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New Bankruptcy Rules went into effect Dec. 1 (access required)

Starting on Dec. 1, seven changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure went into effect. The rules (see “Seven Changes” list, below) are intended to clear the controversy in some bankruptcy rules, and create uniformity by requiring revisions to ...

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Five things to know about arbitration at FINRA (access required)

For attorneys who never have heard of the Financial Industry Regulation Authority before, now might be a smart time to learn the basics. Wall Street has been a tumultuous place of late, and chances are, sometime soon a client will ...

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Tips for an effective and ethical negotiation (access required)

The role of business counsel is complex. The lawyer has to not only produce a legal and enforceable negotiated agreement, but also must try to get the best deal for clients while conducting the negotiation in a way that reflects ...

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Use the evidence to tell the jury a story (access required)

When presenting a case to a jury, there is a fine line an attorney must walk between showy theatricality and mind-numbing exposition of technical evidence. Be too entertaining and you lose credibility. Be too dry and jurors’ eyes roll back ...

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Keeping client data secure while you are in transit (access required)

It’s a challenge to maintain confidentiality when you’re on the move. Here are some tips for business trips that can increase your productivity while protecting your clients’ privacy as you travel. Limit cell phone use. Making a client phone call ...

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Give great client service (access required)

How do you measure client service? How can you avoid being replaced? There are no easy answers, since client service is measured in the eye of the beholder. Research based on 240 in-depth interviews with corporate counsel conducted by the ...

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How to choose an investment vehicle (access required)

Most investors lack, or perhaps just can’t articulate, a reliable set of criteria for evaluating their choices among various investment vehicles. It’s odd because most of us have no trouble sorting through the options for ordinary consumer products and services. ...

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Representing unpopular clients: What are the ethics? (access required)

The U.S. House of Representatives isn’t what most lawyers would usually think of as an “unpopular client,” but recently the law firm of King & Spalding was pressured into dropping its representation of that body in a lawsuit over the ...

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Tips for better client retention (access required)

Though many lawyers work hard to expand their client base, keeping existing clients is critical to the success of a practice and can be much more efficient. “It takes at least 10 times the effort to get a new client ...

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