 2012 (access required)

If 2011 was the year that lawyers finally took notice of Internet-based and mobile technologies — if only because these tools affected evidentiary issues in their practices — then 2012 will be the year that most lawyers not yet using ...

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Dos and don’ts of cost-effective mediation (access required)

Wisconsin lawyer Dawn Drellos-Thompson realized a few years ago that her small business owner or minimum-wage earning clients could not afford most mediators. So she started a separate mediation practice, charging half or less of the Milwaukee-area market rate. She ...

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Financing a transition (access required)

Senior partners want to retire. Emerging leaders want a greater stake in their companies and a say in their direction. Everybody wants some assurance of financial stability now and in the future. In good times, funding retirement and leadership transition ...

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How to make your association memberships pay off (access required)

When it comes to association memberships for lawyers, the first thing you must do is join the right organizations, those where your clients, referral sources and prospective clients hang out, and be active in them. It’s that simple, right? There ...

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The hot legal practice areas in 2012 (access required)

Despite sobering unemployment numbers across the country, employment for lawyers continues to be promising in the hottest practice areas. Firms are actively hiring attorneys who specialize in the highest-demand niches, according to Charles Volkert, Executive Director at Robert Half Legal, ...

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